It’s great when they have the same idea at the same time. Here’s The Onion:
At a press conference Tuesday, the World Heritage Committee officially recognized the Gap Between Rich and Poor as the “Eighth Wonder of the World,” describing the global wealth divide as the “most colossal and enduring of mankind’s creations.”… The vast chasm of wealth, which stretches across most of the inhabited world, attracts millions of stunned observers each year, many of whom have found its immensity too overwhelming even to contemplate. By far the largest man-made structure on Earth…
And here’s The Economist:
But if positional goods are taking a larger share of people’s salaries, then relative income does matter and so do income disparities between rich and poor. Positional goods do not affect material welfare, as do poor schools or substandard housing. But they do affect people’s quality of life and well-being. That leads to a second reason for worrying about inequality: its physiological and physical consequences.
In fact, The Economist has a huge section on inequality at the moment, nicely timed to coincide with Davos.