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Luxury : how society will cope with structural unemployment and envy, hatred and class warfare

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Luxury : how society will cope with structural unemployment and envy, hatred and class warfare

1) An article published in the FT – Luxury goods face a global reckoning http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/4e1df184-0dcf-11e5-aa7b-00144feabdc0.html#ixzz3dJD9xKjW As if the luxury goods industry were not already in a fragile mood, Johann Rupert, chairman of Richemont, owner of Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels, gave it more to worry about this week. He warned of the damage it faces from growing wealth inequality, and resentment among the have-nots of those who flaunt luxury watches and jewellery.  “What keeps me awake at night is how society will cope with structural unemployment and envy, hatred and class warfare,” he told the FT Business of Luxury Summit in Monaco, discussing his fear that artificial intelligence will kill jobs. “The people with money will...

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Inequality at the Top: Why Should we Care?

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Everyone knows that inequality in the United States has risen in recent decades. And anyone who has looked at any data – or an earlier post from my Brookings colleague Gary Burtless – also knows that most of this rise is explained by the pulling away of the rich from everyone else. Whether you look at income, wealth or wages. The implications of this particular kind of inequality are quite profound. Not only for politics, policy, and political economy, but even for political philosophy. In recent history, concerns about equality have been, at heart, concerns about the poor. Even now the popular framing of inequality is very often along the lines of “the gap between rich and poor.” Egalitarian political philosophers have tended to adopt a version of...

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How Billionaires are Reshaping Politics, Philanthropy, and Society

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There are 1,645 known billionaires in the world today, including 492 in the United States. American billionaires such as Sheldon Adelson, Michael Bloomberg, Bill Gates, David and Charles Koch, Rupert Murdoch, George Soros, Tom Steyer, Peter Thiel, and Donald Trump have had a major influence on politics and society. And looking abroad, billionaires have run for office in nations such as Australia, Austria, France, Georgia, India, Italy, Russia, Thailand, and Ukraine.           Billionaires: Reflections on the Upper Crust, by Darrell M. West In his new book, Billionaires: Reflections on the Upper Crust (Brookings Institution Press, 2014), Governance Studies Vice President and Director Darrell M. West examines the growing influence of the...

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