Tuesday June 2, 2020

Inequality is not a left issue

Our economy produces more inequality than any other wealthy country

21st June, 2015

The last ten mentions of inequality in the Oireachtas were all by members on the left, from Sinn Féin and the left independents.

In the US, Republicans Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio are championing the fight against inequality, as are the “red Tories” in Britain. It is the cutting-edge topic in policy debate internationally, and often non-partisan.

Here, though, it is in danger of being reduced to sloganeering, commandeered by the...

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