Inequality today

Social mobility is stagnating in many countries, huge tech IPOs risk worsening wealth gaps, and business and political elites seem ever more detached from the masses. What are the solutions? Here’s the best of this week’s opinion and analysis.

The left behind have had a better deal in the old world

It is dangerous to make class-based generalisations about traits such as confidence

When the bull run ends, it will drag down valuations of everything considered ‘growth’

If business leaders are serious about reforming capitalism, they need to start listening

Education, socialisation and expectation all come with an inbuilt gender bias

While politics is fractured and weak, society must tackle our lamentable inequalities

More from this Series

After paying a lot for housing, Londoners have no higher incomes than the UK average

Such government programmes would raise the living standards of millions of Americans  

Tight spending policy and stagnant incomes have stoked political anger

Indonesia should beware the examples of Myanmar and Ivory Coast

Letter from Prof Roger Brown, Southampton, UK

Letter from Frieder Knüpling, Cologne, Germany

Letter from Eddie Tuvin, Washington, DC, US