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Any Hope Of American Equality Died In The 1980s (And Here's Proof)

That growing divide between the rich and you? It's not just in your mind, and it's certainly not just a couple years in the making.<p>Actually, the average incomes of the top 1 percent of Americans have grown steadily over the last century or so, especially when compared to the flat-lining incomes for …

Inequality And The Left • Social Europe

Simon Wren-Lewis<p>In the debate over inequality and priorities set off by Ezra Klein’s article, Kathleen Geier writes (HT MT) “the policy fixes for …

Nelson Mandela's Political Legacy • Social Europe

Nelson Mandela<p>This evening has brought very sad news. The former South African President – and one of the most respected and inspirational political …

A neo-Nazi wins

THE convincing victory of Marián Kotleba (pictured), a 36-year-old Slovak who became notorious for his praise of the Slovak collaborationist …

East African governments turn on vibrant media in bid to stem criticism

Kenya and Tanzania are among several countries in the region who are introducing laws to curb press freedom<p>In Kenya, one of Africa's bastions of democracy, a new bill threatens to impose stiff penalties on journalists for articles deemed harmful by the government. In neighbouring Tanzania, which …

A Keynes for all seasons

IN THE years since the publication in 1936 of "The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money", John Maynard Keynes’s name has been …

Smoking, unsafe sex and alcohol 'pose growing threat in poorer countries'

Risky behaviour – smoking, illegal drug use, excessive drinking, unhealthy eating and unsafe sex – is on the rise worldwide and poses a growing threat to health, particularly in poorer countries, according to a World Bank report.<p>Smoking exacts a particularly high toll. Nearly 80% of the 6.3m deaths …

Putting Education First • Social Europe

Gordon Brown<p>For far too long, the cause of universal education has taken a back seat to other great international movements for change. Now, for two …

Debates

Representing the sides<p>Moderator<p>Lena Schipper, The Economist<p>Lena Schipper is Seoul bureau chief for <i>The Economist</i>. Previous to this role she worked as …

Human Rights

HIV and Aids: record numbers in poorer countries receive treatment

Record numbers of people living in low- and middle-income countries are receiving antiretroviral treatment, and HIV infection rates among children have fallen sharply, the UN has said.<p>But UNAids, the joint UN programme on HIV and Aids, said there were worrying signs that some countries were not on …

Fame and friendship: Beckham, Neville and co shine in new documentary

Who knew? It is difficult to imagine a feature-length film charting the rise of six Manchester United footballers from FA Youth Cup to Champions League winners being so laugh-out-loud funny. The Class of 92 is no comedy but it expertly and easily aces the six-guffaw test by which such movies stand …

Ban Ki-moon: why partnerships are key to fulfilling millennium goals

Ahead of the Activate New York Summit 2013 next week where the United Nations Development Group are a supporting partner, Ban Ki-moon, secretary general of the United Nations, spoke to us about the post-2015 development agenda and the power of partnerships to address complex challenges at a global …