Adapted from John Naughton, The Observer, 4/8/2019:

Liberal democracies are disfigured by unacceptable levels of inequality. Technology didn’t create this inequality, but enables the forces that are now reshaping our world in ways that are only just beginning

The forces at work are globalisation, neoliberal economics, sociopathic corporations, global tax-avoidance, automation, political disruption, platform power.