Wealthy people can fight inequality too

Rich people who support the objective of curbing extreme economic inequality should not be silenced by right-wing accusations of hypocrisy, writes Kaushik Basu

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Society loses when it’s all about the money

When people are addicted to drugs or alcohol or food, so that their life revolves around acquiring and consuming, we regard this as a mental illness.

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'It is time the first Dail's vision of income and wealth equality was realised, here and around the world'

Every January we get a glimpse into a different world. A world of billionaires, of business and political elites, mingling in the expensive Swiss mountain resort of Davos for the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, writes Jim Clarken, Chief Executive of Oxfam Ireland.

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Three reasons some countries are far more unequal than others

A critical review of research into inequality shows the formula for reducing it is surprisingly simple.

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10% of earners take home a third of all income in 2016; bottom half earn just 20%

The top 10% of earners in Ireland took home a third of all income in 2016, while the bottom 50% of earners took home just one fifth.

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Calls for debate on maximum wage as revealed top bosses paid 33 times more than average worker

A TD has called for a 'dramatic narrowing' of the pay gap between bosses and workers and has proposed a number of measures to fight the growing inequality in Irish society.

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Richest 500 people saw their fortunes increase by $1,000,000,000,000 in 2017

The world’s 500 richest people increased their fortunes by $1tn in 2017 according to the latest Bloomberg billionaires index.

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Afghan shootings suspect facing 17 charges

US Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales will be charged with 17 counts of murder, assault and a string of other offences in the massacre of Afghan villagers as they slept, a US official said.

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Afghan killings suspect 'remembers little'

A US Army Staff Sergeant accused of slaughtering 16 Afghan civilians in a night-time shooting spree remembers little about the incident, his lawyer has said.

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Afghan shooting suspect 'mild-mannered'

The US soldier accused of slaughtering 16 Afghan civilians saw his friend’s leg blown off the day before the rampage, his lawyer said today.

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Massacre suspect flown to Kuwait

The American soldier accused of shooting dead 16 Afghan villagers in a pre-dawn rampage has been flown to Kuwait, it has emerged.

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