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The Home for People who want to End Mass Impoverishment

What is Mass Impoverishment?

Mass Impoverishment (noun)

The process in which even as the economy continues to grow richer, many people find themselves getting poorer year after year.

Examples:

1. Mass impoverishment means that we are looking at the first generation in living memory that expects to be poorer than its parents.

2. Many countries suffer from mass impoverishment: the US since 2000 and the UK since 2010.

The Book

99% is one of the FT’s Best Books of 2019

If the economy is doing so well, how can most people not be doing well? If the pie is growing, why aren’t we all getting bigger slices? If we are so well-off, why is our children’s generation set to be worse-off than its predecessors?

“If you are concerned about your future but would never dream of reading a book about the economy… you should read this one!”

– Hugh Pym, BBC Health Editor and former Chief Economics Correspondent

The Organisation

The 99% Organisation is an inclusive grass-roots movement, inspired by the Occupy movement, of people who want to end mass impoverishment using peaceful means.

Its members come from all parts of society; they are people like you who are determined to help. Whatever your age, gender, race or party affiliation, we want you. Whether you are a beggar, a barber, a banker or a billionaire, we want you. If you want to help end mass impoverishment, we want you.

The 99% Organisation aims to make mass impoverishment a key issue for Government, and to drive serious policy change. We want to build a world in which by 2050, everyone is at least 50% better-off than today.

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When Mass Impoverishment Collides with Health Advice

History is written by the rich, and so the poor get blamed for everything — Jeffrey D. Sachs, economist It is not news that poverty can make it impossible to follow health advice. The submission by The Food Foundation, the London School of Hygiene And Tropical Medicine and SHEFS made it clear that although the […]

On Not Waiting

“You can’t trust other people. If it’s important, you have to do it yourself.” Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book As the book 99% explains, mass impoverishment is a serious problem in the US and the UK – and indeed several other countries. The book also sets out five steps that any government should take if […]