THE BOTTOM LINE

IN PREVIOUS eras, top economic decision-makers considered inequality to be distinct from the main concerns of macroeconomic policy. Since the Industrial Revolution, the general view has been that...

[ZURICH] Global inequality is going to worsen unless governments do more to ensure those most affected by rapid technological change aren't just cast aside and forgotten, according to the World...

IN the boardrooms of Singapore, corporate governance has a distinctly Anglo-American flavour. The purpose of a firm's existence is to make money for its owners.

THE BOTTOM LINE

TO THE question of who created today's economic inequality, there is now a new and intriguing answer: the Internet. It has apparently turned millions among us into workaholics, lugging around our...

EUROPE'S political forces are divided between those who regard the European Union as promoting unfair, inefficient neoliberal economic policies, and those who see the bloc as key to preserving the...

THE BROAD VIEW

A RECENT article by BT journalist Marissa Lee highlighted the growing anxiety about inequality. It cited a poll by Blackbox Research, which found that seven in 10 Singaporeans believe income...

IN 2015, the last time any study of its kind was published, the Finance Ministry looked at incomes of those born from 1978-1982 (aged 37-41 this year) and concluded that inter-generational income...

[WASHINGTON] US central bank chief Jerome Powell on Friday issued a plea for "sound public policies" to help more Americans reach and remain in the declining middle class.

EDITORIAL

GIVEN the long-running, wide-ranging discussions on inequality that swept Singapore last year, one might initially have been surprised at the topic's absence from this year's Budget...

SINGAPORE BUDGET 2019: COMMENTARY

WHILE the details may have been far more nuanced, the big picture ideas behind Budget 2019 have been well-flagged.