Wednesday, April 02, 2014

The Stunning Truth About Global Inequality

Below is an eye-opening video from The Rules, a global movement that advocates for changes that  empower  ordinary people around the world and seek changes in the rules that create poverty and inequality. The organization addresses such issues as unequal taxation, land, food, climate, health, women and girls, and trade.

Changing the rules seems like a daunting and seemingly impossible task in a world where those who benefit from the global economic structure control the political process. Nevertheless, The Rules carries on in this manner:  We operate as a decentralized network with several campaign hubs around the world, including in Johannesburg, Nairobi, Mumbai, New York, Toronto, and Rio. The focus of these hubs is to identify issues, opportunities, technologies and regional strategies for each campaign.   Learn More

Here is the main message about global income inequality.
The richest 300 people on earth have as much wealth as the poorest 3 billion. This is no accident; those in power write the rules. Together, we have the power to change those rules."

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