World’s 85 richest people have as much as poorest 3.5 billion

Is it acceptable, the 85 richest people in the world are as wealthy as poorest half of the world?

Global Inequality

Global Inequality

It is staggering that in the 21st Century, half of the world’s population – that’s three and a half billion people – own no more than a tiny elite whose numbers could all fit comfortably on a double-decker bus. — Winnie Byanyima, Oxfam executive director

This week, the global 1%, the tax-dodgers, the bankers, the billionaires, and politicians in their pockets, will gather for the World Economic Forum in Davos to agree how they can screw still further the 99%.

In attendance will be we-are-all-in-it-together George Osborne and David Cameron, who have already announced a further round of spending cuts which will hit the poorest hardest.

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