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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 30 2013: Free Education, to lessen the inequality (1)

    Free Healthcare, health is a very important determinant in social status (2)

    Basically, allow for equal opportunity.
    Now before the “rob Peter to pay Paul” or “who is paying for this” comments start.
    Remember that “money” is an invented symbol, wholly maintained and supported by its keepers.

    Do the principals of basic rights fit in your moral structure? Do you apply these basics rights to kith and kin? If so then expand that right to mankind.

    Change the symbol.

    (1) Sean F Reardon “No Rich Child Left Behind”
    (2) "Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?"

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