Articles by OXFAM

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Mega-Rich Recoup COVID-Losses in Record-Time yet Billions Will Live in Poverty for At Least a Decade
OXFAM - TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Feb 2021

25 Jan 2021 – A new global survey of 295 economists from 79 countries, commissioned by Oxfam, reveals that 87 percent of respondents expect an ‘increase’ or a ‘major increase’ in income inequality in their country as a result of the pandemic. Oxfam’s report shows how the rigged economic system is enabling a super-rich elite to amass wealth in the middle of the worst recession since the Great Depression while billions of people are struggling to make ends meet and how the pandemic is deepening long-standing economic, racial and gender divides.

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The Inequality Virus
Esmé Berkhout, et al. | OXFAM - TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Feb 2021

25 Jan 2021 – Bringing together a world torn apart by coronavirus through a fair, just and sustainable economy. Over two million people have died, and hundreds of millions of people are being forced into poverty while many of the richest–individuals and corporations–are thriving. Billionaire fortunes returned to their pre-pandemic highs in just nine months.

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World’s Billionaires Have More Wealth than 4.6 Billion People
Oxfam – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Jan 2020

20 Jan 2020 – The world’s 2,153 billionaires have more wealth than the 4.6 billion people who make up 60 percent of the planet’s population, reveals a new report from Oxfam today ahead of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.

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Richest 1 Percent Bagged 82 Percent of Wealth Created Last Year – Poorest Half of Humanity Got Nothing
OXFAM International – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Jan 2018

22 Jan 2018 – Eighty two percent of the wealth generated last year went to the richest one percent of the global population, while the 3.7 billion people who make up the poorest half of the world saw no increase in their wealth, according to a new Oxfam report released today. The report is being launched as political and business elites gather for the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

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An Economy for the 99%
Oxfam - TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Jan 2017

January 2017 Oxfam Briefing Paper – It‟s time to build a human economy that benefits everyone, not just the privileged few.

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Broken at the Top – The Oxfam Report
Oxfam America – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Apr 2016

The gap between rich and poor is reaching new extremes. The richest 1% have accumulated more wealth than the rest of the world put together. Meanwhile, the wealth owned by the bottom half of humanity has fallen by a trillion dollars in the past five years. Just 62 individuals now have the same wealth as 3.6 billion people – half of humanity.

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Another World Is Possible, Without the 1% – Tunis World Social Forum 2015
Winnie Byanyima, OXFAM – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Mar 2015

23 Mar 2015 – Activists from around the world will defy the terrorists to attend the World Social Forum in Tunis on March 25, determined to make the occasion a beacon for free speech, justice and equality.

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85 Richest People Own the Wealth of Half of the World’s Population
OXFAM – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Jan 2014

Wealthy elites have co-opted political power to rig the rules of the economic game, undermining democracy and creating a world where the 85 richest people own the wealth of half of the world’s population, worldwide development organization Oxfam warns in a report published today [20 Jan 2014].

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