John Egan, CEO of L’ Atelier BNP Paribas

Credit : Joe Joyce
Credit : Joe Joyce
Credit : Joe Joyce

The COVID-19 lockdown has been hard for everyone, but the ones that have suffered most have been those with lower earnings, few savings, and smaller houses. Even as shelter-in-place rules slowly lift and people prepare to slowly return to something approaching ‘normal’, it’s still the ones at the top of society who stand to reap the most benefits.

However, these are not new issues. Persistent inequality has been an enduring feature of our society, and it’s steadily become harder for individuals to provide for themselves and their family while building generational wealth.

In today’s blog, I’ll explore the role that the virtual economy can have in addressing the institutional failures that have led to stalled social mobility, lasting inequity, and a persistent generational wealth gap. …


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