Inequality

Should we compare pay slips? The inequality of earnings

25 April 2017 10:03

The most open of folk, who spill saucy secrets about themselves, clam up when asked how much they earn. Revealing…

Liberal ideology created Donald Trump

8 November 2016 8:45

Dear Democrat voters, You are probably the most influential and powerful segment of the human race today. In terms of…

Thanks to Brexit, New Yorkers discovered ‘the inequality thing’

19 July 2016 12:14

A few days before the vote on Brexit, a crowd of Democratic Party grandees gathered in one of Manhattan’s toniest…

Children or a pension? The true cost to women who put their financial needs on hold

22 April 2016 10:24

More women than ever face old age in poverty after a report this week revealed that they were sacrificing their…

Social inequality is a problem, but universities can’t solve it alone

2 February 2016 15:39

In 1962 I made the leap of a lifetime – from a severely cash-limited working-class household in Hackney (my father…

Official: income inequality has fallen under David Cameron.  

25 June 2015 16:40

“Inequality has gotten much worse in the United Kingdom,” declared the Nobel laureate Joe Stiglitz when he was on Andrew…

Ed Miliband returns to the Commons as Osborne announces £3bn of more cuts

4 June 2015 13:53

Ed Miliband has wasted little time in returning to speaking duties in the House of Commons. George Osborne came to…

Cautious Miliband doesn’t want to talk about borrowing

20 April 2015 20:57

Labour is proposing to balance the current not the overall budget. This is presumably because they think that borrowing to…

Boris is right – Britain does need rich people. And plenty of them

28 November 2014 9:29

Boris Johnson is about the only politician in Britain to stand up for the rich, pointing out that while they…

Despite its problems, the United States of America is still the best. Thing. Ever

27 November 2014 14:29

There are not that many things I find more irritating than Europeans getting on their high horses about America and…

How the Rich Get Richer – my Channel 4 documentary

16 November 2014 10:50

(Update: you can now watch the documentary online here) Inequality is rising up the political agenda right now, but the…

Overpaid, underworked, ineffectual – the myth of the NHS doctor

5 November 2014 8:15

GPs enjoy the salary of bankers, regularly pulling in £100,000 for a five-day week, with no on-call or weekend duties…

Four (more) reasons to loathe Oxford

3 November 2014 8:07

Nick Cohen observed in a recent Spectator: ‘The graduates of Oxford’s Politics, Philosophy and Economics course form the largest single…

Did the pope say ‘inequality is the root of all social evil’?

30 April 2014 10:52

The following blog from a Catholic commentator about the Pope’s controversial tweet suggesting that “inequality is the root of social…

Meritocracy doesn’t work. It’s in the Left’s interest to recognise this

30 January 2014 14:15

At the end of Coming Apart Charles Murray mentions, rather enigmatically, that our assumptions about society will soon be blown…

Margaret Thatcher in six graphs

10 April 2013 12:58

With the debate swirling about Margaret Thatcher’s legacy and her government’s record, it’s worth taking a look at what the…

The green consensus in action

3 June 2011 16:41

A couple of days ago, I wrote about the deleterious effects of political consensus on energy policy. A good example…

Why we shouldn’t confuse poverty with inequality

2 April 2010 16:01

The power of ideas is vastly underrated in British politics. It has become fashionable to dismiss them as “ideology” and…

The Tories provide the only route away from educational inequality

7 October 2009 12:47

The level of educational inequality in this country is appalling. I have heard the numbers that Michael Gove listed off…