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By Darren Walker

Around the world today, the greatest threat to justice is inequality.

Inequality is the byproduct of systems and structures—intentional policies and ingrained prejudices—that have over many decades tilted the scales in favor of some, while limiting opportunity for many others.

Here’s what we can do: Attack inequality at its roots.

Thanks to the roadmap outlined in Thomas Piketty’s bestseller “Capital in the Twenty-First Century” or Joseph Stiglitz’s recent report on the importance of shared prosperity, we can identify the origins of inequality.

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The Ford Foundation

The Ford Foundation is an independent organization working to address inequality and build a future grounded in justice. For more than 85 years, it has supported visionaries on the frontlines of social change worldwide, guided by its mission to strengthen democratic values, reduce poverty and injustice, promote international cooperation, and advance human achievement. Today, with an endowment of $16 billion, the foundation has headquarters in New York and 10 regional offices across Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

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