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In some ways, yes. In others, no.
Billionaire warns ‘we are all going to try to kill each other’ if wealth gap not closed
Democrats Warren and Sanders want more government in a high immigration context
Public outrage with the rich is turning increasingly violent
America’s have-nots have benefited from low inflation, except when it comes to medical costs.
Short answer: no.
A wealth fund could address the economic gap between rich companies and the public sector
Gini in a bottle.
His premise is that inequality is a choice societies make, not an inevitability
Economies are not delivering for most citizens because of weak competition, feeble productivity growth and tax loopholes
Data continue to show disparities in income and health insurance coverage
Influx of college graduates is not entirely harmful, according to US study
Measuring errors overstate the woes of middle-class households
Deaton review has highlighted significant problems but there are also areas of improvement
Stagnant wages, globalisation and automation are aggravating already deep disparities
American tax-deductible system of giving favours richer donors
If business leaders are serious about reforming capitalism, they need to start listening
Michael Milken invokes Margaret Thatcher as conference debates threats to capitalism
Granddaughter of company co-founder argues top executive bonuses should be halved
Rising living costs and less stable jobs could fuel political instability, OECD warns
Hedge fund founder calls for reform of capitalism to tackle ‘existential threats’
Instead we need to create more paths to success for young people
Three-quarters want their leaders to do more to safeguard security
Wealthy parents game the system but cling to the myth of the classless society
This faultline feels less fraught than rifts over race, gender and sexuality