1) Income inequality; 2) Politics; 3) History; 4) Soccer. Author of Global inequality: A new approach for the age of globalization
I actually do agree with Macron's approach to the EU enlargement but it is still weird that he is basically taking the Balkans as a hostage to his plan to "deepen" the union among the 27/28.
The best and the worst of "C,A" (according to some opinions) @DerechoEspana
The truth of immigration in Europe (and this is about *Denmark!* and an *American!*) & phantasy of people who argue (on paper) that immigration should be almost free (while it is a political non-starter).
"When I was in my 20s, I was warned to not subscribe to cable TV b/c it would destroy my social life. As a result, I recall going on dates just b/c there was no good TV to watch. That would never happen now".. Why young people are having less sex via @qz
From workers to capitalists in less than two generations: Chinese urban elite transformation between 1988 and 2013
Highly recommended book by Ho-fung Hung globalinequality: The social and geopolitical origins of China’s ris...
Some stunning results for Spain, based on the just-published @lisdata harmonized survey data. Ten years after the crisis, real median income is the same as in 2007, bottom 40% lost in real terms, income of the top 1% went up by 21%.
Many policies that 20y ago were thought great (and the World Bank promoted them all) are now seen as failures: 1. Complex financial instruments 2. Student loans 3. Private pensions 4. Fast privatization 5. Privatization of infrastructure & water 6. Cutting basic food subsidies
"Poland's leader says if 'no' side wins, Greece must leave eurozone". This from PM of a country which in 1991 got 60% of its debt forgiven.
Probably less than 1% of people in the world own shares, but 2/3 of Nobel Prize winners in econ are about stock market behavior.