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  • The Spanish newspaper EL PAÏS publishes today:

    85 rich people in the world own as much money as 3.560.000 poorer people in the world together, which means that the 85 richest people on our planet own more than the poorer half of humanity which means that 1% of the human population owns half of humanities riches..... (OXFAM), which means that this 1% of humanity is kidnapping Democracy and politics to play to their rules.....

    This gap between the super - rich and the poor has been growing wider and wider since 1980.

    In the US 1% of the population has received 95% of the benefits of the entire economy after the big crisis 2008. In Europe the 10 richest people earn more than the total sum spent in the whole European Union to activate the economy.

    The rich pay little taxes, social programs are continually cut down and the bank rescues are paid out of public funds.

    Spain is in a terrible economic crisis because of the preference in politics for the interests of the super - rich. Our friend Maria Malathraki has written about the desastrous lives of people in Greece.....
    Photography by Kiki
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