As inequality has risen the rich have found it ever easier to buy power and influence. Property developers shape our housing system; bankers and finance businesses tell us how the economy has to be; privatized corporations run formerly public services. Even schools are no longer under local democratic control. Democracy and equality are joined at the hip. The Mayor should find new ways to make sure that ordinary Londoners are included in decisions about their city and their lives.
Watch Professor Kate Pickett talking about how inequality messes us up, and messes up society, based on all the evidence in her book (with Richard Wilkinson) The Inner Level.
Read our take on how the Government's initial response to Covid 19 was rooted in their individualistic, neoliberal biases. One thing that viruses show us is that we are all human, and that we live, or die, together.
Read all the Agenda points:
• Power and democracy