SA inequality grows as rich take larger share - report

2017-12-14 14:57

New research has found that inequality in SA has increased, with wealth becoming ever more concentrated among the rich.

Wealth inequality may not work the way Piketty thinks

2016-08-09 08:42

There's yet more evidence that Thomas Piketty may have got it wrong on what causes global inequality.

Matthew Lester: Education lost between HR & CSI – key to addressing inequality

2015-10-12 15:59

Employers are not doing enough to explore what really makes up a true bursary initiative and they are not adequately examining B-BBEE benefits, says Matthew Lester.

Africa is not France, Mr Piketty

2015-10-08 07:36

Socialist solutions which did not even work in Europe are of little use to South Africa - we need to find our own way, says Leopold Scholtz.

Newsmaker: Thomas Piketty – capital and critics

2015-10-04 16:28

Thomas Piketty has been on the defensive for months.

Piketty blames apartheid for SA’s high inequality

2015-10-04 10:53

Renowned French economist Thomas Piketty says South Africa needs a progressive tax regime, but to implement it, greater transparency about wealth is necessary.

Lack of land reform fuels inequality in SA - Piketty

2015-10-01 17:55

Economist Thomas Piketty says a lack of large-scale, forced land redistribution in SA from the rich to the poor has fuelled one of the world’s widest income gaps.

The quest for capital

2015-09-15 17:29

Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century has attracted attention not because it crusades against inequality, but because of its central thesis that capital ‘mechanically produces arbitrary, unsustainable inequalities’, which inevitably lead the world to misery, violence and war, and will continue to do so in this century. Piketty’s critics have offered only technical objections, which Hernando de Soto says are wrong.


What Piketty found out about Russia's plunder

2017-08-14 09:35

Thomas Piketty has shown that Russia has been plundered by an oligarchy that has achieved an extraordinary wealth concentration.

EFF’s Dali Mpofu: Changing the Constitution. Tackling inequality, poverty.

2015-11-03 09:07

South Africans are fed up with the country's current economic structure and the EFF's message is beginning to resonate with the majority, maintains Dali Mpofu.

Wealth tax - the way to end inequality?

2015-10-12 08:15

Let's give some real attention to practical ways we can use the gains of the wealthy to reduce imbalances, says Mandi Smallhorne.

Rock star economist Piketty: BEE not that successful in spreading wealth

2015-10-07 11:54

Once we get past emotion, the crux is whether resources are best applied by those who accumulate them, or by those who requisition them through taxes and levies.

Piketty suggests wealth tax for SA

2015-10-04 16:09

French economist Thomas Piketty yesterday said a wealth tax and minimum wage could begin to ameliorate South Africa’s sky-high wealth gap. His book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, has recalibrated the global discussion on inequality.

Matthew Lester: Thomas Piketty’s Inequality 101 (Wealth taxes) – no easy solution

2015-10-02 16:46

One would think that inequality in SA has reduced since 1994, but according to Matthew Lester, it’s not going to go away anytime soon.

Passport woes cause economist Thomas Piketty to miss his flight to SA

2015-09-30 13:32

World famous rock-star economist Thomas Piketty missed his flight to South Africa late last night – due to insufficient pages in his passport.

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