Inequality – How Wealth Becomes Power (2018)

Germany is one of the world’s richest countries, but inequality is on the rise. The wealthy are pulling ahead, while the poor are falling behind. [Online until: 17 September 2018] For the middle classes, work is no longer a means of advancement. Instead, they are struggling to maintain their position and status. 
 

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US Republican tax plan to favor rich, cost $2.4 trillion: study

Plans unveiled this week for broad-based US tax cuts would mostly benefit the very rich while lowering government revenues by $2.4 trillion over a decade, according to an analysis released Friday. Furthermore, while most income groups would see lower taxes on average in 2018, in a decade some middle-class taxpayers would on average end up paying more…

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Fran works six days a week in fast food, and yet she’s homeless: ‘It’s economic slavery’

Fran Marion and Bridget Hughes are leading voices in Stand Up Kansas City, part of the Fight for $15 movement that aims raise the minimum wage across the US

How Britain fell out of love with the free market

Under Thatcher and Blair, it looked unassailable. But now both Britain’s main parties are turning away from unfettered capitalism. By Andy Beckett

Refugees will repay EU spending twice over in 5 years | World Economic Forum

“Refugees have a lot to contribute as workers, entrepreneurs, innovators, taxpayers, consumers and investors,” the report notes. “Refugees have already suffered enough. It is in everyone’s interest to make the most of their talents and energy.” Source: Refugees will repay EU spending twice over in 5 years | World Economic Forum