Comment & Opinion - Columnists Archives

15 January 2019
GP Columnist Cornelius Adebahr on India's embrace of the loosening of Western dominance. With political commentators in Europe busy stressing the critical…
07 January 2019
Branko Milanovic reflects on Marx's contributions to the study of inequality.   Yesterday I had a conversation about my work, about how and why I started studying inequality…
03 January 2019
Is capitalism on the brink of joining the dustbin of history? And what would a post-capitalist society and a sustainable economy look like? Since the onset of the Industrial…
18 December 2018
Branko Milanovic provides his thoughts on France's recent woes.   Because I am suffering from insomnia (due to the jetlag) I decided to write down, in the middle of the night…
10 December 2018
Climate change appeared on the ballot in numerous states during the 2018 midterm elections, an indication of the growing concern among average citizens about the catastrophic…
06 December 2018
This is the question that I am often asked and will be asked in two days. So I decided to write my answers down.   The argument why inequality should not matter is…
27 November 2018
Branko Milanovic explores 'globalist' authors.    When you read VS Naipaul for the first time, it is like when you have tasted ice for the first time (to use another of…
23 November 2018
The US midterm elections of November 6, 2018, produced a divided Congress and essentially reaffirmed the existence of two nations in one country. But they also revealed, once…
20 November 2018
Branko Milanovic on the delusions at the heart of Adam Smith's writings.  It is this deception which rouses and keeps in continual motion the industry of mankind. It is…
19 November 2018
Climate change is the greatest existential crisis facing humanity today. Capitalist industrialization has led us to the edge of the precipice, and avoiding the end of civilization…