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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 27 2013: 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


    Hello Laree, Are you suggesting that good ideas would be judged by the political perspective of the commenter? I am disappointed. Do we have to politicize everything? That is how we got in this mess.

    Why not present all sides and pick out the good ideas that work from each?
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      May 27 2013: I understood Laree to mean only that it would be useful when people put forth possible solutions for them to share also any theoretical underpinnings of the idea. For example, particularly as she is doing a paper for school, she might be interested in whether there is a certain economic perspective or theory of justice or moral philosophy that underlies a particular suggestion that she might also look up.

      I did not interpret her question as asking people to identify their political or social affiliations.
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      May 28 2013: Robert, I will jump in here and say, that she probably chose those words because it is part of the criteria she is supposed to include in her paper. The question is for a research paper at school.

      When I read that part of the OP I immediately thought.....oh well, there goes my participation in this conversation. :P

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