Patrick Bond: Can World’s Worst Case of Inequality be Fixed by Pikettian Posturing?

Entering South Africa this week, stage left, is the celebrated economist Thomas Piketty, whose ideas are already much used and abused

Patrick Bond: UN Millennium Development Goals replaced by new ‘distraction gimmicks’

The annual UN heads-of-state summits reconfirms inappropriate targets, processes and evaluation systems

Patrick Bond: South Africa’s Deal with the Devil, Revisited

New controversy emerges over Mandela’s ‘Faustian Pact’ with world capital

Patrick Bond: Resource-Cursed South Africa Suffers More Mining Massacres

From Marikana to mineral price crash and jobs meltdown

Patrick Bond: Gaming, Naming and Shaming ‘Licit Financial Flows’

Retreat of foreign investment from Africa means less looting

Patrick Bond: ‘World Political Economy’ Meets South Africa’s Many Marxisms

The time has not been more ripe for a Marxist regroupment here and globally for at least a quarter century

Patrick Bond: Avaaz’s Climate Vanity

Upward gazing can be politically blinding

Patrick Bond: South African xenophobia requires root-cause critique and strategic resistance

Political symbols in South Africa are here today, gone tomorrow, but oppressive political economy endures

Patrick Bond: Mandela Led Fight Against Apartheid, But Not Against Extreme Inequality

Our wealth redistribution was the second worst of major countries after Brazil, and now is much, much, much worse, is the worst major country in the world

Patrick Bond: Will a “climate movement across the movements” produce Seattle-style shutdowns or a Paris cul de sac?

“…we need to give people hope that there is a purpose to the mobilisation”

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