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Attention NCR readers in Kansas City

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NCR writers based in Washington and Rome will be in Kansas City, Mo., for an evening of conversation with NCR readers Thursday Jan. 28.

Vatican correspondent Joshua J. McElwee, senior analyst Jesuit Fr. Tom Reese, columnist Michael Sean Winters and editor at large Tom Roberts will hold a panel discussion moderated by NCR publisher Caitlin Hendel at St. Francis Xavier Church, 1001 E. 52nd Street, Kansas City, Mo.

Sixty-two billionaires now own as much wealth as 'the bottom half of humanity'

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Global inequality is reaching “new extremes,” according to a report released  Monday by Oxfam, an international confederation of organizations working to find solutions to poverty. 

The organization’s annual study of inequality was released just before the start of the the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

It found that 62 billionaires now own as much wealth as “the bottom half of humanity,” or roughly 3.6 billion people.

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