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The divide

When you hear that eight of the richest men in the world have as much wealth between them as the poorest half of the world’s population, you think either the statisticians got their math wrong, or we’re at levels of inequality never before witnessed in history. Sadly, the statisticians are correct. On this show, we ask if it’s time for a truly democratic re-write of the rules? What’s standing in the way, and how do we re-think the constraints of an outdated economic order that has caused so much suffering? Ross Ashcroft is joined by Jason Hickel, anthropologist and author of The Divide: A Brief Guide to Global Inequality and its Solutions.