Issue 504 of New Internationalist
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The Equality Effect
Why should we hold out any hope for greater equality when the very richest people in the world are taking more and more? In this July-August edition of New Internationalist, guest editor Danny Dorling looks at the arguments for more equality and why they make sense.
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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...
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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.