from The Great Debate:

Germany can take that smug look off its face

April 1, 2016

A homeless man sleeps amongst his possessions inside a bus stop at Berlin's Kreuzberg district, April 8, 2014. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch (GERMANY - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY)

A homeless man sleeps among his possessions inside a bus stop at Berlin's Kreuzberg district, April 8, 2014. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

from Breakingviews:

Cox: The social costs of financial returns

By Rob Cox
March 24, 2016

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own. 

from The Great Debate:

If the answer is $2.3 trillion, can you guess the question?

December 3, 2015

Homeless gets ready to spend the night on a sidewalk two blocks from the White House in Washington, DC, in this December 15, 2009 file photograph. In 2007, when the world was on the brink of financial crisis, U.S. income inequality hit its highest mark since 1928, just before the Great Depression.  Economists are only beginning to study the parallels between the 1920s and the most recent decade to try to understand why both periods ended in financial disaster. Photo taken December 15, 2009. To match Special Report USA-ECONOMY/INEQUALITY.     REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang/Files     (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY) - RTXTQRA

Homeless gets ready to spend the night on a sidewalk two blocks from the White House in Washington, DC, in this December 15, 2009 file photograph. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang

from Breakingviews:

The Exchange podcast: Joseph Stiglitz says Clinton and Sanders are ‘right on’

By Rob Cox
November 20, 2015

The Nobel Prize winner and former World Bank chief economist believes both U.S. Democratic presidential contenders Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are “right on” when it comes to the issue of income inequality. In a wide-ranging discussion he concedes that some Republicans get the problem, too.

from The Great Debate:

Pope-onomics: Francis’ keys to a better economy – and world

September 23, 2015

Pope Francis waves as he arrives to lead his Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican

Pope Francis arrives to lead his Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican, September 2, 2015. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

from The Great Debate:

Why the Democratic nomination race won’t be a Clinton coronation

July 14, 2015

Former Senator James Webb (D-VA) holds up a union card as he addresses the International Association of Firefighters delegates at IAFF Presidential Forum

Former Senator James Webb holds up a union card as he addresses the International Association of Firefighters delegates at IAFF Presidential Forum in Washington, March 10, 2015. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

from Breakingviews:

Review: Inequality part deux is a better start

June 12, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from The Great Debate:

Hillary Clinton and the urban rebellion

April 30, 2015

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton delivers keynote address at the 18th Annual David N. Dinkins Leadership and Public Policy Forum at Columbia University in New York

Hillary Clinton delivers the keynote address at the 18th Annual David N. Dinkins Leadership and Public Policy Forum at Columbia University in New York, April 29, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

from The Great Debate:

Cinderella’s new moral: Be rich or be a pumpkin

March 26, 2015

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Lily James is Cinderella. REUTERS/Disney/Jonathan Olley/Handout

Once upon a time, during a brief egalitarian period in postwar America, people of different classes did not live in separate worlds. The promise of mobility and prosperity was alive throughout the land. In 1950, Walt Disney Productions was saved from bankruptcy with its smash hit Cinderella, which audiences cheered at a time when the future looked bright and it was still possible for the dream of marrying up to come true.

from Edward Hadas:

UK voters deserve some dreamers

March 2, 2015

By Edward Hadas

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.