In 2011, while working as a City trader, Gary Stevenson joined the ultra rich with a single bonus cheque. Not long after he was named one of Citibank’s highest performing traders worldwide. Stevenson made millions for his employer by betting on one thing: that the British and American economies would fail to recover from the global financial crisis, that inequality would only get worse and living standards would stagnate. That made him rich, but miserable. Which is why Gary would later leave his job to campaign on inequality. In this interview he discusses his personal story – from studying at the LSE to the working culture of one of the world’s biggest banks – to what the economics of the 2020s will look like, and how the plan is to destroy the middle class.