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The inequality gap — five sickening facts

The inequality gap — five sickening facts 1 Just eight men own the same wealth as the 3.6 billion people who make up the poorest half of humanity. Although some of them have earned their fortune through talent or hard work, over half the world’s billionaires either inherited their wealth or accumulated it through industries prone to corruption and cronyism. 2 Seven out of 10 people live in a country that has seen a rise in inequality in the last 30 years. 3...

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January 20, 2017 — a date that will live in infamy

January 20, 2017 — a date that will live in infamy How do you grieve for a nation? I don’t know. But one thing I do know is that January 20 will be one of the saddest days I and all my American friends have ever experienced. That a country that has given us presidents like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Franklin D. Roosevelt, is going to be run by a witless clown like Donald Trump is an absolute disgrace....

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This was my finest hour

This was my finest hour In September 2003, Swedish citizens were asked if they wanted to join the eurozone. Of the more than 80 % of registered voters participating in the referendum close to 57 % said NO. Yours truly participated actively in the fight against the euro — and it’s still something I’m immensely proud of. New figures from Eurostat shows that the unemployment rate in many of the eurozone countries are still in double digits. This is of course...

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Welcome to Mordor

That a country that has given us presidents like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Franklin D. Roosevelt, is going to be run by a witless clown like Donald Trump is an absolute disgrace. Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 — a date which will live in infamy.

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Hur stora klyftor tål Sverige?

Hur stora klyftor tål Sverige? Malmö högskola arrangerar Bildningsbaren #3 – ett samtal om ekonomi och ojämlikhet Det talas allt mer om växande ekonomiska klyftor. De i toppen drar iväg från de i botten. Från att ha varit världshistoriens jämlikaste land har Sverige snabbt närmat sig genomsnittet inom OECD – ett genomsnitt där klyftorna också har ökat. I Bildningsbaren #3 pratar vi om de ekonomiska klyftorna och ojämlikhet i dagens Sverige. Sara Granér,...

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