There is no fact more damning of our society than the fact that the 85 richest people in the world possess more than the poorest 3.5 billion. History will despise us for this and the failure of our capitalist ideals. We vote for parties that continue this and make the situation worse; over the last 30 years the proportion of wealth generated that is going to the richest 1% has increased year on year. During the "great financial crisis" the rich continued to get richer while the rest of us paid for it. Do you really think this is an acceptable situation? You can at least make your voice heard before the G20 summit in Brisbane. Write to Tony Abbott through the Oxfam website. Want to be depressed even more by our lack of action, read a fuller article at The Guardian. Don't forget, those 3.5 billion people aren't just (or even mostly) the starving you might normally pity. They are people who would consider themselves perfectly well off in the countries we like to go on holiday to.