Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Global Inequality

Sustainability the Musical
Last year at this time, the economic power of the poorest 3,600,000,000 human beings was matched by only 62 individuals, enough to fit in a single bus.
https://www.theguardian.com/…/richest-62-billionaires-wealt…
In just one year, you could now fit them all in a van.
https://www.theguardian.com/…/worlds-eight-richest-people-h…
Here in Canada, a mere two people have as much wealth as the poorest eleven million. What does one person need with the resources of five and a half million other people? Really?
http://www.cbc.ca/…/oxfam-davos-report-canadians-wealth-1.3…
This is not an exposé of eight people, but of a broken economics.
https://www.theguardian.com/…/eight-people-earn-more-billio…
No one with any real power in the world of politics or corporate boardrooms is interested in doing anything to change this in any way. So as climate change devastates our food supply and resources become scarcer, how do we expect this to work out? It's a problem that whenever you talk about changing the way our economy works, people angrily look at you as if you just grew another uglier head, but the problems that will inevitably come with continuing to pretend that greed is great will be a hell of a lot bigger.