The Gap between RICH & POOR is widening in Europe and North America. According to the Paris based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development [OECD] – Mexico , Turkey & the USA has the greatest inequality in the Rich-Poor Gap.
The rise in inequality is generally due to the Rich improving their incomes in relation to the Middle Class & Low Income People [the Poor].
Resentment is Building on both sides of the Atlantic about what is widely perceived to be the unfairness of the massive bank bailouts engineered by governments , in response to the Financial Crisis.
People ask themselves why 500 billion euros can be approved very quickly to recapitalize banks while an effective poverty-fighting program is rejected due to budgetary concerns.
“To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength , never power. Above all , to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never , never , to forget.” – the words of Arundhati Roy http://www.weroy.org