economic inequality

  • January 23, 2015

    We have suddenly become a world that talks about inequality. That's certainly better than not talking about it. But waxing lyrical about a concern and doing something about it are not the same thing, says Simon Barrow, pointing to the deeper issues calling for action.

  • January 19, 2015

    The wealth of the richest one per cent will overtake that of the other 99 per next year unless the current trend of rising inequality is checked, Oxfam warns.

  • January 17, 2015

    Income inequality has been growing for decades in the UK, extensive evidence reveals. In recent years, so-called ‘austerity’ has served as a smokescreen for even more wealth to be transferred to a handful of millionaires.

  • October 31, 2014

    Oxfam has announced the launch of 'Even It Up', a major new international campaign and report tackling global inequality and its causes.

  • February 8, 2014

    The unexamined orthodoxy of economic growth will ultimately ruin rich and poor alike, says Jill Segger. She argues for the citizen's income as a tool of justice and human flourishing.

  • July 1, 2013

    The share of the economy going to wages fell by more than five per cent between 1980 and 2011.The TUC says increasing inequality hits low and middle income earners hardest.

  • January 20, 2013

    An explosion in extreme wealth is exacerbating inequality and hindering the world's ability to tackle poverty together, Oxfam warns this weekend.

  • January 10, 2013

    A senior French Protestant has called growing income inequality a form of violence and has asked for self-restraint among high earners in a time of austerity.

  • January 10, 2013

    The gap between very high incomes and low salaries has been widening for several years, says Laurent Schlumberger, president of the national council of the Reformed Church of France. Where governments and consumers are reluctant to act, there is still a moral imperative on high earners to refuse grossly unequal remuneration, he argues.

  • May 11, 2012

    The Bible says more about money than about almost any other ethical issue. In a world where critics of capitalism are described as "unrealistic", Christians can point to a greater reality than the dominant values of our own time and culture. We can recognise that capitalism depends on faith in the idols of money and markets.