Thomas Piketty

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Although François Hollande will remain France’s head of state for another five months, his announcement that he will not seek re-election as president marks his political death. File photograph: Yoan Valat/AFP/Getty Images

As he read his speech on Thursday night, the president of France looked like a convict climbing on to the scaffold. Although François Hollande will r(...)

Bernie Sanders achieved remarkable support in the Democratic primaries from young Americans convinced his social democratic message can help overcome the closing off of mobility in their society.  (Josh Haner/The New York Times)

Intergenerational relations are a key aspect of politics in the developed world. As growth slows and inequalities widen, younger generations can no lo(...)

 Helen Stokes and Chardonnay McDonagh at St Margaret’s Traveller Housing scheme in Ballymun. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A picture really is worth a thousand words. A few weeks ago The Irish Times published this photograph of a Traveller woman, aged 67, and her granddau(...)

British prime minister David Cameron: the Panama Papers revelations put pressure on him because of his late father Ian Cameron’s use of an offshore company. Photograph:  Leon Neal/Pool

World leaders gather in London on Thursday for an anti-corruption summit as the fallout from the Panama Papers revelations continues to prompt calls (...)

The names of the more than 200,000 offshore companies, including hundreds with links to Ireland, are contained in the Panama Papers published today. (...)

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Opponents of income-contingent student loans invariably argue that their introduction will result in crippling lifetime debt. Yet they don’t see home(...)

It is clearly not just the likes of Donald Trump (above) and Paul Graham who are never told they are completely wrong; the same could also be said of entire industries, from Wall Street to Silicon Valley. Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

I was reading an article about Donald Trump recently – he’s hard to avoid these days – and one line really stood out: “One of the more dangerous pleas(...)

 Conor McGregor celebrates after a first-round knockout victory over Jose Aldo in their featherweight title fight during UFC 194 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo:  Steve Marcus/Getty Images

Maybe it’s stretching things to describe Conor McGregor’s 13-second knockout of Jose Aldo as a miracle. Let’s just say that if he’d been doing this st(...)

Airlines – part of the problem: One of hundreds of “agitprop” posters, part of the “Brandalism” project, put up by activists on bus shelters in Paris.

International aviation and shipping have rightly been dubbed “the elephants in the room” at COP21, and there is now a real danger they will escape yet(...)

Smoke belches from an oil refinery at Feyzin, outside Lyon. Nineteen French cities have committed to end fossil fuel investments. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

More than 500 institutions worldwide, with assets totalling more than €3 trillion, have made some form of commitment to divest from fossil fuels, acco(...)

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