Income Inequality

Empire and insights, Grenfell and the Global South: my fellowship year

Empire and insights, Grenfell and the Global South: my fellowship year

“The capital of my former colonisers is a beautiful and a fatally unequal place,” says Maureen Sigauke, who observes that London’s inequality formed an instructive counterpart to a challenging and transformative active fellowship year.

Learn, collaborate, unite: my fellowship year

Learn, collaborate, unite: my fellowship year

During our fellowship year, we became a bonded and supportive group of friends whose collaboration across difference is a challenge to an innate truth of power — that “divide and conquer” is one of its most effective tools, writes Nicola Browne.

Beyond Brexit: Northern Ireland's young activists are building hope

Beyond Brexit: Northern Ireland's young activists are building hope

Inequality is still the hardest of hard borders to break down, writes Nicola Browne, whether or not Brexit turmoil ends up undoing the Good Friday Agreement’s work. But a number of campaigns challenging Northern Ireland’s environmentally destructive, low-wage model are gaining ground

Zimbabwe's poor pay price for austerity policies

Zimbabwe's poor pay price for austerity policies

Zimbabwe’s government has proclamed the country ‘open for business’ and cut spending in a bid to attract Chinese investment. But hyperinflation and a doctors’ strike point to the cost in misery, writes Craig Dube.

Sunny places, shady deals: financial secrecy is an inequality issue

Sunny places, shady deals: financial secrecy is an inequality issue

Danske Bank's Estonian branch was charged in what may be one of the largest ever money-laundering cases. This is at heart an inequality issue, writes Louise Russell-Prywata: financial secrecy has allowed wealthy people, aided by banks and financial advisers, to steal huge sums from underfunded public sectors.

Philip Alston has come and gone. Now who will be the change-makers?

Philip Alston has come and gone. Now who will be the change-makers?

In the wake of an unsparing report on UK poverty by the UN’s Special Rapporteur, Nicola Browne argues that just as those hardest hit by austerity were at the heart of Alston’s visit, they should be at the forefront of making sure his recommendations become reality. 

Power in a union: United Airlines workers join forces and win

Power in a union: United Airlines workers join forces and win

Even in an age of declining union membership, and despite employers’ concerted anti-union efforts, writes Lauren Burke, it is still possible to win certification when workers’ resolve to improve their jobs and lives is supported by good organising strategy.

Diversity is not about numbers (but even that would be a start)

Diversity is not about numbers (but even that would be a start)

Whether you are funding culture, climate or human rights, different people bring different perspectives. To have a workforce with a range of backgrounds brings fresh ideas, insight and networks. However Rose Longhurst, 2017-18 Atlantic Fellow, discovered a surprising resistance to the concept at a recent conference.

Inequality runs deeper than income

Inequality runs deeper than income

A team of LSE researchers, led by Abigail McKnight, and Oxfam experts, led by Alex Prats at Oxfam Intermón in Barcelona, have been working to develop a multi-dimensional inequality framework and toolkit.  In this short series of blogs they outline the project’s context and objectives, the Inequality Framework and Toolkit themselves, and the progress of two pilots in Spain and Guatemala.  In this first blog Abigail McKnight and Alex Prats discuss the why campaigners should use their Framework to look beyond income inequality.