Thursday July 16, 2020

Oxford economist offers strategy to tackle inequality

21st June, 2015

Oxford economist Tony Atkinson urged the introduction of a ‘living wage’, a government-backed employment guarantee and a 65 per cent top marginal tax rate on the highest incomes to tackle economic inequality.

At TASC’s annual conference on Friday, he said inequality unfairly punished those who suffer bad luck and undermined economic growth and social cohesion.

“Inequality is now seen as threatening the very sustainability of the world economic system. While there seems...

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