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28 October 2011updated 07 Sep 2021 8:19am

Web Only: best of the blogs

The five must-read blogs from today, including how inequality has soared.

By Staff Blogger and New Statesman

1. As top pay soars, the 99% are left behind

At Left Foot Forward, Will Straw summarises a series of new studies showing how inequality has soared in the last decade.

2. Capitalism is in danger

Elsewhere, ConservativeHome’s Tim Montgomerie says the right must support the creative capitalists over the crony capitalists.

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3. Cameron: reduce executive pay by appointing more women

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4. Why Ed Balls is right

The shadow chancellor has struck political gold by calling for an international financial transaction tax, argues Mark Seddon at Labour List.

5. Sorrell’s low pay omission

Finally, Paul Waugh notes Martin Sorrell’s surprising claim that his base pay of £1.5m is “very low”.