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Where Have all the Dole Bludgers Gone?

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So where have all the dole bludgers gone? Growing up in an affluent part of Sydney, where unemployment rates were low and incomes high, the standard orthodoxy was that the ranks of the unemployed were filled with people who didn’t want to work and were living the life of Riley on unemployment benefits. How we resented them, these “dole bludgers”, wantonly living off our taxes...

It’s a little obscene

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What sort of crazy planet is it when 8% of the global population own 83% of global wealth, and 69% of the world population own just 3% of its wealth?

Source data: Credit Suisse Global Wealth Data Report 2013