Reward work, not wealth

To end the inequality crisis, we must build an economy for ordinary working people, not the rich and powerful.

Publication date: 22 January 2018
Author: Diego Alejo Vázquez Pimentel, Iñigo Macías Aymar, Max Lawson

Last year saw the biggest increase in billionaires in history, one more every two days. This huge increase could have ended global extreme poverty seven times over. 82% of all wealth created in the last year went to the top 1%, and nothing went to the bottom 50%.

Dangerous, poorly paid work for the many is supporting extreme wealth for the few. Women are in the worst work, and almost all the super-rich are men. Governments must create a more equal society by prioritizing ordinary workers and small-scale food producers instead of the rich and powerful.