Globally, economic inequality is on a longstanding upward trend.
Quite the opposite.
The explosion in global economic inequality was the Great Divergence which was all about some places having an industrial revolution and others not. The past 30/40 years, this period of neoliberal globalisation that we\’ve had, has seen a fall in global economic inequality.
The standard measure of inequality that we use is the Gini (either index or coefficient, your choice). This has been rising within most countries these recent decades: yet the global number has been falling.
See Xavier Sala i Martin and Branco Milanovic for proof.
Which brings us to CAFOD. If they\’re actually ignorant of the very thing they want to work on why should we either listen to them or give them any of our money?