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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 31 2013: You must have enjoyed Chaos Theory. Good Education and career guidance would be the best long and short term solutions. Career guidance needs to be a big part of all students education. People that are successful are driven because they know that's what they want. People that are doing what they are driven to do are happy, and happy people produce more. Higher education as it stands is out of control, we need to base line education. I know some really stupid "rich" kids and some really smart "poor" kids. people should get their education earned through hard work and dedication not because of their parents influence and status. We need to enforce one simple truth within all of our children, we have what we have because we earned it. Besides spoiled kids dont make good people :)

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