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>> Davos, are you listening? As global elites descend on the Swiss ski resort for the World Economic Forum, Oxfam have published a damning inequality report. The headline claims that just eight people, a number that could easily fit in this cable car, own as much wealth as the 3.6 billion people who make up the poorest half of the world's population.
I'm Maury for and Davos, but Oxham's message for those attending is what are you gonna do about it?>> But what matters is that they do debate this issue and that when they go home, they play their important part in correcting this warping of our economy.>> The aid agency publishes its inequality reports annually.
This year, they say the wealth divide has only worsened. And now, more than ever, it might make sense for business and political high-fliers to take note.>> We've got our country back.>> The shock Brexit and Trump results interpreted as one symptom of an unequal system.>> I think there's strong evidence that those ruptures in our political system are in part to do with growing inequality.
People are feeling less involved in the success of their nation and their society and more and more dissatisfied with the status quo.>> Oxfam also blames companies that dodge taxes and squeeze workers' wages. It says new data from China and India suggest the problem of inequality is worse than feared.
In principle, Davos could be just the place to tackle such issues. In fact, this year a key theme is responsive and responsible leadership. And the people here certainly have the power to affect change. If they don't, critics will argue it's just more window dressing.