Inequality and essential services

The widening gap between the richest and poorest is damaging economies and pushing more people into poverty. There are practical ways to close the gap.

Oxfam campaigns against tax havens. Photo: Tineke D'haese/Oxfam

Blog: How to end the inequality crisis? More tax justice

While the rich are getting richer, governments’ reforms all around the world have brought cuts in corporate income, wealth and property taxes and cuts in public services. The EU is not exempt from this trend, but can have a positive role – if it implements reforms.

Combatamos la desigualidad.

Blog: Las siete principales preguntas que nos hicieron sobre nuestro nuevo informe de desigualdad

uestro nuevo informe sobre el estado de la desigualdad en el mundo evidencia cómo nuestra economía proporciona beneficios inimaginables a las personas más ricas a costa de la explotación de millones de trabajadores y trabajadoras. Estas son algunas de las preguntas más interesantes que nos han llegado y nuestras respuestas.

Fight inequality, beat poverty.

Blog: The top 7 questions you asked about the new Oxfam inequality report

Our new inequality report reveals how our economy is delivering billions for those at the top by exploiting millions of ordinary workers at the bottom. Here are some of the most interesting questions we’ve been asked about it, and our answers.

Fight inequality, beat poverty.

Blog: What’s Wrong with Wealth? Inequality.

Don’t be fooled. What has become increasingly clear over the years, is that there’s no way we’re going to end poverty unless we tackle extreme wealth too.

Photo: Arturo Cañedo - Oxfam

Blog: Latin America remains the most unequal region in the world

Although income inequality has fallen in recent years, Latin America remains the most unequal region in the world. Our team of experts there reviews how to tackle such extreme inequality.

Foto: Arturo Cañedo - Oxfam

Blog: #NavidadEsCambiar: Que Papá Noel llegue cargado de cambios y esperanza para Latinoamérica

 Usualmente pensamos en la navidad como un espacio de disfrute e intercambio, pero imagínate que Papá Noel traiga regalos sólo para uno de los cuatro niños de un hogar. ¿Harías algo al respecto?

Tax dodging steals money from health and education.

Blog: Why tax dodging is a human rights issue

In the wake of the recent Paradise Papers scandal we saw how tax dodging deprives already deprived people of basic services like access to water, education and healthcare. But, how does tax affect human rights? Here, Alex May argues that tax dodging can also be seen as a human rights violation.

Oxfam campaign graphic telling Peru’s President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski that prior consultation is a human right.

Blog: A win for Free, Prior and Informed Consent: Indigenous leaders halt protests after Peru agrees to meet their demands

The Peruvian government’s agreement with indigenous leaders in oil block 192 offers a ray of hope for indigenous organizations fighting to have a say in projects that affect them, but major gaps remain in consultation processes across Latin America.

Huge new #ParadisePapers leak reveals how wealthy & powerful invest offshore.

Blog: Paradise Papers exposes feeble political attempts to end tax havens

Huge new #ParadisePapers leak reveals how wealthy & powerful invest offshore. When companies and the super-rich don’t pay their fair share of tax, it’s the world’s poorest who suffer the most.

A father holds his daughter as he stands on a site from which local residents have recently been evicted to make way for new developments, close to luxury apartments in North Jakarta. Credit: Tiara Audina/Oxfam

Blog: The IMF’s bold moves on inequality are still unconvincing

The International Monetary Fund’s policy advice impacts who becomes economic winners and losers. New Oxfam report finds the International Monetary Fund’s new ‘inequality pilots’ fail to support inequality reduction.

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