The Equality Effect
July 2017
Issue: 
504

Why should we hold out any hope for greater equality when the very richest people in the world are taking more and more? Pessimistic reactions are commonplace. But there is often great pessimism just at the point when a great injustice becomes apparent – when it becomes widely accepted that it is an injustice and people start to correct it.

This edition of New Internationalist, edited by Danny Dorling, looks at the arguments for more equality and why they make sense.

The contents of this magazine will appear here throughout the month.

Included in this issue

Equality Effect

The Equality Effect

Danny Dorling begins his series of articles by presenting the evidence that greater equality benefits everyone, rich and poor –...

Firing up the change against inequality

The advantages of equality are clear, while the negative effects of widening inequality in some countries become apparent. But...

When we were more equal

A few fragments from the surprising history of equality, by Danny Dorling.

The rich, poor and the earth

Equality matters in terms of health and happiness, but surprising new data reveals that it is also better for the environment –...

Donald Trump & the politics of impeachment

We should not underestimate the US president’s talent for undermining his own job security, writes Mark Engler.

Trafficked children reach a place of safety

A photo story of hope for abandoned kids in Togo and Benin

Lessons from India's thirst economy

Fiona Broom on citizens caught between climate change and profiteers.

Copy-cat war on drugs in Indonesia

The country's president has ignored the growing consensus that heavy-handed tactics have failed, writes Nithin Coca.

Letter from Cochabamba

Amy Booth visits an event of festive solidarity in support of a desperate cause.

Japan's pacifism in peril, again

Hawkish Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is trying to tinker with Japan’s pacifist constitution – but peace activists are...

Top album releases of the summer

New Internationalist reviews the top world music albums of the summer

Our picks from the Toronto Hot Docs

Highlights from the largest documentary film festival in the world.

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