Donald Sutherland stars as President Snow in ‘The Hunger Games’ series, which is set in a dystopian future where teenagers are forced to fight each other for the entertainment of the wealthy minority. Photo: Murray Close/Lionsgate/MCT

‘Tech tax’ needed to stop world becoming a dystopia, warns top economist

  • ‘Five companies are worth US$3.5 trillion ... because of network externalities and information monopolies,’ and need efficient taxation, says Jeffrey Sachs
  • Large tech companies are dramatically shifting the income distribution worldwide from labour to intellectual property, he warns
Topic |   Artificial intelligence

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Donald Sutherland stars as President Snow in ‘The Hunger Games’ series, which is set in a dystopian future where teenagers are forced to fight each other for the entertainment of the wealthy minority. Photo: Murray Close/Lionsgate/MCT
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