The G7 is meeting in Brussels for its annual summit. Initially Russia planned to host the conference, but G7 leaders excluded Russia's participation over the crisis in Ukraine. In addition to the situation in the Ukraine, the agenda will feature conversations on debt restructuring, development and global financial stability.
The rich get richer and everybody else suffers. The tax code must be radically revised so the top 1% pay the same tax as their secretaries. If capital were taxed at the same rate as labor, we'd have hundreds of billions more in the treasury. Prof. Piketty7 explains that the rigged system has continued for centuries.