CONTROVERSIAL QUOTE OF THE WEEK

ÒOxfam is concerned that, left unchecked, the effects are potentially immutable, and will lead to Ôopportunity captureÕ Ñ in which the lowest tax rates, the best education and the best healthcare are claimed by the children of the rich. This creates dynamic and mutually reinforcing cycles of advantage that are transmitted across generations. Ó

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An excerpt from a recent Oxfam report, which finds that the worldÕs 85 richest people own as much as the poorest 50 percent of humanity