Posts tagged ‘inequality’

  • Slums are seen along a river with the skyline of Makati, Manila’s financial district, in the background Forum Article

    We must end extreme inequality. Now.

    There is an overwhelming consensus that things must change. For three years the World Economic Forum has… more

  • High-rise residential towers under construction are pictured behind an old residential building in central Mumbai Forum Article

    Why inequality matters – and how to tackle it

    A 700-page treatise on economics translated from French is not exactly a light summer read—even for someone… more

  • A boy kicks against the Berlin Wall Forum Article

    Saving globalization from itself

    Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin wall, globalization as we understood it is buckling under… more

  • A worker examines a circuit board inside a Foxconn factory in the township of Longhua in the southern Guangdong province Forum Article

    Can offshoring cut inequality?

    The rapid rise of offshoring has been one of the most visible trends in the US labour market over the… more

  • Coffee trees sprout at Conquista farm in Alfenas Forum Article

    Three reasons to be optimistic about impact investing

    A new kind of inequality – or divergence – is emerging in modern society between individuals and… more

  • A group of students walk home from school along a road currently being constructed in the Bumi Serpong Damai housing complex Forum Article

    Why education policies matter for equality

    Much of the debate on inequality focuses on its deleterious social and political effects and its impact… more

  • A combination photograph shows a street vendor selling stems of garlic at a market in a half-demolished old residential site and a clerk arranging vegetables in a fridge at a super market at a wealthy district in Beijing Forum Article

    Why data is key to inclusive growth

    Reducing income disparities has always ranked high among the top objectives of… more

  • A 20 lira banknote is seen through a magnifying lens in this illustration picture taken in Istanbul Forum Article

    Could high inflation make a comeback?

    Is the era of high inflation gone forever? In a world of slow growth, high debt and tremendous distributional… more

  • A crew works on the roof of the newly constructed United States Institute of Peace in Washington Forum Article

    Reforms we need to tackle inequality

    The reception in the United States, and in other advanced economies, of Thomas Piketty’s recent… more

  • A worker sweeps the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Forum Article

    How can the US create jobs that pay decent wages?

    Something unusual happened this year. For the first time in almost ten years, a book by an economist made it… more

  • People are reflected on an electronic board displaying Japan’s Nikkei average outside a brokerage in Tokyo Forum Article

    What do China and the US tell us about inequality?

    Rising income and wealth inequality in many countries around the world has been a long-term trend for… more

  • A child watches other children inside a home known as “La Gran Familia”, in the western city of Zamora Forum Article

    Does inequality increase crime?

    While homicide rates in most parts of the world fell by as much as 50 percent in the 2000s, Latin America… more

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    Six megatrends that will shape the future of cities

    The coming decades will see the next wave of mass migration to cities, especially in Asia and Africa… more

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    Do cities widen the gap between rich and poor?

    Thomas Piketty and the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil have something in… more

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    How to stop the rise of income inequality

    Thomas Piketty’s book Capital in the Twenty-First Century has captured the world’s attention… more

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    How do we get globalization right?

    Recent evidence suggests that much of the world has entered a period of low volatility in the financial… more

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    How many women are in the 1%?

    In the debate about top incomes, one aspect has been strikingly… more

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    Why does inequality grow?

    Income inequality has increased worldwide in recent years. This column discusses the role of… more