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Power and Privilege

Today new research released by the TUC has shown that rail fares have risen twice as fast as wages since 2010.
The BBC's proposed new programme Britain's Hardest Grafter sounds like the latest (and possibly worst yet) example of a depressing trend towards serving up people in poverty as entertai
Last week Policy Exchange published a report setting out the dearth of those from ‘intermediate’ and ‘routine and manual’ occupations among the most powerful positions in contem
August is traditionally a slow news month but there's been plenty going on this week relating to inequality - some good, some bad and some ridiculous:
The richest ten per cent of households receive nearly twice the amount of government public transport subsidy as the poorest, according to a new report from the Equality Trust.
Oxfam’s report today on global inequality finds that just 62 people now have as much wealth as half the world’s population.
Putnam uses interviews with American children and adults, contrasting the generation who left high school in 1959 (when, he says, “social class was not a major constraint on opportunity”) with the current situation in which, according to Putnam, “rich Americans and poor Americans are living, lear
Business leaders in the UK like to suggest that they have a global internationalist outlook; that they know more about the world than those who disagree with them. But once you probe that knowledge, even the slightest bit, it seems British capitalism can be a little bit… parochial.
If newspaper coverage is to be believed, one of the Government’s main themes for tomorrow’s Budget is housing - helping people to get on the housing ladder and helping people pass their house on to their children.
Unions have been in the news recently, with the Trade Union Bill currently in Parliament, and the national ‘heartunions’ campaign this week.

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