Inequality and Extreme Poverty

The rigged rules of our economic and political system hold our economy back and make it tough for hardworking people to get ahead. But there are practical, smart reforms that will help reduce inequality and level the playing field—so people everywhere can prosper.

Everyone should be able to earn enough to provide for their family, save for the future, and have a fair chance to get ahead. But many hardworking people around the world struggle to make ends meet because the rules are set against them. The gap between the rich and the poor is spiraling out of control. Just 85 individuals have the same wealth as half the people on our planet. This extreme inequality destabilizes global economies and pushes more and more people into poverty.



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