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Oxfam: 85 richest people as wealthy as poorest half of the world



The Oxfam report found that over the past few decades, the rich have successfully wielded political influence to skew policies in their favour on issues ranging from financial deregulation, tax havens, anti-competitive business practices to lower tax rates on high incomes and cuts in public services for the majority. Since the late 1970s, tax rates for the richest have fallen in 29 out of 30 countries for which data are available, said the report. (Graham Wearden, The Guardian)

If money is used to oppress the majority should we be investing everything in money? Can we wrestle nature away from this system? Can we grow our food and make our clothes or recycle whatever we can't make? Is there wealth in creativity and innovation regardless of whether it makes money? 
I guess these questions lead to the value we place on life and whether we are prepared to use our own personal resources to reinvest in it.


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