Wealth inequality has soared to levels not seen since the 1920s – and even the mildest efforts to address the problem are attacked.
The wealth of the superrich is tied up in complex leverage schemes and esoteric predictions about future earnings, making it much more complex and volatile than most economists recognise.
The U.S. is one of the most unequal and rigidly stratified societies in the industrialised world. Why does this not generate stronger resistance?
An astute and aggressive class traitor, who knew precisely how to rile his ex-classmates, Labour Chancellor Hugh Dalton was the Tories’ worst nightmare.
The World Bank is facilitating the displacement of people across the Global South in the name of increased GDP. A new campaign is launching to challenge this injustice.
Defenders of market liberalism have appealed to technological explanations for growing inequality in the developed world. But the real cause is political.
Forced evictions in Mogadishu lay bare a particularly violent strand of contemporary city making.
Strong statements against anti-gay legislation intensify backlash. What is needed is listening to activists and asylum reform to help queer people both 'over there' and 'over here.'
City centres are increasingly privatised and dominated by consumerism, which compromises our access to and relationship with public space.
As private renting in London becomes less secure and more unaffordable, the 'right to the city' acquires a new urgency.