Thursday June 4, 2020

Inequality is not an accident

The government is set on widening the gap between the top 10 per cent of earners and the rest of us.

22nd February, 2015
Eoin Ó Broin

How unequal is our economy? How does our gap between rich and poor compare to EU and OECD counterparts? Are we following the global trend towards higher income inequality?

If you listened to some mainstream economic commentators, the answer would be: not very; about average; and definitely not.

They would have us believe that income inequality is not a policy matter of great concern. They claim that we are in line with averages in peer...

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