Branko Milanovic unpacks the malaise of the US middle class and its implications for Democratic strategy towards the presidential election.
Branko Milanovic explores how the pandemic has highlighted China’s international responsibility and how such global ‘externalities’ are to be rendered accountable.
Branko Milanovic writes that the coronavirus is reminding some of the world’s privileged what it is like to experience its daily stigmas.
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.
Branko Milanovic argues that, after all the struggles to universalise the franchise, one-person one-vote is not the summit of democracy at all.
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.
For Branko Milanovic the limits of Europe are set by the inequality successive EU enlargements have enhanced.
At the heart of the crisis of trust in politics lies the corrosion of public service by the ethos of private gain. There is little doubt that the western world is going through a serious political crisis, which can be best described as a crisis of trust in its political institutions and governments. Two things […]
The historic achievement of peace within a Europe of universal norms is belied by the external instability engendered by violent and incoherent interventions. The European Union is justly admired for making war among its members impossible. This is no small achievement in a continent which was in a state of semi-permanent warfare for the past […]
Why has migration become such a big problem? Many reasons can be adduced: the war in Syria, the integration of Eastern Europe, lack of new jobs in many Western countries following the Global Financial Crisis etc. But listing individual reasons is insufficient to understand it and think what to do about it. The origin of […]
I have already written before (in a tweet) that no one who travels through Western Europe, especially in Summer, can fail to be impressed by the wealth and beauty of the continent as well as by its quality of life. The latter is less obvious in the United States (despite its higher per capita income) […]