Jeff Bezos is the world’s richest person, worth US$177 billion as a result of Amazon’s rising share price, according to Forbes’ latest billionaire list. Photo: TNS Jeff Bezos is the world’s richest person, worth US$177 billion as a result of Amazon’s rising share price, according to Forbes’ latest billionaire list. Photo: TNS
Jeff Bezos is the world’s richest person, worth US$177 billion as a result of Amazon’s rising share price, according to Forbes’ latest billionaire list. Photo: TNS
David Brown
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by David Brown

Governments have a chance to fix global inequality. They must seize it

  • The world has gained one new billionaire every 17 hours in the past year, yet billions are living under the poverty line
  • More progressive tax rates should be applied, so the rich can help pay for the pandemic

Jeff Bezos is the world’s richest person, worth US$177 billion as a result of Amazon’s rising share price, according to Forbes’ latest billionaire list. Photo: TNS Jeff Bezos is the world’s richest person, worth US$177 billion as a result of Amazon’s rising share price, according to Forbes’ latest billionaire list. Photo: TNS
Jeff Bezos is the world’s richest person, worth US$177 billion as a result of Amazon’s rising share price, according to Forbes’ latest billionaire list. Photo: TNS
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David Brown

David Brown

David Brown is the chief executive of New View Economics. Over a career spanning four decades in London, David held roles as chief economist in a number of international investment banks.