GUIDE TO THIS MONTH'S ARTICLES - July / August 2017

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The main topic this month is Equality:

This is one of the main articles - all about the 'equality effect' - what is this? - and why are equal societies better?:

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Did you know that equality has a really big effect on the environment? - more equal countries are a lot better for the environment. Read why, with diagrams to help explain:

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Read about times in the history of the world when societies were more equal:

With some cartoons, for example this one. It shows that if ancient Egyptian workers ('stonemasons' build with stone) were organised in trade unions, they wouldn't have agreed to build the pyramids:

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This cartoon shows how the society in Roman times was not very equal - people got shorter ('stunted') because they were not very healthy:

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When industrialisation started, people were not very equal, or healthy:

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Would the Queen give her crown if everyone shared what they don't need?:

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And read here about what we could do to bring in the changes we need for more equality eg. have a basic income for everyone or a maximum wage:

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Big business climate change, and politics are stealing India's water - read about India's big water problem:

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From the web this month:

How much do child traffickers pay a family for a child in Togo? Who saves the children from a life of slavery? Find out more in this photo story:

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Things are changing in Nepal, especially how women are becoming more independent, starting businesses and entering politics:

From the blog this month:

A team of six are swimming across Lake Geneva to take a petition to the United Nations. They want the world to know about the abuse of human rights in West Papua:

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