🇨🇭 Global inequality: Bridging the gap | Counting the Cost

This week, international charity Oxfam released a statement alleging that the world’s eight richest men – including Microsoft’s Bill Gates and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg – control as much wealth as half the global population combined.

Widespread anger over the growing gap between rich and poor led to the rise of populism in the world’s largest economy – the United States. With new president Donal Trump sworn into office for the next four years, expectations look to him to restore the ‘American dream’ as he promised throughout his campaign.

But will the new US President actually make a difference to the livelihoods of the working class he has promised so much to or do we, as private citizens, have more power than we think to change things?

The World Economic Forum’s annual summit in Davos, Switzerland puts inequality high up on its discussion agenda for this year. However, some argue that the event itself is actually part of the problem.

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