Description: The charitable organization Oxfam released a report last week, adding another voice to the chorus of those raising alarm bells on rising global inequality. Oxfam’s report says that the richest 80 people in the world own as much as the 3.5 billion humans at the bottom of the economic scale. Oxfam calls for a number of measures – such as improved disclosure of lobbying, raising minimum wages, and addressing tax havens – to address the growing inequity.
Source: Globe and Mail.com
Date: January 19, 2015
1) What is your opinion on the Oxfam report? Do you believe that there is a growing problem re wealth distribution?
2) As a student looking ahead to graduation, how does this story impact upon your career expectations? What kind of a career are you looking for?
3) What taxation and policy decisions might leaders implement to best address the wealth distribution issue?