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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 28 2013: Your Project Summary for reducing wealth inequality on a community level:

    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.

    Conversation: This is a valuable project initiative. Thank you. I have been thinking deeply to do demo projects on a community level relating to this topc. It's an issue of deep concern to our urban community of 2 million in Fairfax County Virginia, as part of Washington DC Hub. Recently a U.S. government agency released an extensive update and report on who is really poor in America by State and by county or city within a state. it's a most valuable info available to any citizen of USA to examine this issue you are addressing.

    I did that for Fairfax, VA and Richmond, VA and found while these two are the wealthiest communities in Virginia. We also have the largest no of poor people as wel. Single mothers are the poorest of the poor.

    Plesae Search my published conversation on internet at Fairax Underground Community Forum:

    "Fairfax Resolve On Mother’s Day__Dignity For Mothers at Bottom"
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      May 28 2013: Avi, is the report you mention in your comment available online?
      If so, do you know the link?

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