FROM Ray Offenheiser
Wealth Gap Widens Faster than Anticipated The global economy has doubled in just the past 30 years -- but workers are getting a smaller piece of the action than ever. Photo: Oxfam America World leaders, international business tycoons and celebrities are gathering in Davos, Switzerland for the annual World Economic Forum -- called the " ultimate ego boost " by Vanity Fair. Coinciding with Davos, the charity Oxfam has released a sobering study . One finding: 62 people at the very top own as much wealth as 3.6 billion people in the rest of the world's economy. Ray Offenheiser is president of Oxfam America.
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