As the rich get richer in India, many voters seem willing to overlook their everyday struggles, hoping that the trickle-down effect of a "business friendly" government will help the overall economy.
The World Economic Forum in Davos must change its ethos from 'idea sharing' to one of democratic accountability and justice.
The rich have to be taxed more and the poor need to be paid more, according to Oxfam International head of inequality policy Max Lawson.
There are about 2,000 billionaires in the world, controlling over $7.6 trillion. How does that compare to the income of an average American?
Joe Ricketts abruptly shut down DNAinfo and Gothamist after his employees voted to unionize. Is what he did legal? And how could similar events be prevented in the future?
There are some benefits to the uptick in billionaire newspaper and magazine owners, who can weather short-term losses for the sake of long-term gains. But whose interests are really being served?
If the gap between the wealth of the billionaires and that of the average residents continues to widen dramatically, there is likely to be discontent.
A handy guide to rebooting human civilisation.
According to the latest Oxfam report, the richest eight people in the world are as wealthy as the bottom 50% of the world's population. But let's scrutinise these numbers a bit more.