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Republic of unequals

The inequality baked into contemporary US capitalism is warping America’s society and politics, explains Nobel laureate Angus Deaton. Joe Biden’s administration is bursting with inequality experts, but what chance do they really stand of fixing the problem?
Angus Deaton  

Is the UN fit for purpose?

Humanity looks to the United Nations for one thing above all else: to prevent atrocities. But it failed to stop the massacre of the Rohingya in Myanmar, just as it failed in Sri Lank, Bosnia and Rwanda.
Francis Wade  

What happened to the Arab Spring?

A decade ago, a fruit-seller in Tunisia set himself alight, and before long dictators were falling like dominoes. Only in the place where it all began has a new democracy endured—but so have many of the problems it was meant…
Layli Foroudi