The debate about inequality rages on in Germany, as the gap between the rich and the poor continues to widen. Some economists say this could have a harmful long-term impact on the economy, while others are less alarmed.
The latest International Monetary Fund’s Fiscal Monitor report has focused on inequality and ways of reducing both its causes and effects. Among several fascinating ideas it discusses, universal basic income stands out.
There are 7.5 billion people on Earth, with 150 people being added to that every minute. July 11 is World Population Day, a UN-designated event focusing on resource distribution, overcrowding and the future.
Though the West may look critically at the fact that China's Communist Party's power is increasing, within China it could mean more prosperity and a fairer distribution of wealth, writes DW columnist Frank Sieren.
Numbers from a forthcoming government study indicate that more and more Germans are either very rich or very poor. Are the state's income equity programs failing its citizens, or are new solutions needed?
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