Inequality

Jon Queally, staff writer
In less than two years, if current trends continued unchecked, the richest 1% percent of people on the planet will own at least half of the world's wealth. That's the conclusion of a new report from Oxfam International, released Monday, which states that the rate of global inequality is not only morally obscene, but an existential threat to the...
Jon Queally, staff writer
As it turns out, there's no high-stakes test that can account for this. A new...
Jon Queally, staff writer
Humanity's rapacious growth and accelerated energy needs over the last...

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