[P2P-F] Fwd: ZNet Daily Commentary: Profits of World's 100 Wealthiest Could End Poverty Four Times Over: Report By Jon Queally

glenn miller workforyou123 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 4 11:54:46 CET 2013

This is an excellent, We post the documetry on Zeitgeist on our Facebook
"Work for You"
page the other night and this compliments it so well thanks

On Fri, Feb 1, 2013 at 7:15 AM, Michel Bauwens <michel at p2pfoundation.net>wrote:

> Profits of World's 100 Wealthiest Could End Poverty Four Times Over: Report
> January 24, 2013 By *Jon Queally*
> Jon Queally's ZSpace Page<http://email.zsustainers.org/wf/click?upn=xrLDuKs9E-2FW2gJyS-2BCwKWwqejxOUzTFczw65YAHq4Gqk0PB-2BclWfzimLPI-2FzSD-2BHuHFtVewWjpirdPghkV577A-3D-3D_V-2FUUiW5KvBPNV-2FItFYsbuIFOqr58NacNTIV3-2FGcH-2BSC8iIClkYlMERlKQz1iNmB7jV4iFyL5XlTs38ZLkozK3MybuUe43KOemYenl62oUIy4PozK0jhmahfDEGAVMjlmbhSDq5ETj007VaQXvbi7KL1vz-2Fr3QKrC102RYS5whQ8-3D>
>  / ZSpace<http://email.zsustainers.org/wf/click?upn=xrLDuKs9E-2FW2gJyS-2BCwKWwqejxOUzTFczw65YAHq4GrCDUxswLSep3PDl641KChV_V-2FUUiW5KvBPNV-2FItFYsbuIFOqr58NacNTIV3-2FGcH-2BSC8iIClkYlMERlKQz1iNmB7jV4iFyL5XlTs38ZLkozK3JBRzX1wGOTyfVsmJFPFVi8-2BpbXkJytWCbXRXfPFHPQGuaryOKYZ9aN-2FRdzxsEFUZ9gAc3pe4Xir6Dy40W6C04Q-3D>
> The profits of the world's one hundred most wealthy individuals last year
> would be enough to wipe out world poverty, says a new report. And not just
> once over, or twice over, but the vast amount of money that has flowed to
> the top of the world's financial food chain would be enough to eradicate
> the worst kind of poverty a full four times over.
> Such an explosion in extreme wealth and income inequality represented by
> these numbers is exacerbating and hindering the world’s ability to tackle
> poverty, warns<http://email.zsustainers.org/wf/click?upn=xrLDuKs9E-2FW2gJyS-2BCwKW3VplGJ6Noj1a57ys4jUB0VBaOxrUnQwx5vodKxmiYBML-2B2AmMg2r82k6kakd8S4dG0AvcTN9h0wASjrq9wHTyfBwVgqSTuSQZjgnjn4MMoPSFK6eqLRGZhHoquIGlqPhfypCxkuIT5CumNrvsgS6QXp1NBRsZDwmM7GglOaQX6Z_V-2FUUiW5KvBPNV-2FItFYsbuIFOqr58NacNTIV3-2FGcH-2BSC8iIClkYlMERlKQz1iNmB7jV4iFyL5XlTs38ZLkozK3LqET-2FEkuG4IPn34Pn-2FkovS4WhQOaSR1-2BiQYkqqVQShqC9yUmSBQYI2dN-2FkSXq-2B-2FUTqxEo-2FO-2FSeZRBHUzdPZ2Kk-3D> international
> aid group Oxfam International in a new analysis published ahead of the
> World Economic Forum starting in Davos this week.
> According to the report, ‘*The cost of inequality: how wealth and income
> extremes hurt us all*<http://email.zsustainers.org/wf/click?upn=xrLDuKs9E-2FW2gJyS-2BCwKWwZV1k6Mt54fhOCI8ib-2FF8NRyvZet-2B5EWZ9H9bFA4SHEIQ-2FIJjIlq0zaOYodCsc2otExl-2F1AHQIoONY9hObvrCr-2BELlXvXfzuzSUV9hDOfe3_V-2FUUiW5KvBPNV-2FItFYsbuIFOqr58NacNTIV3-2FGcH-2BSC8iIClkYlMERlKQz1iNmB7jV4iFyL5XlTs38ZLkozK3AcvY9xL72OPm-2BMRvV-2BlspWkgILcK3ba3py9kbpGQXbJnJ2Pso7O-2FWdnROIOtDH5OJjEJklYPhGRdvtvl8QzLQ4-3D>,’
> the $240 billion net income in 2012 of the richest 100 billionaires would
> be enough to eliminate extreme poverty four times over. In releasing the
> report, Oxfam is calling on world leaders to curb today’s income extremes
> and commit to bringing back inequality levels to at least those experienced
> in the early 1990's.
> “Concentration of resources in the hands of the top one per cent depresses
> economic activity and makes life harder for everyone else – particularly
> those at the bottom of the economic ladder," said Jeremy Hobbs, Oxfam's
> executive director.
> “We can no longer pretend that the creation of wealth for a few will
> inevitably benefit the many – too often the reverse is true," he said. “In
> a world where even basic resources such as land and water are increasingly
> scarce, we cannot afford to concentrate assets in the hands of a few and
> leave the many to struggle over what’s left.”
> In addition, Barbara Stocking, Oxfam's chief executive, says<http://email.zsustainers.org/wf/click?upn=xrLDuKs9E-2FW2gJyS-2BCwKWyuntSBdLfiPWyr5HmcUhcuemhuPAnjmCLOqjuWWMO-2Bola3WhJGNmh4ccj87xQaQfZPGZkPEbGnuwWO8Eg2VwMPhGSlcRayBID1sG1n7gkS-2B_V-2FUUiW5KvBPNV-2FItFYsbuIFOqr58NacNTIV3-2FGcH-2BSC8iIClkYlMERlKQz1iNmB7jV4iFyL5XlTs38ZLkozK3MfSMAiBEoElWDdJXaVAXTYdrh2Sowl7F9sy-2FuLJaGjqcQ7DIsZp6tHYabfvkXTi6x9videu6jU-2FtIg2Soo7lKI-3D> the
> world's extremity of wealth inequality is "economically inefficient,
> politically corrosive, socially divisive and environmentally destructive".
> Oxfam is calling for a 'new global deal' which would stabilize the world's
> economic systems and bring equality back in way that would benefit all
> humanity.
> “From tax havens to weak employment laws, the richest benefit from a
> global economic system which is rigged in their favour. It is time our
> leaders reformed the system so that it works in the interests of the whole
> of humanity rather than a global elite.”
> The group estimates that closing tax havens – which hold as much as $32
> trillion or a third of all global wealth – could yield an additional $189bn
> in additional tax revenues. In addition to a tax haven crackdown, elements
> of the "global new deal" Oxfam envisions would include:
>    - a reversal of the trend towards more regressive forms of taxation;
>    - a global minimum corporation tax rate;
>    - measures to boost wages compared with returns available to capital;
>    - increased investment in free public services and safety nets.
> According<http://email.zsustainers.org/wf/click?upn=xrLDuKs9E-2FW2gJyS-2BCwKW40wpP5YbqonCkAJO7fHGAKkLOCSVtipvXpFi60mEiQXEyqs6Y4IX0vLf0xu28jhBE1GID6EPacACATXAJzVng4-3D_V-2FUUiW5KvBPNV-2FItFYsbuIFOqr58NacNTIV3-2FGcH-2BSC8iIClkYlMERlKQz1iNmB7jV4iFyL5XlTs38ZLkozK3FIdExEMQ7H7nsQqvbmT75CUbzBfclLwjN2FO5HjopQNTdFUROK6TPJ0-2B8ThYMOuDn6ZM2fumYImjxEjAqjkPDg-3D>
>  to *Al-Jazeera*:
> The group says that the world's richest one percent have seen their income
> increase by 60 percent in the last 20 years, with the latest world
> financial crisis only serving to hasten, rather than hinder, the process.
> "We sometimes talk about the 'have-nots' and the 'haves' - well, we're
> talking about the 'have-lots'. [...] We're anti-poverty agency. We focus on
> poverty, we work with the poorest people around the world. You don't
> normally hear us talking about wealth. But it's gotten so out of control
> between rich and poor that one of the obstacles to solving extreme poverty
> is now extreme wealth," Ben Phillips, a campaign director at Oxfam, told Al
> Jazeera.
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