• | Karl Marx statue ABC News Australian Broadcasting Corporation ABC | MR Online

    Marx for me (and hopefully for others too)

    Yesterday I had a conversation about my work, about how and why I started studying inequality more than 30 years ago, what was my motivation, how it was  to work on income inequality in an officially classless (and non-democratic) society, did the World Bank care about inequality etc.

  • | Demonstrators in Zurich this week While many are poised to recoil at President Trumps arrival in Davos this week much of the moneyed elite there are willing to overlook what they portray as the presidents rhetorical foibles in favor of the additional wealth he has delivered to their coffers Ennio LeanzaEuropean Pressphoto Agency | MR Online

    Dutiful dirges of Davos

    Thousands of people will gather next week in Davos. Their combined wealth will reach several hundred billion dollars, perhaps even close to a trillion. Never in world history will be the amount of wealth per square foot so high. And this year, for the sixth or seventh consecutive time, what would be one of the principal topics addressed by these captains of industry, billionaires, employers of thousands of people across the four corners of the globe: inequality…