Articles & Blogs, Category = Inequality & justice

Category: Inequality & justice

Winners Take All

“It’s no secret that the biggest gains in the growing global economy are reaped by the extremely wealthy. And from philanthropy to tech initiatives, plenty of the world’s billionaires claim to have solutions to combat the escalating inequality. But while members of the winning class might believe their own arguments, the US writer Anand Giridharadas says they’re a naive fantasy: regardless of good intentions, those with power cannot elevate others unless they also give up something. In this animated excerpt from a lecture at the Royal Society of Arts in London, Giridharadas explains why, even if so-called ‘win-win solutions’ might sometimes apply in commerce and trade, they don’t make society more equal.”

We Modelled 4 Scenarios for Australia’s Future. Economic Growth Alone Can’t Deliver the Goods

We modelled four development scenarios for Australia through to 2030:

  • “Growth at all Costs”, emphasising economic growth
  • “Green Economy”, emphasising environmental outcomes
  • “Inclusive Growth”, emphasising social equality
  • “Sustainability Transition”, balancing economic, social and environmental outcomes.

Targeting Billionaires Misses the Point about Wealth Creation

“In a country where many people are struggling to get by and where there are relatively high levels of inequality, it’s difficult to justify a few people being so rich. But are things really that simple? First, we need to make a distinction between those who have become wealthy by providing value to others and those who got their money by unfair means.”

Why Uber Works Will Probably Be Great for Businesses But Not for Gig Economy Workers

“Uber is still best known as a ride-hailing platform but it has been branching out into other industries. Food (Uber eats), electric scooters and bicycles (Jump), and now shift work with the launch of Uber Works. It is being trialled in Chicago, with plans to launch elsewhere soon, and enables casual workers such as cleaners, bar staff and warehouse workers to find work.”

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