The soaring cost of housing has helped make capital ownership more profitable than work.
Wealth inequality is no 21st-century phenomenon. But it was decisively shaped by public policy during the last 100 years as economies emerged from war and redesigned the structures for life.
Independent brewer joins the long list of small counter-culture firms that sold us revolution and walked away wealthy.
A refugee protests at a camp in Greece in early February.
The plan is part of a wider trend to outsource and offshore immigration controls.
Thomas Piketty has demonstrated how inequality can be – and has been over time – fundamentally destructive of sustained economic growth.
The crisis confronting neoliberal capitalism suggests that its internal contradictions are now undermining its very foundations. What can we expect from a post-neoliberal world?
In work poverty is a sign the icy tide of capitalism is now lapping at our ankles in the global north.
Still marching …
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You may not be free but buying lots of stuff can create the illusion that you are.
The system is rigged for a small minority to profit, but are we brave enough to deploy the solutions that would work?
Rock and roll.
George Kerevan, Stephen Boyd and Katherine Trebeck see a world where employees are treated like just-in-time inventory.
At one time, Bibles and Sears catalogs were printed here. Now, this building is known as the Lakeside Technology Center, one of the largest data centers in the world.
Data centers are taking over the factories where workers once processed checks, baked bread and printed Bibles. What will the rise of the information-based economy mean for American cities?
“I bless this business deal.”
No other nation has conjoined business success and piety quite like America has. Is Donald Trump's election a strange perversion of this tradition?
Modesty in your spending (and half an eye on the future) could make you very cheerful indeed.
The last 20 years of failure to tackle boardroom excess should prompt a more radical approach.
The South African economy just narrowly escaped a credit rating downgrade but it is not in the clear yet.
South Africa is breathing a sigh of relief after escaping a credit rating downgrade. But there are still serious concerns around structure of the country's economy and finances.
Cuba’s former President Fidel Castro Ruz (1926-2016)
All of the world’s struggling masses owe the late Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro an enormous debt for consistently and fearlessly articulating the debilitating aspect of life under under capitalism.
The US election confirmed the death of an extraordinary economic era. Now, control of the next must be wrested from the emboldened nationalists.
The ride-sharing app means different things in different countries. In Karachi and Lahore, it has highlighted economic inequalities.
A High Street store may give Theresa May the model for bolstering the role of employees in how companies are run.
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Celebrating mental health is a great opportunity to make the right changes to keep workers happy – and productive.
Present and correct.
Economics struggles to explain the explosion of gift models at the heart of our online economy.