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To ignore the possibility and not plan [for automation] would be a huge mistake. Studies all say there will be a massive disruption in jobs.
NEW Mar 25 2017
In this page you'll find all points of view published about Inequality. You'll find 150 quotes on this page. You can filter them by date and by a person’s name. You can also see the other popular topics. The 3 people who have been quoted more about Inequality are: Jeffrey Sachs, Barack Obama and Jeremy Corbyn. Jeffrey Sachs specifically said: “Happy countries are the ones that have a healthy balance of prosperity, as conventionally measured, and social capital, meaning a high degree of trust in a society, low inequality and confidence in government.”.
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Jeffrey Sachs

We're becoming more and more mean spirited. And our government is becoming more and more corrupt. And inequality is rising. It's a long-term trend and conditions are getting worse.

Jeffrey Sachs

They are all aimed at increasing inequality – tax cuts at the top, throwing people off the health care rolls, cutting Meals on Wheels in order to raise military spending. I think everything that has been proposed goes in the wrong direction.

Robert Silverman

It seems like any program that emerged in the last 40 or 50 years to address environmental issues, education inequality, affordable housing, or fair housing, all seem to very low priority.

Rutger Groot Wassink

Our message speaks to the population of Amsterdam, and that's to do with the fact that Amsterdam is a metropolis with lots of young, well educated people. What we share is a very open and tolerant view of the world, socially and culturally, whether about abortion, euthanasia or the soft drugs policy. But I think the reason we've overtaken D66 is that we have a social-economic message of sharing fairly. In a city like Amsterdam, where inequality is rising, integration is an ongoing process, but we've shown it can be dealt with differently.

Sahar Fetrat

On every international women's day, I keep thinking more of how suppressed we are within this patriarchal society. The symbolic celebrations, flowers, gifts and some words of empathy and sympathy are always given to women every 8th of March while on the same day, sexism, inequality, harassment and violence against women screams from all the streets and corners of this country.

Brynhildur Heiðar

This legislation, if it is comes before the parliament and passes into law, will be a logical next step in our efforts in Iceland to combat gender inequality and the gender pay gap.

Leslie McCall

People are focusing too much on the white, male working class, but if you look at the working class more broadly, the issues are quite similar across all groups: wages, economic security, employment support, training.

Patricia A. Roos

More privileged men can resist entry into predominantly female occupations more readily than their less privileged counterparts.

Monica Karpinski

Without the safety nets of larger companies, everyone here has the freedom to shape their role as they see fit. So, as a woman, there are fewer obstacles to overcome, the glass ceiling seems much lower than in larger companies, and there's more of a chance for employees to confront and address issues such as the gender pay gap.

Alec Mills

Throughout our funding journey, we constantly faced rows of men, some refusing to see us because my co-founder has children that 'would distract her mentally' from growing the business. The only time that we were able to pitch to women was through a specialist female-centric investment network.

Sophie Gibson

People bought into both of us. They knew that we both had integrity and would do our best to ensure that everyone we worked with would be valued for their contribution, not because of their gender. Our success demonstrates that this balanced model can work.

Amy Shaw

Here, everyone is more likely to be visible and integral to the business, and your boss is more likely to know you better.

Polly Buckland

We offer flexibility to all and in return, we have an engaged team that wants to work for the business. There's no glass ceiling; we're making our own rules and growing both our business and our families.

Sarah Andresen

Small businesses must enable equality by treating men and women equally in all aspects. For example, parental leave policies should be gender neutral.

Pedro Paulo Zahluth Bastos

The system is engineered to perpetuate inequality, and Temer is doubling down on bets that Brazil needs Greek-style austerity.

Richard Weikart

Hitler's great crime was to launch an expansionist war and kill millions of people in the name of human biological inequality. This issue doesn't really rise to that level, does it?

Ryan Murphy

Treating inequality and sexism as a horror movie – that's what I tried to do. Susan and Jessica gave Bette and Joan the happy ending that they should have had. They realized that the way to win was to win together.

Sandra Kerr

As this review clearly shows, harnessing the very best of BME talent is the only way forward that makes sense for employers.

Ruby McGregor-Smith

The time for talk on race in the workplace is over, it's time to act. No-one should feel unable to reach the top of any organization because of their race.

Guy Standing

But I think the sort of people I am meeting in the industry are more worried about the grotesque inequality and political backlash against that.

Seth A. Klarman

The Trump tax cuts could drive government deficits considerably higher. The large 2001 Bush tax cuts, for example, fueled income inequality while triggering huge federal budget deficits. Rising interest rates alone would balloon the federal deficit, because interest payments on the massive outstanding government debt would skyrocket from today's artificially low levels.

Pali Lehohla

We see inequality between population groups but also within population groups.

Bill Greenlee

It's reasonable to think if you take this question out of the equation it could help lessen wage inequality, and it's worth a chance. We're trying to ensure fairness.

Christine Lagarde - International Monetary Fund

That is a result of more wealth accumulating at the top and people moving down. With lower growth, more inequality, and much more transparency, I think you have good ingredients for what is now identified as a crisis of the middle class in the advanced economies.

David Woo - Bank of America Merrill Lynch

He said we have to address the consequences that globalization has [brought with regard to] inequality. That shows he understands the political constraints Trump is facing.

Jack Lew - U.S Treasury

There is no question but there is a lot of anxiety both in the United States and around the world, and I think it is coming from multiple sources. The rate of technological change is the fastest in history. Globalization on top of that has created challenges through competition.

Jack Lew - U.S Treasury

But the answer has to be, how do we grow more and how do we make sure that we are distributing the benefits of growth better? We have done a lot in the last eight years on both scores.

Sergio Ermotti

We are happy to see that post-elections (in the U.S), we see both people that supported (President-elect Donald) Trump and people that were supporting (Hillary) Clinton becoming more positive about the economic outlook and being willing to consider investments going forward. Now, we need to see them translating that desire into reality.

Sergio Ermotti

But it is starting to affect savings, most pension fund systems, insurance companies and the confidence of people who have been saving money thinking that they can leave a little bit out of their income to continue to prosper. It is creating this sense of inequality that goes on in Europe.

Sergio Ermotti

I think if the collateral damage of low (interest) rates or negative rates would only affect banks, it would be okay.

Winnie Byanyima - Oxfam Intermón

It is obscene for so much wealth to be held in the hands of so few when 1 in 10 people survive on less than US$2 a day. Inequality is trapping hundreds of millions in poverty; it is fracturing our societies and undermining democracy.

Richard Edelman - Edelman

The implications of the global trust crisis are deep and wide-ranging. It began with the Great Recession of 2008, but like the second and third waves of a tsunami, globalization and technological change have further weakened people's trust in global institutions. The consequence is virulent populism and nationalism as the mass population has taken control away from the elites.

Mark Goldring

Extreme inequality isn't inevitable - with the right policies, world leaders can rebalance our broken economies so they work for all of us and bring the end of poverty closer. We need a new common-sense approach that ensures a fair deal for workers and producers; requires those who can afford it to pay their fair share of tax; and ensures that women get a fair chance to realize their potential.

Richard Edelman - Edelman

People now view media as part of the elite. The result is a proclivity for self-referential media and reliance on peers. The lack of trust in media has also given rise to the fake news phenomenon and politicians speaking directly to the masses. Media outlets must take a more local and social approach.

Richard Edelman - Edelman

People now view media as part of the elite. The result is a proclivity for self-referential media and reliance on peers. The lack of trust in media has also given rise to the fake news phenomenon and politicians speaking directly to the masses.

Max Lawson - Oxfam Intermón

We have a situation where billionaires are paying less tax often than their cleaner or their secretary. That's crazy.

Mario Gabelli - Viacom

The fact is the American banking system – and to call Goldman a bank, the investment banks and the commercial banks are two different worlds – they'll do quite well because the fundamentals are terrific. The underpinnings are great. And that's going to be utilized and growing and helping the American economy and helping income inequality and do a lot of very good things.

Jeremy Corbyn

What we are also looking at is the inequality of the grotesque levels of difference between the average wages paid in our society and the sort of telephone-number salaries paid at the top end of it and we have growing levels of inequality on that. I think, certainly, the salaries that are paid to some footballers are simply ridiculous. I think some of the salaries paid to very high-earning top executives of companies are utterly ridiculous.

Matt Whittaker - Resolution Foundation

With employment plateauing, productivity growth refusing to budge and inflation rising, the risk is that this mini boom won't continue.

Jacob Zuma

We must give our people hope, we must unite against our common enemies, which are unemployment, poverty and inequality, and not against one another. The ANC has heard the message that the people delivered in August. We accept that we have made mistakes. When leaders and members of the ANC are corrupt and steal they are betraying the values of the ANC, the people and our country. We will not allow this.

Barack Obama

And how we police our communities and the kinds of problems we ask our criminal justice system to solve can have a profound impact on the extent of trust in law enforcement and significant implications for public safety. In addition, we cannot deny the legacy of racism that continues to drive inequality in how the justice system is experienced by so many Americans.

Edgar Pieterse

Johannesburg is emblematic of all South African cities where you see a confluence of very complicated forces. There is a distributional problem because you are dealing with extreme inequality. You can't get regeneration off the public balance sheet. You need private investment (and)institutions.

Damian Hinds - Department for Work and Pensions

While at first glance a universal basic income might appear desirable, any practical implementation will invariably be unaffordable. Because it doesn't take into account individual needs properly, it will markedly increase inequality.

Gabriel Zucman

The higher up you move in the income distribution, the lower the proportion of women. It shows that there is a fundamental form of inequality at the top related to gender.

Terrance Wade

The single-father household is the fastest growing family form in Canada. Fathers are generally not perceived of societally as being the ones responsible for caregiving and raising children in a patriarchal society. Lone mothers generally have more financial stress due to pervasive systemic gendered income inequality, while lone fathers generally have more caregiving stresses.

Gianni Pittella

But nowadays we must listen and give answers to the poorest among our citizens. Nowadays the big priorities are inequality, poverty, social exclusion and security.

David Leonhardt

The rise of inequality has damaged the American dream more than the growth slowdown.

Charlie Hales

It falls to cities to do creative, progressive policymaking, and this is exactly what this is. Income inequality is real, it is a national problem and the federal government isn't doing anything about it. We have a habit of trying things in Portland; maybe they're not perfect at the first iteration. But local action replicated around the country can start to make a difference.

Sandra McDonough

We see it as an empty gesture. We think they'd be far better off trying to work with business leaders to create more jobs that will lift people up and improve incomes.

Steve Novick

When I first read about the idea of applying a higher tax rate to companies with extreme ratios of C.E.O. pay to typical worker pay, I thought it was a fascinating idea. It was the closest thing I'd seen to a tax on inequality itself.

Muhammad Yunus

If wealth comes to billions of people, this wealth will not come to the top one percent (of rich people), and it will not be easy to concentrate all the wealth in a few hands.

Muhammad Yunus

This creates tension among people at the bottom (of the income ladder). They blame refugees and minorities – and unscrupulous politicians exploit this.

Simon Ticehurst

Across the region, there's extreme concentration of land tenure and property and that's one reason why the region is so unequal. To address inequality, including economic inequality, you need to address land distribution.

Sven-Christian Kindler

We now need measures against social inequality in this country, that's what we need now. It's good news that this will be the last federal budget of this grand coalition.

Ana Gomes

Are we going to allow the inequality to grow in our countries, among our countries in the eurozone, and therefore feed the populist narrative which is politically so destructive for the union. I think Germany has a tremendous responsibility. We cannot continue with these policies of austerity that indeed stifle growth in the EU.

Chris Dibben

Scout or Guide membership appears to almost completely remove the inequality in mental health (aged 50) associated with early life economic disadvantage. Given the difficulty governments around the world have in tackling health inequalities, we think any evidence of substantial impact is significant.

Martin Ford

What we are seeing is that technology is driving inequality. A few people, very wealthy people, especially people who own lots of capital will do extraordinarily well because robots and technology are capital, right? A few people are going to own most of that. We are going to have to tax those people more.

Mark Zuckerberg - Facebook

As we are learning this year in election after election, even if globalization might grow the overall pie of prosperity, it also creates inequality. It helps some people and it hurts others.

Richard L. Trumka - AFL-CIO

More than anything, this election is an indictment of politics as usual. For too long, the political elites have embraced economic policies that hold down wages, increase inequality, diminish opportunity and ship American jobs overseas. Voters in both the primary and general election have delivered a clear message: enough.

Dennis Williams

The results are in and the American people have spoken. As a nation, it is time for us to once again unite for the common good of our country. It's obvious there is work to be done. We have high hopes that elected officials heard the American people loud and clear about trade, jobs, education and the inequality in this country.

Jack Lew - U.S Treasury

I'm very proud of the work that we've done on financial reform. I only hope that the fact that we've been able to withstand shocks, like the referendum here in the U.K., doesn't make for a false sense of complacency.

Jack Lew - U.S Treasury

In the week after the British referendum I spoke to the heads of almost every big financial institution just to get their assessment of the impact and I don't think any of them was sorry they had more capital.

Mitt Romney

We (conservatives) know what it takes to actually raise wages – this is, as you know, people on the other side of the aisle have made that a centerpiece of their campaigns, which is the idea of income inequality and the lack of progress for middle income families. And it's something which, gosh, I kick myself as a Republican nominee for president not having done a better job communicating this.

Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala

This administration has stated that inequality is an issue … [and] it's important for the private sector to address the needs of all income groups and not just the group at the top, It would make me happy to remain a progressive element and a relevant element in our society.

Chris Lehane - Airbnb

It's baffling to us in this time period of economic inequality that folks would be looking to impose fines as high as $7,500 on a middle class person looking to use the home that they live in to help make ends meet. Those who want to be on the right side of history really need to understand what's at stake here.

Peter Thomson

Seventy-five percent of our cities have higher levels of income inequality today than in 1996, and 70 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, and global waste, originate from cities.

Ibon Uribe

Inequality among women is felt very differently. They have more restrictions to access the labor market, to pensions. To get more women elected we have to show the effects of such inequality and how inequality affects men and women differently.

Ibon Uribe

Inequality among women is felt very differently. They have more restrictions to access the labour market, to pensions.

Jonathan Bartley

Larry is committed to building a fairer Britain and tackling the entrenched inequality that has blighted our society for so long. With Larry as a candidate the people of Witney have a chance to vote for someone putting forward the bold policies we so desperately need to build a better Britain.

Carolyn Miles - Save the Children

Part of the challenge in the U.S. is that we have such inequality gaps, and so I think the numbers are what the numbers are.

Barack Obama

The results are clear: a more durable, growing economy; 15m new private-sector jobs since early 2010; rising wages, falling poverty, and the beginnings of a reversal in inequality; 20m more Americans with health insurance, while health-care costs grow at the slowest rate in 50 years; annual deficits cut by nearly three-quarters; and declining carbon emissions.

Jim Yong Kim - World Bank Group

It's remarkable that countries have continued to reduce poverty and boost shared prosperity at a time when the global economy is underperforming – but still far too many people live with far too little.

Dennis Lockhart

We are an economy dominated by consumption. The broader the prosperity the stronger the economy...This inequality question that has come to the fore, I think, has implications for economic growth, for global strength and the global role of our country.

Jeffrey Sachs

What we don't have is the attention span, the systems, the politics, to shift a modest amount of our annual output in the direction needed.

Jeffrey Sachs

Whether it is Brexit or the U.S. elections or war in Syria or the refugee crises, these are impediments to longer-term strategic thinking, planning and action that we desperately need.

Jeffrey Sachs

When countries have their planning conferences, when they discuss budgets, it is important that the SDGs are part of that. This is really about changing the direction of global finance and global politics .. (as) the normal way in which the world is changing is not safe and we can choose deliberately and cooperatively a different course.

Stacy L Smith

We're seeing entrenched inequality. Whether we're studying gender, race, ethnicity, LGBT or characters with disabilities, we're really seeing exclusionary forces leaving out anybody that's not a straight, white, able-bodied man. Despite all the chatter and all the activism and all the press attention, it's another year where the status quo has been maintained.

Stacy L Smith

We've seen a lot of talk and little action. What we need now is for companies to take the same leadership position, be transparent in their inclusion goals and be accountable to representing the actual world we live in when it comes to the demography of the U.S.

Stacy L Smith

When we really drill down in the numbers, we see a perpetuation of the same groups getting access to the most visible roles, whether that's in the director's chair or on screen, and that continues to be the problem plaguing Hollywood's hiring practices.

Helen Szoke - Oxfam Intermón

Australia is the nation of the fair go, but Government policies that demonise the poor rather than tackling the urgent problem of rising inequality will only serve to erode this cherished national Aussie value.

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski - World Bank Group

The progress we have made is undeniable, but we all know we need to do more, much more.

Joko Widodo

I am aware that the challenge keeps changing and it needs quick action from us. Unemployment and income inequality must be addressed and the Cabinet needed to work "more quickly, more effectively.

Bernie Sanders

This election is about ending the grotesque level of wealth inequality in our country. It is not moral, it is not sustainable that the top 1 percent owns more than the bottom 90 percent. Hillary Clinton understands that if someone in this country works 40 hours a week, that person should not live in poverty. She understands we need to raise the minimum wage to a living wage.

Jim Yong Kim - World Bank Group

We're most excited about his deep commitment to tackling poverty and inequality and finding innovative solutions that we can take to scale.

Jeremy Corbyn

We will be campaigning on all the things that matter. The inequality and poverty that exists in this country. The need to end the privatisation of our National Health Service. The need to give real hope and opportunity to young people all across this country. That is what Labour exists to do.

Carlton Reeves

Mississippi's elected officials may disagree with Obergefell, of course, and may express that disagreement as they see fit ? by advocating for a constitutional amendment to overturn the decision, for example. But the marriage license issue will not be adjudicated anew after every legislative session.

Juliana Horowitz

Blacks and whites are deeply divided in their views of race relations, racial inequality and their perception of what life is like for black people in the U.S.

Jeremy Corbyn

I regret there have been resignations today from my shadow cabinet. But I am not going to betray the trust of those who voted for me – or the millions of supporters across the country who need Labour to represent them. One clear message from last Thursday's vote is that millions of people feel shut out of a political and economic system that has let them down and scarred our country with grotesque levels of inequality.

Sigal Alon

Given the high level of both racial/ethnic and economic inequality in elite institutions, now is a good time to have a discussion about kind of diversity we want to see. And what aspects we should target in order to achieve the broadest, and most desirable, diversity dividends. I think we should have that discussion.

Cristina Palabay

It is also an issue about poverty, gross inequality of access to education and the lack of a rehabilitative framework in the country's existing justice and penal system.

Rakesh Kochhar

These trends in the middle class are reflective of rising income inequality. This trend has been part and parcel of the national economy for the last 30 to 40 years.

Jeremy Corbyn

Across England we had predictions we'd lose councils. We didn't [lose]. We hung on and we grew support in some places ... because our party is standing up against the grotesque levels of inequality in Britain.

Hillary Clinton

If you are a Democrat, an independent or a thoughtful Republican, you know their approach is not going to build an America where we increase opportunity or decrease inequality. So instead of us letting them take us backwards we want America to be in the future business.

Molly Worthen

The decision to put Tubman on the twenty is a powerful sign of Americans' changing relationship with their own history. At the same time, it's also the gesture of liberals who have been fairly impotent lately in their efforts to correct the deep socioeconomic sources of racial inequality.

Maurice Obstfeld - International Monetary Fund

In many countries the lack of wage growth and greater inequality have created widespread senses that economic growth has mainly been to the benefit of economic elites.

Bernie Sanders

The issue of wealth and income inequality is the great economic issue of our time, the great political issue of our time, and the great moral issue of our time. It is an issue that we must confront in my nation and across the world.

Becky Sauerbrunn

The message they've been putting out by paying us drastically less than the men is that they don't value our contributions to the game as much as the men.

Barack Obama

It's change that can broaden opportunity, or widen inequality. And whether we like it or not, the pace of this change will only accelerate.

Barack Obama

It's change that can broaden opportunity, or widen inequality. And whether we like it or not, the pace of this change will only accelerate. Companies in a global economy can locate anywhere, and face tougher competition…As a result, workers have less leverage for a raise. Companies have less loyalty to their communities. And more and more wealth and income is concentrated at the very top.

Jyrki Raina

It's a major wake-up call. Inequality is one of the biggest threats to economic well-being and it needs to be addressed.

Joe Biden

What I meant was for the last five years, she [had] been engaged in foreign policy. Even when income inequality wasn't as serious as it is today, it was his drumbeat. And so that's what I meant. And she is coming up with some very good ideas, but Bernie is pushing the envelope on this for everyone – for everyone involved.

Barack Obama

But what that storm revealed was another tragedy, one that had been brewing for decades. New Orleans had long been plagued by structural inequality that left too many people, especially people of colour, without good jobs or affordable health care or decent housing.

Sandy Rosenthal

People arrive in Louis Armstrong Airport with a desire to understand what happened here, even though it's been 10 years. And we're glad that they do, because the survivors deserve for everyone to know the vetted facts about the flooding. The survivors deserve for everyone to know that we were flooded because of civil engineering failure, not due to just Mother Nature.

Alisha Renfro - National Wildlife Federation

Since we have moneys that are going to be coming through from the BP oil spill, we can put that towards coastal restoration. It is a very sad opportunity, but a very unique one that can actually help us out a lot.

Axel Kicillof

When you combat inequality and you put money in the sectors that are with less income, you have as results not only more welfare for them, but also macro-economically speaking more demand.

Javier Couso

I don't think so. In Cuba there are high standards of healthcare and education, and less inequality than in other Latin American countries, and the Cubans know it.

Winnie Byanyima - Oxfam Intermón

Business as usual for the elite isn't a cost free option. Failure to tackle inequality will set the fight against poverty back decades. The poor are hurt twice by rising inequality – they get a smaller share of the economic pie and because extreme inequality hurts growth, there is less pie to be shared around.

Mike Lee

Where does this new inequality come from? From the government. Every time it takes rights and opportunities away from the American people and gives them instead to politicians, bureaucrats and special interests.

Stefan Grobe - Euronews

Well, America is a divided country. And it is divided for a reason, and that is growing economic inequality. All the gains, almost all the gains, that have been produced over the last 30-plus years have gone to the top one percent of the population, while wages for the 99 percent have barely budged.

Juan Manuel Santos

If there is a problem in Latin America and in Colombia, it is the problem of inequality regarding the division of wealth and the development of different regions. This restricts countries' chances of success. So we want to reduce these inequalities. But we also want to launch a reconciliation process to heal the wounds of violence which has damaged us for such a long time. This violence has not finished.

Aung San Suu Kyi

We do not want investment to mean greater inequality. We want investment to mean, quite simply, jobs. As many jobs as possible.

George Papandreou

First of all, there is, I think, a very big opportunity for Socialist International. We are 161 parties around the world, the biggest political organisation in the world. There is an opportunity to show our solidarity for new areas in the world, where progressive movements are developing, and this will be in Russia, in China, in the Arab world, working with the progressives in the US. Our traditional base is in Europe, but there are very strong parties in Latin America and other parts of the world also. We have the opportunity of showing our work in the area of justice, of fighting inequality and poverty, the area of democracy and developing participation, the area of peace, in supporting the initiatives such as the one that (Spanish) Prime Minister Zapatero has taken on, the alliance of civilisations, dialogue in alliance rather than culture clash.

Christian Wetell

The voucher system in Sweden was designed in order to expand equal opportunities without having one size fits all. It's very important to provide equal opportunities, but equal opportunities doesn't mean a system of identical programmes, because eventually that creates inequality.

Stefan Grobe - Euronews

In Europe, we see growing inequality and a high level of unemployment, especially youth unemployment, and you mention this in every speech. What are you telling youngsters who are worried? Is there hope that this 'low growth trap', as you have called it, will not slam shut?

Laszlo Kovacs

The reason is that currently there are 11 member states than can apply reduced rates on restaurant services which is not allowed in other 16 member states so there is a great deal of inequality.

Abdellatif Mekki

We must find ways to reduce the financial burden on Tunisian households. And so we've asked the government to double the Health Ministry's budget to help those people who are spending much more than they can afford.

Tumi Masite

Lots of people actually lack education here in the community. We struggle in the gym you know, to also to try to tell people about health.Something that is little can actually change the lives of people in the community.

Daniel Ersuncho

I lost everything. The door was broken, the shelves were stolen.. they never left even one spoon here. Even money was stolen. When we phone the police they can't do anything, they just leave. We are not safe.

Tumi Masite

We need funders. We need more centres for the children. We need libraries for the people to actually get education.

Mandisa Nkamba Kadalie

Some people have said to me 'Don't say that you own the business, because once people hear that it is owned by a black person, they might have attitude'. I said no, I said no! I fought for this so much! There is no way I'm going to say I do not own it. People that are still scared to say 'I will take advantage of an opportunity' should just let go, and take advantage of the opportunities that are there, and see if it works, as long as they are prepared to work hard!

Angelo Pauperio - Sonae

Probably the moment when I met a good old friend that I didn't imagine that I could meet here. He is now CEO of a large company. We met in other lives – but it was a very good moment, a very emotional moment.

Goldie Hawn

Well first of all, what we have done for 12 years is we have been very, very successful. It is an evidence based programme so there is no guess work anymore. Our children learn how their brains work, they understand how to take a brain break during the day, they understand stress, they become self-aware and they have a neurological corelet now because their emotions now have context. So they can regulate their emotion, they can handle their stress and they understand how to become empathetic and engage in the classroom.

Kathleen Lacey

I think businesses are putting cash into their compassion. And you see this every year – the commitments that are made at Davos. And they continue to make those commitments throughout the year.

Ilaria Maselli

In the US I'd be in favour of a minimum wage because there is stronger inequality, there.

Angel Gurria - OECD

Income inequality in OECD countries is at its highest level in the past half-century. The average income of the richest 10 percent of the population is nine times that of the poorest ten percent across the OECD. Twenty-five years ago the number was seven times.

George Orwell

The huge problem in America right now is just the huge inequality, the wealth that has been increasing over the last 30 years, blah blah, I won't go into it with you, but that is something that still motivates me and moves me to write about.

Alan Lichtman

What his base is looking to see is the old Obama, the inspirational Obama, the Obama of the soaring rhetoric. That's what he needs to do. With respect to economic justice and income inequality, the gap between the wealthy and everybody else has now returned to the levels of 1929, at the eve of the Great Depression. All the gains of the middle to late decades of the 20th century have been wiped out. This is an enormous problem.

Bill Clinton

I ask you to go home and tell your friends and neighbours that when times get tough that you should give more, not less. Because we live in an interdependent world where we cannot stand this level of inequality and instability.

Hillary Clinton

I am here to tell you poverty and growing inequality matters. Healthcare matters, the people of the Gulf Coast and New Orleans matter, our soldiers matter, our standing in the world matters. Our future matters and it is up to us to take it back, put it into our hands and start marching towards a better tomorrow.

George Papandreou

Greece has great potential. Greece has many comparative advantages. But we are wasting this potential with policies which must change. One of the problems which Greece has is that we have had over the years, unluckily, systemic corruption in the public sector, from the top down to the lower levels which means a lot of loss of money, great inequality and a lack of investment.

Jean-Marc Ayrault

Those who are seeking exile abroad are not those who are scared of becoming poor, it's because they want to get even richer. Let me tell you something: if we want to resolve the problem of poverty and social inequality we must make political choices.

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