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Naomi Woltring

Naomi Woltring

Naomi Woltring is Promovenda political history at the University of Utrecht. She graduated in political science with a thesis on democratization movements and in philosophy with a thesis on neoliberalism. She worked as delegated editor at The Broker magazine. Next to that, she works at the Dutch social democratic think tank Wiardi Beckman Stichting and the Dutch humanist association Humanistisch Verbond, where she organizes conferences and debates, advises on and implements policy.

Stalling growth and development – The consequences of inequality

Inequality hinders sustainable economic growth, allows the rich a disproportionate share of  political power, and fosters violence and criminality. Unequal societies have lower life expectancies and suffer more from diseases than more equal societies.

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