Over the past year, an overwhelming consensus has developed on the dangers of growing and extreme economic inequality. Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of Oxfam International, gives four ways to close the growing inequality gap.
Mexico is the setting for these stories. The country that sees the coexistence of an individual like Carlos Slim, who has several times been named the richest man on the planet, and another such as Francisco, who has no home to live in.
This Blog Action Day 2014, I ask: When we talk about economic inequality (the difference in wealth between the richest and the poorest) within a municipality, a country, a region or between different countries, why do these inequalities persist and increase? What can be done to change these imbalances?
This is a guest blog, posted on behalf of one of the three winners of Oxfam's Blog Action Day competition.
As winter approaches, and temperatures are set to plummet below freezing, see how Oxfam is helping some of Syria's refugees in Lebanon keep warm through the cold months.