Wednesday April 1, 2020

Inequality is the disease which is slowly killing western society

The extraordinary division of wealth in the US is just a microcosm of the western world as a whole, in which the rich get richer, and everyone else suffers the consequences, writes Tom McGurk.

28th July, 2012
What deepens the inequality crisis is the fact that the economic and political systems are so symbiotically interlinked.

Across the western world, it appears that the icons are crashing down around us. In Ireland, the family of the country's once richest man are regular attendees at the Four Courts. Meanwhile, the Celtic Tiger's movers and shakers are white-faced, sharing the courts with junkies and shop-lifters. Every morning we wake to yet more cataclysmic events in the great pantomime that is western capitalism.

The eurozone is suffering one market shock after another and, in...

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