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An audio with Og - 1/28/18
« on: January 28, 2018, 01:36:28 PM »
An hour-long audio with Og and Andrew Carrington Hitchcock.
https://cldup.com/Flryajg6o0.mp3



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« Last Edit: January 28, 2018, 03:11:57 PM by rmstock »

``I hope that the fair, and, I may say certain prospects of success will not induce us to relax.''
-- Lieutenant General George Washington, commander-in-chief to
   Major General Israel Putnam,
   Head-Quarters, Valley Forge, 5 May, 1778

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Re: An audio with Og - 1/28/18
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2018, 04:10:40 PM »


Davos
The 1% grabbed 82% of all wealth created in 2017
by Ivana Kottasová   @ivanakottasova
January 22, 2018: 10:42 AM ET
http://money.cnn.com/2018/01/21/news/economy/davos-oxfam-inequality-wealth/index.html

 "More than $8 of every $10 of wealth created last year went to the
   richest 1%.
   
   That's according to a new report from Oxfam International, which
   estimates that the bottom 50% of the world's population saw no increase
   in wealth.
   
   Oxfam says the trend shows that the global economy is skewed in favor
   of the rich, rewarding wealth instead of work.
   
   "The billionaire boom is not a sign of a thriving economy but a symptom
   of a failing economic system," said Winnie Byanyima, executive director
   of Oxfam International.
   
   The head of the advocacy group argued that the people who "make our
   clothes, assemble our phones and grow our food" are being exploited in
   order to enrich corporations and the super wealthy.
   
   The study, released ahead of the World Economic Forum in Davos, was
   produced using data from Credit Suisse's (CS) Global Wealth Databook.
   
   Related: 5 ways the world is pulling apart
   
   The report also highlights the detrimental effects of gender inequality
   with data that show more men own land, shares and other capital assets
   than women.
   
   Rising inequality has been a major topic at Davos for years.
   Oxfam said Monday that it is time for the global elite to stop talking
   about inequality and start changing their ways.
   
   "It's hard to find a political or business leader who doesn't say they
   are worried about inequality. It's even harder to find one who is doing
   something about it," said Byanyima.
   
   "Many are actively making things worse by slashing taxes and scrapping
   labor rights," she added.
   
   Related: Thought 2017 was bad? 2018 could be much worse
   
   Oxfam said that governments should focus on policies that would lead to
   fairer distribution of wealth and stronger workers' rights.
   These could include introducing a living wage, supporting labor unions
   and tackling gender discrimination.
   
   Governments also need to tackle tax avoidance and put limits on
   shareholder returns and executive pay, Oxfam said. The group argues
   companies should not issue dividends to shareholders unless they pay
   their workers a living wage.
   
   Oxfam also said that tax policies should be used to reduce extreme
   wealth.
   
   CNNMoney (London)
   First published January 21, 2018: 7:04 PM ET
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``I hope that the fair, and, I may say certain prospects of success will not induce us to relax.''
-- Lieutenant General George Washington, commander-in-chief to
   Major General Israel Putnam,
   Head-Quarters, Valley Forge, 5 May, 1778