New data on inequality show probably the greatest reshuffling of world incomes since the industrial revolution, Branko Milanovic writes.
Does the United Nations still exist?
Branko Milanovic charts the fall and fall of the organisation tasked with preserving world peace.
China to the rescue?
Who could soften the apocalyptic effects of the war in Ukraine on the global south? China could, says Branko Milanovic.
Seizing the assets of Russian oligarchs
The episode has proved, Branko Milanovic writes, that Russia is not ruled by a few rich men but by a single autocrat.
The beginning of a new globalisation
This time, Branko Milanovic writes, it is labour—not capital—which will be globalised.
The Summit for Democracy—a wrong idea (for the world)
Branko Milanovic contends that last week’s US-convened Summit for Democracy could only exacerbate geopolitical divides.
Can Xi Jinping defeat three stubborn modern inequalities?
Branko Milanovic argues that ‘socialism with Chinese characteristics’ is replicating United States inequalities.
Towards global progressiveness
Branko Milanovic sets out an agenda for global progressives in the 21st century.
The marginalisation of Africa
Branko Milanovic argues African countries are not powerless to influence the global economic debates that marginalise them.
A simultaneously expanding and shrinking world
Branko Milanovic warns that the post-pandemic world could see further polarisation in a now global labour market.
A time to celebrate … or worry?
Branko Milanovic worries that in the new global constellation a second cold war—with China—could be in the offing.
The first global event in the history of humankind
While some talk of ‘deglobalisation’, Branko Milanovic argues that the pandemic will push forward the globalisation of labour.
Social democracy in one corner of the world
Branko Milanovic argues that ‘stop the world, we want to get off’ is no basis for a revival of progressive politics.
Bidding for political immortality
Branko Milanovic contends that historic decisions by authoritarian leaders today will leave a legacy nigh impossible to reverse in the future.
America’s unhappy middle
Branko Milanovic unpacks the malaise of the US middle class and its implications for Democratic strategy towards the presidential election.
China’s political system and the coronavirus
Branko Milanovic explores how the pandemic has highlighted China’s international responsibility and how such global ‘externalities’ are to be rendered accountable.
A great equaliser
Branko Milanovic writes that the coronavirus is reminding some of the world’s privileged what it is like to experience its daily stigmas.
Russia’s path toward a better political capitalism
Branko Milanovic explains the possible thinking behind Vladimir Putin’s recent clouded constitutional announcements.
Branko Milanovic explains how globalisation has allowed small states to become major players and big cities to outgrow their nation-states.
Weighted voting, revolution and the applause in a concert hall
Branko Milanovic argues that, after all the struggles to universalise the franchise, one-person one-vote is not the summit of democracy at all.
This time is different
Marx once wrote of the temptation, confronted with a new historical situation, to summon up the ‘borrowed language’ of the past. He’s still right.