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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: I have two suggestions.
    a) Read a book called "The Trouble with Billionaires" by Linda McQuade
    b) Check out a website/culture called The Zeitgeist Movement

    You won't regret it.
    Cheers
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      May 31 2013: yeah! venus project comment of the week! i started to miss it.
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        Jun 1 2013: I'm so happy i see this idea going around this site! Awesome!
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        Jun 2 2013: Ah the Venus project........

        Had a look at a youtube vid ......

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68Y363-gPX8

        Yep..... heard the talk, saw sketches, saw the 'elitism' of the concept and pondered on who the inhabitants might be..........................

        Noticed no pics of the human service drones required to build, service and maintain such complexes ...........................And remembered once again..............'Some pigs are more equal than others!' :)

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