Economic prosperity is why we need to talk about poverty

Social inequality is getting worse as the economy grows – the only solution is to tax the rich harder

22nd September, 2019

There are many reasons for resenting Brexit, not least because it prevents anything else from receiving attention. The time has come to reclaim Irish politics, and forbid the government from using Brexit as a convenient excuse to sweep many pressing issues under the carpet, starting with the rampant inequality and social injustice in all aspects of our society.

Whenever inequality is mentioned, government officials respond by saying that the Irish economy is going strong. That...

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