85 Richest people wealthier than half the rest of us

Working for the Few - Oxfam reportA new report from Oxfam called “Working for the Few” casts some light on wealth inequality and the change over time.  Around half of the world’s wealth belongs to 1% of the people…and if you look at the 85 richest people, you find they own more than half of the rest of the people on this rock.  The share of income globally going to the richest one percent has been increasing since 1980, as well, which this graphic shows.  I suppose everyone has their own opinions on whether or not this is good, but the basic concern is that as wealth becomes more and more concentrated like this, governments and corporations will gravitate towards serving that minority.  Get the full report at Oxfam, or read more over at BoingBoing.

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