Mark Littlewood comments on the Mail Online

Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs has commented on the Mail Online on the story that Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and Warren Buffett are richer than half the US population.

In the article Mark argues that this apparent fixation with inequality distracts from what should be the real priority for politicians: how to improve the living standards of the poorest in society. The circumstances and spending power of the poor are far more important than reducing ratios between the super-rich and the rich. There are unfortunately still millions of impoverished people. Rather than focusing on the wealth of the top one per cent, we should be promoting policies such as free trade and open markets that have lifted so many out of poverty already.

Read the full article here.