To be rich the rest has to be relatively poor
The Paraisópolis favela next to Morumbi in São Paulo, Brazil
Over the two decades prior to the onset of the global financial crisis, real disposable household incomes increased an average of 1.7% a year in its 34 member countries. However, the gap between rich and poor widened in most nations... Acknowledged factors that impact economic inequality include: greater inequality in wages and salaries, globalization, policy reforms, taxes, ...
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal...
The group of millionaires, numbering less than 1% of all adults, owns 44% of global wealth.
It is the 0.01% who are really getting ahead in America.
The three richest people possess more financial assets than the lowest 48 nations combined.
The explosion in inequality is holding back the fight against global poverty at a time when 1 in 9 people do not have enough to eat and more than a billion people still live on less than $1.25-a-day.
The greatest of evils and the worst of crimes is poverty.
There is a very robust correlation between socioeconomic status (SES) and health.
There is a large body of evidence from industrialized countries demonstrating an association between poverty and risk for common mental disorders.
High levels of inequality in wealth and income are likely to produce greater levels of unhappiness.