Posts tagged ‘poverty’

June 25, 2014

CEO-to-worker compensation ratio, USA 1965 – 2013

There’s an amazing increasing difference between both, obviously. And the tendency is also clear, so the question in this case is: what can average people do to reverse this unfair situation?

Real-World Economics Review Blog

from David Ruccio

CEO-worker

In charting the amount of the surplus that ends up in the hands (or, if you prefer, pockets or bank accounts) of CEOs, the Economic Policy Institute finds that: 

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June 23, 2014

Unicef: Uno de cada cuatro niños españoles está en riesgo de pobreza

 No se hasta qué punto la marca españa se valora por criterios relativos al bienestar de los habitantes del pais al que alude, pero entre los millones de niños en situación de pobreza (o en alguno de sus multiples umbrales) y los millones de parados alkalinos (de larga duración) aparte de preferentistas, funcionarios, jubilados, mujeres, trabajadores, homosexuales, inmigrantes, dependientes, jovenes, viejos, heterosexuales…y demás minorías sometidas y expoliadas (en muchos casos por personas de nuesrta misma nacionalidad) yo sería el último en comprar nada de esa marca. Si España empieza a tener cada vez más en común con los paises en los que la solidaridad nacional se limita a llenar estadios de futbol y a jalear los paseos en Rolls Royce de los becarios de Franco cuando los coronan (y nada con evitar que millones de niños esten en situación de pobreza, malnutrición o desnutrición) yo debo de ser un extraterrestre, pero me es imposible apoyar la marca españa, habiendo como hay otras marcas donde las prioridades son otras más acordes con mis valores. ¿Qué es el orgullo nacional?¿Cómo lo medimos? Digo yo que ¿Qué menos que saber que eres de uno de esas decenas de paises donde al menos los niños tienen para comer? Pues aquí ya ni eso, macho…

April 6, 2013

11 milion people living in poverty…the 3rd world? No, this is Spain

   Crisis, unemployment, poverty and inequality. The proportion of Spaniards living below the poverty line — defined as making do on less than 60 per cent of average national income — rose to 26.7 per cent this year from 19.7 per cent in 2007, before the start of the economic downturn, according to the National Statistic Institute.   poverty in spain

   According to the latest statistics of Eurostat, social inequality as measured by the Gini coefficient (where 0 expresses perfect equality and 100 expresses maximal inequality), showed that Spain went from 31.3 in 2008 to 34 in 2011. The EU average is 30. Only 16 countries have issued their statistics for the Gini index for 2011. Of these Spain has one of the highest levels of inequality, only outstripped by Latvia with 35.2. Another measure revealing the growing inequality was shown by the ratio that measures the total income of the richest 20 percent to that received by the poorest 20 percent. The higher the ratio, the greater the inequality. Spain has risen from 5.5 in 2006 to 7.5 in 2011—the highest level in the EU, which has an average of 5.7. In this measurement, Spain outstrips Latvia, which was at 7.3 in 2011.

a whole family sleepin in the street:the bank took their house

   The number of households in which all members are unemployed soared to 1,925,200 in the third quarter of this year from just 379,300 during the same quarter of 2007. To survive, the swelling ranks of the poor are turning to charities for food, clothes and help paying utility bills. The Spanish branch of the international Catholic charity Caritas provided aid to 950,001 people last year, more than double the roughly 400,000 who received aid in 2007 before the economy tanked. Thirty per cent knocked on Caritas’ door last year for the first time in their lives.

April 5, 2013

We are not the enemy – victims of financial terror in Spain who lost their houses

A terrible video from people  affected by mortgages laws in Spain (the same laws the European Union has condemned as illegal practices by Spanish banks against people)