Friday

Mark Pennington: What is wrong with egalitarianism IN THEORY?

I have just been listening to Mark Pennington talking about his book in a podcast. I am no master of the theories of political economy so this is an amateur quick summary and aide memoire. Pennington is basically trying to … Continue reading

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Wednesday

The Pope and a ‘fair wage’ in Bangladesh

It is sad to see the Pope enter into the political and economic arena. He does not understand the issues and therefore has made wholly misguided remarks which are dangerous for the people of Bangladesh and other very poor countries. … Continue reading

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Friday

Changing the definition of poverty is putting the tanks on Labour’s lawn

Tim Montgomery on the desire of some right-wingers, including Ian Duncan Smith, to change the definition of poverty: They aren’t just trying to change the terms of the poverty debate but the whole terms of political debate. Labour present themselves … Continue reading

Posted by James Bartholomew Indexed in Politics, Poverty and inequality, Welfare benefits
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