The 85 richest people on earth own more wealth than the poorest 3.5 billion, that is according to Oxfam. This means a group of individuals who could fit on a London double-decker bus owns as much as half the world's population.

Despite the naysayers, growing inequality is real, and according to the experts, it is not just morally wrong, but also bad economics. 

In this week's Reality Check, Mehdi Hasan highlights the truth behind growing wealth inequality and its impact.

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Source: Al Jazeera