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World’s 26 richest people own as much as poorest 50%, says Oxfam (and more). Billionaires are storing hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of art on superyachts. The habits of the wealthiest mirror the supposed “pathologies” of the poor — but while those in poverty are called lazy, the rich are dubbed bon vivants. “We’re all passengers in a billionaire hijacking”: Richard Feloni interviews Anand Giridharadas, author of Winners Take All.

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