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Housing wealth soars while productivity lags

A century ago, the roaring ’20s were a time of hedonistic excess. After the horror of World War I, people wanted to rebuild, but also to forget. Wealth increased, and so did prices.

While we like to think we are smarter, or at least more knowledgeable than 100 years ago, there are worrying similarities between the two periods. If anything, the excesses this time around are much greater.

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Will the UK impose a wealth tax to pay for Covid-19?

The fact that chatter about a wealth tax is increasing to the point where it could become reality in the UK should not be a surprise. But it would be a very odd thing for a Conservative government to be the one to actually implement it.

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Rich-Poor Gap ‘Becoming More Extreme’ Globally

The rising difference between the rich and the poor is the second most quoted trend for next year in a list compiled by the World Economic Forum (WEF), which surveyed experts from all areas of the globe.

The overall results of a survey of 1,500 global experts show rising social tensions in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) on top of the list of worries, followed by widening income disparities.

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