New Book: Inequality, Boom, and Bust – From Billionaire Capitalism to Equality and Full Employment

By Howard J. & Paul D. Sherman, From Routledge: There is enormous inequality between the income and wealth of the richest 1 percent and all other Americans. While the top 1 percent own 42 percent of all wealth in America, the lower half on the income ladder has only 2 percent of all of the … More New Book: Inequality, Boom, and Bust – From Billionaire Capitalism to Equality and Full Employment

New Book: Extracting Profit – Imperialism, Neoliberalism and the New Scramble for Africa

by Lee Wengraf. From Haymarket Books: A piercing historical explanation of poverty and inequality in African societies today and the social impact of resource-driven growth, Extracting Profit explains why Africa, in the first decade and a half of the twenty-first century, has undergone an economic boom. Rising global prices in oil and minerals have produced a scramble … More New Book: Extracting Profit – Imperialism, Neoliberalism and the New Scramble for Africa

2018 Conference on The Global Knowledge of Economic Inequality: The Measurement of Income and Wealth Distribution since 1945

German Historical Institute London Date: 15-17 November 2018 Closing date: 28 February 2018 Economic inequality has become one of the most contentious political topics of our time, and statistics on income and wealth disparities have come to play an increasingly important role in modern political culture, influencing public debates about distributional questions, societal self-descriptions and … More 2018 Conference on The Global Knowledge of Economic Inequality: The Measurement of Income and Wealth Distribution since 1945

The elephant in the world

Originally posted on occasional links & commentary:
One of the most important stories I read, but did not write about, while I was away was the launch of the World Inequality Report 2018.* The authors of the report confirm what Branko Milanovic and others had previously discovered: that a representation of the unequal gains in world economic…