Of course the Russell Brand rant has got some impressive publicity in support of a revolution based on little fundamental understanding of pretty much anything. With Paxman playing the straight man well the beards are on the march.
This article looks at Gini coefficients - inequality is high and rising. This might explain why the rich in China and Russia and buying as much gold and bitcoins as they can get their digital hands on although only one of these asset classes is rising exponentially and it is not shiny.
There is talk of revolution in the air [Telegraph]
Pre-revolutionary grievances are simmering in half the world, openly in France and Italy, less openly in Russia and China