On 1 April in Berlin in our series of talks entitled “Economics beyond the Swabian hausfrau” Branko Milanović discussed the evolution in global income inequality and its political implications; in particular, the rise of the middle class in Asia, income stagnation of the rich countries’ middle classes, with special emphasis on the current European situation, migration as part of globalization, and the emergence of global plutocracy (global top 1 percent).
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Ashoka Mody is spot on. The ECB has no new options to help Italy, it is now a question of financial policy. The Euro is fundamentally flawed. Italy’s conflict has become a question of democracy. […]
On #NovaraFM, James Butler is joined by Guardian columnist, writer and environmental campaigner George Monbiot to discuss the launch of Extinction Rebellion. What can be done about climate change? Does technology have the answers? Are […]