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Economy Billionaire Wealth Inequality Extreme Poverty

The pandemic created a new billionaire every 30 hours

In early 2020, the world counted 2,095 billionaires. Today—two years, half-a-billion covid cases, and at least 6 million covid deaths later—there are 2,668.
By Annalisa Merelli for Quartz on May 24, 2022
Economy Caste Wealth Inequality Economic Inequality

What Does the Caste Wealth Gap Look Like in India?

A recent research paper examining consumption expenditure and landholdings in Uttar Pradesh sheds new light.
By Kaushal Shroff for The Wire on May 2, 2022
Equality Development Privatisation Wealth Inequality

The myth of development by privatisation

Unemployment in India rose sharply during the pandemic, as did the number of billionaires. What does the privatisation of public goods have to do with growing inequality in the country?
By Srishty Anand for India Development Review on April 13, 2022
Economy Income Inequalities Unemployment Wealth Inequality

Three economic fault lines will determine India’s trajectory over the next decade

It is essential for policy makers to understand the crises created by widening income inequalities and labour market ruptures.
By Deepanshu Mohan for on December 17, 2021
Economy Wealth Inequality Race and Ethnicity Income Disparity

Homeownership is the one bright spot in building Hispanic generational wealth

The Hispanic homeownership rate in the US has hit an all-time high — but but a wealth gap between Hispanic and white Americans persists.
By Alcynna Lloyd for Business Insider on February 26, 2022
Economy Jobloss Global Pandemic

The pandemic ate young adults' savings, widening the gap between the Gen Z and millennial haves and have-nots

Gen Z and millennials' savings accounts were hardest hit during the pandemic.
By Hillary Hoffower for Business Insider on February 15, 2022
More Population Growth Wealth Inequality Consumption Levels

No, India’s Population Growth Is Not a Climate Issue

India’s population is now at 138 crore and could overtake China by 2024 as the world’s most populous country.
By Aathira Perinchery for The Wire on February 9, 2022
Equality Income Inequalities Wealth Inequality

Poor Country With Affluent Elite, India Is Going Nowhere

India is now one of the most unequal countries for both income and wealth inequality — and has shown the most rapid increases in inequality.
By Jayati Ghosh for The Wire on January 22, 2022
Economy Poverty Gender Inequality Wealth Inequality

Oxfam report says over 16 crore more people forced into poverty in two years of pandemic

Study showed that the pandemic has set gender parity back from 99 years to now 135 years, with women collectively losing $800 billion in earnings
From The Hindu on January 17, 2022
Equality Wealth Inequality Taxation Rich-Poor Gap

'With Exploding Inequality, India Can't Continue With Business As Usual'

The number of Indian billionaires grew in the past two years, even as 150 to 160 million Indians slid into poverty, per Oxfam India's inequality report, 2022. CEO Amitabh Behar outlines the extent of India's inequality and solutions for a more equal society
By Govindraj Ethiraj for IndiaSpend on January 19, 2022