A. B. Atkinson (Oxford) and Salvatore Morelli (Naples): Chartbook of Economic Inequality. Vidya Atal (Montclair State): The Big Mac Index and Real-Income Disparity. Marcelo Medeiros and Pedro H. G. F. Souza (IPEA): The Rich, the Affluent and the Top Incomes: A Literature Review. From Science, a special issue on the science of inequality. Mark Thoma on why economists are finally taking inequality seriously. Kate Ward on economic inequality: Can theology say something new? Eduardo Porter interviews Branko Milanovic, author of The Haves and the Have-Nots, on narrowing inequality. Communists have seized the IMF: A new paper from the IMF makes the case for quasi-socialist policies — or at least a lot more redistribution of income. Demography, growth and inequality: A generation of old people is about to change the global economy — they will not all do so in the same way. Equality and singularity: Roger Berkowitz reviews The Society of Equals by Pierre Rosanvallon. A matter of life and death: Andrew Blackman reviews The Killing Fields of Inequality by Goran Therborn. Nearly 20 percent of capital in the world’s two biggest economies is sitting idle — are we saving too much? Larry Bartels on how the U.S. is a world leader in class conflict over government spending. David Leonhardt and Kevin Quealy on how the American middle class is no longer the world’s richest (and more). Christopher Ingraham on more reasons why the U.S. is the best place to be rich. Alexander E.M. Hess, Vince Calio and Thomas C. Frohlich on countries with the widest gap between rich and poor. The world's first trillionaire could emerge within 25 years, forecasters claim, with Bill Gates widely seen as the frontrunner.

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