The gap between the poor and the rich is growing. Oxfam Novib states this in a report on wealth and poverty. The report refers to the current economic system. In this system, big corporations and billionaires allegedly profit from work for low wages. According to the NGO, the poorest half of the world did not improve in terms of wealth in 2017. At the same time, 82 % of all the earned money went to 1 % of the world population.
WHAT IS CAUSING INEQUALITY?
Historian Bas van Bavel has been investigating this for quite some time already. In November, he showed together with ecologists that inequality is almost a law of nature. Both in nature and in human society, the system is causing inequality. However, unlike in nature, our society has no natural brake for the dominant group.