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What are some realistic and creative ways to reduce wealth inequality?

I am a a third year student completing a degree in Social Work in Hamilton, New Zealand. I am currently doing a paper on Social and Community Development where I have to consider a topic of interest and then form a plan based on a theoretical perspective to eliminate or reduce a social issue.

My chosen topic is: Then impact of wealth inequality on social cohesion within New Zealand.

I would love to hear some creative and realistic thoughts around reducing this social issue which is a rapidly increasing, world wide issue. If anyone is well versed around topics such as this, stating your political ideology/perspective/basis of your ideas would be a great help so that I am able to further research the good idea's!

The primary focus will be on reducing wealth inequality as by doing this, social cohesion will increase. Despite this, I do hope to develop a small scale plan to increase social cohesion as well to strengthen the assignment.

Thanks heaps in advance :)


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    May 22 2013: Teach more people how to generate wealth. Some people are lazy and will not attempt to gain financial security. But others would if they understood how to do so. Wealth is more about how we use our financial assets than the actual money we earn. Wealthy people use their assets to generate more assets. Poor people just use up their assets. The greatest asset is your imagination, determination to succeed, and belief that you can succeed. Even the poorest person can improve his financial situation by using his assets wisely. It would be helpful if those with extra assets would lend a helping hand to those who are trying to get a start but ultimately not necessary.

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