It’s familiar news by now. Oxfam’s figures have gone viral: the richest 1% now have more wealth than the rest of the world’s population combined. Global inequality is worse than at any time since the 19th century.For most people, this is all they know about global inequality. But Oxfam’s wealth figures don’t quite tell the […]
Panama Papers: Debate with Yanis Varoufakis This program is worth watching from start to finish, but I wanted to call attention to Yanis Varoufakis’ response to the potential dangers of a Brexit. I think he’s spot on.
real transparency would make everyone’s tax return a public document. The social shock would be seismic. At first people would feel as naked as if their clothes were stripped off in front of neighbours and work colleagues. Why else was Cameron so shy about revealing the scale of his wealth? He had done nothing unusual […]
the leak signaled something else that was a big deal but went unheralded: The official WikiLeaks-ization of mainstream journalism; the next step in the tentative merger between the Fourth Estate, with its relatively restrained conventional journalists, and the Fifth Estate, with the push-the-limits ethos of its blogger, hacker and journo-activist cohort, in the era of gargantuan […]