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When I was studying in college (late 70s) the statistics were:
- 60% of the world's wealth was held by 40% of the population
Today the numbers are quite different:
- 60% of the world's wealth is held by 1% of the population
I am convinced that this crisis is to rehearse some things that will change our lives
Despite my skepticism, I have witnessed gestures by people who reveal humanity and solidarity
I created this topic for exactly that reason ...
Unfortunately, I did not see any initiative beyond the postponement of the exam change date for the PMP certification and the cancellation of some Conferences.
There is a big difference with wealth on paper and actually tangible wealth that you can actually use to do some good.
If you take the case of Bill Gates and The Millennium project/fund in order for Bill Gates to contribute to the fund he sells Microsoft shares/option or other assets in order to turn the assets into actual hard currency. Then after carefully selecting the most beneficial projects that delivery the best return for his money then he will donate.
As for wealth distribution statistic in 1979 the population of the world was 4.3 billion. Today it is somewhere around 7.3 billion. The world did not have large multinational organizations in so many numbers as you have today. Most of the wealth is not owned by Governments or individuals but by these large corporation that pay their tax 'abroad' wherever 'abroad' is.
So to get a large multinational organization to do good is a lot more difficult than for an individual.
The statistics I quoted refer to people, not organizations
It just gives me reason. The concentration of wealth is even greater if we balance the existing population in both periods :-)
People here don't take the issue seriousely, there is a big risk that we will get same result as Italy, hope no and all good luck for Italian people
Thank you for sharing with us the reality of your country
The English (and other countries), at the beginning, did not take great measures on the subject
I sincerely wish that everything goes well
Personal I believe those that work hard deserve to be wealthy.
I have grown up in a country were the land was taken away from the Native Irish and given to foreign landowners who were subjects to a foreign Queen.
Personally I am against entitlement and persons who feel they are a higher status to everybody else because of what their parents own.
I love people who are self made and self motivated and if they are billionaires as a result of their own ingenuity, motivation, determination, ambition and drive then as we say in Ireland 'fair play to them'.
If they decide to do some good and give back to the community that supported them when growing up then that is their decision and their decision alone.
So when you say as an organization should be doing more, I believe that this is the time for individuals, organizations and independent thinkers to step up and fill the gap then is not being meet by governments and other private entities.
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