ProPublica Reveals the US Is a Tax Haven

June 10, 2021

This week, ProPublica published a long, detailed article that blew the roof off two burning and intimately related questions currently in the news: wealth inequality and taxation. In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, Thomas Piketty, Branko Milanovic and numerous pundits in the media have...

Branko Milanovic: An Ideologist of Inequality

December 12, 2019

Branko Milanovic is a serious, highly-respected economist specialized in the analysis of income inequality. He is also an innovator. His book, “Global Inequality,”  has played a significant role in pushing the science of economics toward what its author calls “a new heterogeneity and...

Consulting Scandals: Holding the Accountants Accountable

July 23, 2019

International business consultancy and accounting firms have reached an unchartered phase in the business life cycle. These behemoths of commerce, often tasked with keeping both public and private sector players in check, have now grown powerful enough to pose a threat to entire countries, if not...

Davos Is Losing Its Shine

January 28, 2019

Davos is essentially a symbol of crony capitalism camouflaging as a pro-globalization voice. This year is already witnessing a profound global political instability. Britain’s confusion over the Brexit deal continues, and so do the weekend protests by the gilets jaunes, or the yellow vests, in...

Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War

September 12, 2014

Why would you join the military? Michelle Fischer had not yet reached twenty but she already knew how to find the National Guard Armory, a low-slung, modern-looking building made of red bricks with a green metal roof. It commanded a prominent seat beside the Lloyd Expressway, the main...

Whose Porn, Whose Feminism?

October 23, 2013

“Feminist porn” is not compatible with feminism. In recent years, a trend known as “feminist porn” has gained visibility. Including films and even an annual Feminist Porn Awards ceremony, an increasing number of women are embracing the idea that porn, if done right, is...