Together we can!
There is an overwhelming consensus that things must change. For three years the World Economic Forum has listed growing income inequality as a major global risk, a warning echoed by Professor Klaus Schwab. Then at Davos in January, Oxfam launched a report that revealed 85 people own as much wealth as the bottom half of humanity. This captured the public imagination everywhere, went viral on social media, sparked debate, and made headlines across the world.
My favourite related anecdote comes from a colleague who had been visiting a tiny, remote village in rural Vietnam. When he got there, a local smallholder farmer approached him to ask if he’d heard about the richest 85. As Andrew Haldane, the chief economist of the Bank of England, said, this statistic “touched a moral nerve among many”.
I was at Davos at the time, and what I saw was that faith, power and…
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