Social Inequality: Missing the Bus?

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Grasping the full extent of social inequality on a global scale can be a daunting prospect, but Oxfam have made things slightly easier by using a double-decker bus analogy to help students get to grips with the full extent of global wealth disparities…

The world’s wealthiest people aren’t known for travelling by bus, but if they fancied a change of scene then the richest 85 people on the globe – who between them control as much wealth as the poorest half of the global population put together – could squeeze onto a single double-decker.

If you want to explore global wealth inequality in a little more depth without delving into the minutiae of multiple three-dimensional Spreadsheets (or something like that), these three Guardian Reports might help:

2014: 85 richest people as wealthy as poorest half of the world

2017: World’s eight richest people have same wealth as poorest 50%

2019: World’s 26 richest people own as much as poorest 50%

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