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Richard Wilkinson: How economic inequality harms societies (TED)

Richard Wilkinson charts the hard data on economic inequality, and shows what gets worse when rich and poor are too far apart: real effects on health, lifespan, even such basic values as trust.

The Costs of Inequality: Joseph Stiglitz at TEDxColumbiaSIPA

Joseph Stiglitz, an outstanding keynote speaker, won the 2001 Nobel Prize in Economics. Book Joseph Stiglitz as a speaker via Chartwell Speakers.

How the super rich got richer: 10 shocking facts about inequality. The gap between the super rich and the rest of us is spiralling out of control, . There has always been a top 1%, but in the past it contained a wider range of people, including many who were respected more for the jobs they did. And the 1% is taking more and more.

How the super rich got richer: 10 shocking facts about inequality

How the super rich got richer: 10 shocking facts about inequality The gap between the super rich and the rest of us is spiralling out of control, with Britain’s grabbing more than their counterparts anywhere else in Europe

The Good Country Index is pretty simple: a measure of what each country on earth…

It's an unexpected side effect of globalization: problems that once would have stayed local—say, a bank lending out too much money—now have consequences worldwide. But still, countries operate independently, as if alone on the planet.

The Hard Truth About Economic Inequality That Both the Left and Right Ignore (4-11-2013)

The Hard Truth About Economic Inequality That Both the Left and Right Ignore

Land of the Free, Home of the Poor - PBS report on inequality in America. of Americans prefer a more equitable distribution of wealth, but few understand the just how unequal the distribution in America is.

Thomas-Frank on American Plutocracy .. highly recommend listening

Thomas-Frank on American Plutocracy .

Poorest households are the most heavily taxed - UK Politics - UK - The Independent

Poorest households are the most heavily taxed

Britain’s poorest families hand over a bigger proportion of their income in taxes than better-off households, research published today discloses.

If You Told Me I'd Be Fascinated By A Comic About Being Poor, I Would Have Thought You Were Drunk

If You Told Me I'd Be Fascinated By A Comic About Being Poor, I Would Have Thought You Were Drunk

cartoon infographic on poverty in america, by graphic journalist Andy Warner. courtesy of KQED SF.

It has happened before in history: Economic fear and anxiety are directed at scapegoats, while a handful of super rich pour money into big lies that entrench their privileged position. The savage inequality America is experiencing is pulling us apart, and giving the purveyors of hate exactly what they want.

Robert B. Reich, 1946 economist, author, former labor sec.

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