Inequality slot: Wealth concentration and inequality in China are much worse than we thought, according to Thomas Piketty & friends, using new data sources.
Branko Milanovic in the new Guardian inequality website on why we should care about inequality, and what is likely to happen next
The arguments over US aid are escalating – 43 US senators signed an open letter calling for protection of foreign aid budget. The Brookings Institution (a think tank) summed up the impact of President Trump’s first 100 days on Africa: Security is number 1; bad news on family planning; 13% aid cut (100% in CAR, Sierra Leone and Niger)
Nice Helvetas report (blog + voxpops) on my recent book launch at the wonderful ETH building in Zurich
Could insurance companies be about to stop insuring fossil fuel projects, with massive consequences?
I saw ‘Citizen Jane: The Battle for the City’ at the weekend. Brilliant documentary on the life of Jane Jacobs – a great systems thinker. Catch it if you can. Going to have to reread The Death and Life of Great American Cities