The Great Wealth Divide!

The Problem is This

Filthy Rotten System.”

Dorothy Day, founder of the Catholic Worker movement



On Martin Luther King’s birthday, OxFam released a report detailing the shocking economic inequality in America and around the world. Most strikingly, the richest 85 people own as much wealth as the poorest 50% of the world’s population — that’s 3.5 billion people. Among the other findings in the report:

1. Half of the world’s wealth is owned by 1% of the population. 2. The top one percent has 65 times the wealth of the bottom half. 3. Since the late 1970s, tax rates for the richest have fallen in 29 of the 30 counties for which data is available. This means the wealthy are not only making more but paying a smaller percentage in taxes. 4. Global corporations routinely use their clout to avoid paying taxes in Africa, where poverty is most acute. 5. In the U.S. the top 1% captured 95% of the growth after the 2009 financial crisis. The bottom 90% actually became poorer. You can read the full report here.

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Economic Justice!

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