Sitting among fine luxurious furnishings at Davos, Switzerland, invitees to the annual World Economic Forum(WEF) that began earlier today, should be mindful of the fact that to defer world income inequality amelioration would inevitably amount to sustaining violent global instability.
And proof of this fact has become more evident, for as attendees were taking their places in the Alps at the conference dubbed:"Mastering the 4th Industrial revolution", extremists in Pakistan were attacking a university and killing at least 19 students and wounding 50. This new violent assault in Pakistan joins many more violent events and episodes that have been permeating across the world because of the unhappy conditions and botched affairs of various peoples, many of whom are driven by a fallible religious ideology in response to a perceived gluttony of greed by the market makers of the world.
The pattern of recent violence is stark, compelling and evidence that too many people are unhappy and angry as to their state of affairs. Dreaded reports of a suicide-pilot willfully crashing an aircraft with innocents on board; radicalized youths staging violent terror attacks upon Paris, France and killing scores of innocents; militants attacking a museum in Tunisia; suicide-bombers from Nigeria to Turkey to Lebanon; lone-wolf attackers from Belgium to the United States(US) - all evidence of the desperation of people. Inequality breeds extremism and violence.
Inequality, war and economic hardships are forcing many people onto the member- rolls of violent extremist groups. Therefore, to counter the growing tide of extremist violence, income inequality should not be deferred but be ameliorated immediately.