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Growing Gap Between Rich, Poor Fueling Global Anger, Harming Access To Basic Services, Oxfam Report Shows

Reuters: Gap between rich and poor growing, fueling global anger: Oxfam
“Tax systems that put a high burden on the poor mean public services are underfunded, stretching the gap between rich and poor and fueling global public anger, Winnie Byanyima, executive director of Oxfam International, said on Monday. … The report, released [by Oxfam] on Monday as political and business leaders gather for the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, said governments are increasingly underfunding public services and failing to clamp down on tax dodging. ‘Poor people suffer twice from being deprived of basic services and also paying a higher burden of taxation,’ Byanyima said in an interview…” (Holland, 1/20).

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