The super-rich

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UK spends more financing inequality in favour of rich than rest of Europe, report finds
Inequalities of income, wealth and power cost UK £106.2bn a year compared with average developed OECD country

Amelia Hill

27, Nov, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Who are the polluter elite and how can we tackle carbon inequality?
Is capitalism the problem? Experts weigh in on ways to address the great carbon divide

Fiona Harvey Environment editor

22, Nov, 2023 @4:01 PM

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‘I cannot stress too much about it’: Monaco yacht buyers shrug off climate concerns
At annual yacht show, only a handful of customers said they were troubled by vessels’ disproportionate carbon footprint

Ajit Niranjan

21, Nov, 2023 @1:15 PM

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Who is the world’s worst carbon foot prince? We name and shame!
Who emits more greenhouse gas, is it 1.8 million cows or the average billionaire?

First Dog on the Moon

21, Nov, 2023 @1:00 PM

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The jet set: 200 celebrities’ aircraft have flown for combined total of 11 years since 2022
Jets belonging to entertainers, CEOs, oligarchs and billionaires produce equivalent to emissions of almost 40,000 Britons

Michael Goodier and Niels de Hoog

21, Nov, 2023 @1:00 PM

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UK millionaires group projects ‘tax our wealth’ on to Treasury and Bank of England
Jeremy Hunt should increase taxes on rich to help fund public services for all, says Patriotic Millionaires UK

Rupert Neate

21, Nov, 2023 @10:30 AM

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Billionaires are out of touch and much too powerful. The planet is in trouble | Rebecca Solnit
The 1% aren’t just the biggest climate wreckers, they also greatly influence how the world responds to the crisis, says Guardian US columnist Rebecca Solnit

Rebecca Solnit

20, Nov, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Twelve billionaires’ climate emissions outpollute 2.1m homes, analysis finds
Research shows impact from lifestyles and investments of likes of Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates and Elon Musk

Sandra Laville Environment correspondent

20, Nov, 2023 @12:01 AM

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Richest 1% account for more carbon emissions than poorest 66%, report says
‘Polluter elite’ are plundering the planet to point of destruction, says Oxfam after comprehensive study of climate inequality

Jonathan Watts Global environment editor

20, Nov, 2023 @12:01 AM

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Sicily, where billionaires get back to basics – by booking an entire city | Tobias Jones
Kaoru Nakajima’s lavish birthday party in Palermo follows Google’s annual summer ‘camps’ that seek to convey credibility and longevity

Tobias Jones

05, Nov, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Rihanna’s former London rental mansion sells for £27.5m
Chinese buyer snaps up St John’s Wood house that often featured in singer’s Instagram posts

Rupert Neate Wealth correspondent

30, Oct, 2023 @1:59 PM

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EU-funded report calls for wealth of super-rich to be taxed, not income
Wealthiest 3,000 working on ‘edge of legality’ using shell companies to funnel dividends and own property to avoid income tax, says study

Kalyeena Makortoff

22, Oct, 2023 @10:00 PM

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