Ruxandra Sindelaru Posted almost 2 years ago Chrystia Freeland: The rise of the new global super-rich Social inequality is an issue that can be found in many, many countries throughout the world, as Mrs. Freeland states, and it is not limited to developing or third-world nations alone, it is happening in the largest economic powers on the globe. Obviously, there is no easy fix, or else this would be a non-issue, but probably one of the most important things would be to start paying people decent wages. The minimum wage in most countries is very close to the poverty line, and many people have to take on multiple jobs, or search for extra income in order to just make in to the end of the month. The disposable income of the middle class has lowered so much in recent years that we can no longer truly call it "the middle class". Everything starts, I believe, from giving people the chance to make a decent living for themselves. The bigger issues are all derived from the situation of the small man, whom the politicians should respect more and pay better attention to, not just during campaigns.