Never Mind the Gap: Why we shouldn't worry about inequality

Our new report, Never Mind the Gap: Why we shouldn't worry about inequality, argues that the discussion around inequality in the UK has been defined by an array of myths and misconceptions.

The big risk of our continued focus on inequality is that we lose sight of improving living standards generally and for the poorest in particular.

 

Read the full report here

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By Kristian Niemietz, 26th May 2016 ( comments)

I’ve got an idea for an alternative history novel, an alternate timeline in which the fall of the Berlin Wall never happens. The alternative-historical backdrop looks, roughly, like this:

East Germany, spring 1989. The socialist regime is in meltdown. A group of radical reformers rises to the top; people who see the GDR's flaws, but who also believe that socialism can be reformed from within. They come up with a radical plan for democratisation. The much-hated Stasi is dismantled. Freedom of speech, freedom of the press and freedom of assembly are introduced. Border controls are relaxed. During this reform period, the GDR becomes a magnet for democratic socialists and communists from abroad.

But the honeymoon does not last long...

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