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Tuesday, 10 December, 2013
The release of the latest Estate Gazette’s Rich List makes for sobering reading. While living standards for the majority fall, last year...
Wednesday, 4 December, 2013
Tomorrow George Osborne will give his Autumn Statement. The temptation will be to boast of a growing economy, and a vindication of his programme of...
Friday, 29 November, 2013
As intended, Boris Johnson’s ideological celebration of inequality has got lots of people talking, some of them with more expertise than others....
Monday, 25 November, 2013
OECD research published last Thursday lays bare the surge in antidepressant consumption across the rich world over the past decade. ...
Monday, 25 November, 2013
On Saturday The Equality Trust held its first 'Inequality Today' event. The event included some fantastic insights into the state of inequality in...
Thursday, 21 November, 2013
There is one economist regularly mentioned by those calling for lower rates of tax for the super-rich, and that is Art Laffer. Laffer argued that...
Tuesday, 19 November, 2013
The ONS will shortly publish its Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE)for 2013 – an account of the distribution and make-up of earnings and...
Wednesday, 13 November, 2013
John Major’s comments on Monday, criticising the UK for a lack of social mobility, sparked numerous comments on the failure of our non-selective...
Friday, 8 November, 2013
The need to tackle low incomes is becoming increasingly clear to politicians of all stripes. One popular proposal to address this is to...
Tuesday, 5 November, 2013
Recently I argued that poverty should be seen as a product of inequality because we live in a finite world where income and wealth is...

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