It’s no secret that there’s a serious gap between the ‘haves’ and the ‘have nots’ – and the bad news is that the gap isn’t just very large, it’s also widening all the time. It is utterly crazy that there are people living rough and going hungry, while the mega-rich literally float off into space with their mates. The exact statistics vary depending on how they’re calculated, but are absolutely staggering any way you look at them. According to Oxfam International, the wealthiest 1% control more than double the wealth of 7 billion people. It gets even worse when gender is also a factor: the 22 richest men in the world have more money than all of the women in Africa. Incredibly, the gap between the rich and the poor is still widening, and for those at the bottom of the ladder, it’s a life of struggle inside a system that funnels money away from those who need it the most.
Giving a voice to those who need it is a vital step in addressing this issue. On its current trajectory, things are only going to get worse. Thankfully, there are groups who are not just trying to highlight this issue, but are actively working to address wage stagnation and income inequality, and to deliver help for families to provide the basics they need just to survive.
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