The numbers are striking. In 2010, 288 of the richest people
in the world collectively owned as much as the poorest 3.5
billion. Less than a decade later, just eight people owned as
much wealth as the bottom half of the world’s population.
In this moment of massive wealth inequality, we urgently need
to develop a new model for society to deliver both social and
economic equity. The answer may be Universal Basic Assets
(UBA)—a fundamental set of resources that we should strive
to give everyone access to.
This map is a guide to designing this new economic model.