Focus on lifting people out of poverty, not the gap between the rich and the poor
Professor Len Shackleton writes for The Telegraph
Mark Littlewood writes for The Times
Mark said: “Inequality is not merely misunderstood — the trajectory certainly is to a more, not less, equal world. It is also probably not the right target. It has led to an obsession with the affluence of the wealthiest rather than a focus on the plight of the poorest. If we do care only about the size of the gap, we can take comfort from it shrinking. We would be better advised, though, to work out what medicine has led to the economic global miracle of the past few decades and prescribe more of it“.
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