The Economics of Global Inequality

Inequality within and between countries has become increasingly stark under the current capitalist global order. The gap between rich and poor has been rapidly growing since the Covid-19 pandemic, exacerbating pre-existing poverty and exploitation. 

Why is there so much inequality in the global economy and why is it getting worse? How have the histories of imperialism and colonialism shaped the systems production and finance, as well as the institutions that govern them. 

In this session we analyse these factors to understand how inequality is an inevitable feature of the global capitalist system and how it is baked into every aspect: from taxation and investment to supply chains. From this, we hope to inform strategies for building solidarity across borders and unite working peoples across the world.