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Even plutocrats can see profound inequality isn’t in their interests

theguardian.com — Not so long ago, inequality was a dirty word. The experience of my friend Branko Milanovic, the world's foremost expert on global income inequality, was typical. "I was once told by the head of a prestigious thinktank in Washington DC that the thinktank's board was unlikely to fund any work that had income or wealth inequality in its title," Milanovic recalled in his 2011 book on the subject.

State of the Union: the ‘yes we can’ president is back

prospectmagazine.co.uk — by James Bone / January 21, 2015 / Leave a comment There are two distinct advantages to being a "lame duck" president who is entering the final two years of his second term. The first is, by definition, that you no longer need to get re-elected so you can do what you want.

Charlie Hebdo attacks: time for Islam to reform

prospectmagazine.co.uk — by Usama Hasan / January 9, 2015 / Leave a comment Islam, like other major world religions and philosophies, has been a major contributor to civilising the world for the past 14 centuries.

Big question: should the west stop blaming itself for Islamist terror attacks?

prospectmagazine.co.uk — by Prospect Team / January 9, 2015 / Leave a comment Each week we ask a panel of experts, and our readers, to come up with answers to the questions dominating the headlines. On 7th January, a tragic shooting at the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo killed 12 people-10 journalists and two police officers.

After Charlie Hebdo: Muslims in France

prospectmagazine.co.uk — by Erik Bleich / January 8, 2015 / Leave a comment Chérif Kouachi, 32, Saïd Kouachi, 34, Hamyd Mourad, 18. These names were unknown days ago, but will now be remembered by the world as the suspected perpetrators of the Charlie Hebdo slaughter. Except that a year from now you won't remember these names.

Uma nação bilíngue à moda canadense

extra.globo.com — TORONTO - Conforme os EUA se preparam para travar uma batalha política sobre a imigração no ano que vem, um dos pontos que ganha força no debate é o medo de que os norte-americanos anglófonos sejam superados, cultural e linguisticamente, pelos recém-chegados, a maioria falante do espanhol.

Lunch with the FT: Mario Cuomo

ft.com — Mario Cuomo knew exactly where he wanted to have lunch with the FT - Piano Due, a restaurant a few steps from his law office. When I arrive, from the moment my coat is reverentially checked, it is apparent that the former New York state governor is

Metade dos municípios brasileiros não terão verbas para o saneamento a partir de janeiro

extra.globo.com — RIO E NAZÁRIA (PI) - A partir de 1º de janeiro, pelo menos metade das cidades brasileiras não poderá mais receber dinheiro federal para investir em saneamento básico.

Putin’s populist bluster belies the loneliness of the cynic

ft.com — In our sanitised, public relations-conscious age, Vladimir Putin's chauvinistic bluster has been bizarrely compelling. For a while, that unaccustomed spectacle concealed the profound brittleness of his regime, at least from some. Now the cracks are

Bilingual Nationhood, Canadian-Style

nytimes.com — TORONTO - AS the United States gears up for a political brawl over immigration next year, one of the concerns shaping the debate will be the fear that English-speaking Americans will be culturally and linguistically overwhelmed by newcomers, many of them Spanish-speaking.
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