Jason Hickel

Dr. Jason Hickel is an anthropologist at the London School of Economics who specializes in globalization, finance and democracy. Hickel serves as an adviser to /The Rules project and is the author and editor of several books and reports, including a soon-to-be published book entitled The Divide: A Brief Guide to Inequality and its Solutions. Follow him on Twitter: @jasonhickel

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Sunday, March 26, 2017
Gates Foundation's Rose-Colored World View Not Supported by Evidence
The annual public letter from Bill and Melinda Gates has become a much-celebrated event in the global development calendar. But lost in the excitement around this year’s letter is the fact that it uses 6,000 words to paint a picture that is so selective in its use of facts that it amounts to little...
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Tuesday, February 03, 2015
4 Things You Probably Know About Poverty That Bill and Melinda Gates Don’t
Bill and Melinda Gates just released their annual letter, " Our Big Bet for the Future ," with their thoughts on the current state of global poverty and the suite of projects they are funding to tackle it . While their hopeful tone and a good deal of what they are proposing is excellent, the story...
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Friday, August 22, 2014
Exposing the Great 'Poverty Reduction' Scandal
The received wisdom comes to us from every direction: poverty rates are declining and extreme poverty will soon be eradicated from the face of the earth. This narrative is delivered by the World Bank, the governments of rich countries, and – most importantly – the UN Millennium Development Campaign...
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Monday, April 15, 2013
The Truth About Extreme Global Inequality
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Friday, December 16, 2011
How to Occupy the World
The leading tagline of the Occupy Wall Street movement reads: “Protest for World Revolution.” This is an ambitious claim, to be sure. And in most respects it seems to ring quite true: the movement has successfully taken root not only in cities and towns throughout the United States but also in major urban centers around the world. On October 15, Occupy Wall Street’s success inspired a broad wave of coordinated occupations across Europe. I was a founding participant in the one that began in London.
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