Showing posts with label class divide. Show all posts
Showing posts with label class divide. Show all posts

Friday, October 4, 2013

Working hours: Get a life

Sep 24th 2013, 12:19 by C.W. and A.J.K.D. | LONDON
The Econimist
BERTRAND RUSSELL, the English philosopher, was not a fan of work. In his 1932 essay, “In Praise of Idleness”, he reckoned that if society were better managed the average person would only need to work four hours a day. Such a small working day would “entitle a man to the necessities and elementary comforts of life.” The rest of the day could be devoted to the pursuit of science, painting and writing.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Europe's Rising Social and Political Risks

Posted: 03/11/2013 12:13 pm
Daniel WagnerCEO, Country Risk Solutions
While income inequality has been falling globally since the 1980s, it has been rising in most of Europe. The Gini Coefficient, a widely used measure of income inequality, has risen since that time not only in Eastern Europe, but among Europe's wealthiest societies.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Can we fight poverty by ending extreme wealth?

Posted by Olga Khazan on January 20, 2013 at 8:00 am
The Washington Post

In a sign that the “Occupy” and “99 percent” movements that swept the United States in recent years have taken on increased global relevance, Oxfam International this week called for “a new global goal to end extreme wealth by 2025,” as a way to stem income inequality and continue the fight against poverty.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

The classes drift apart

Can the rich save the American dream by preaching what they practise?
Feb 4th 2012 | from the print edition
These people are not only rich but also exceptionally clever…
They have less crime and more stable families…
… They drink wine and boutique beers (and can discuss them expertly)…