The OECD say inequality is bad and getting worse

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This is the start of the foreword from a new OECD book on inequality:

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But, apparently, wishing to address these issues makes you in the eyes of the political elite and those who report to them left wing, a threat to society and unelectable.

And that is the paradox at the heart of our economy. It is still economically geared to meeting the wants of a few and not the needs of many. And in the process it is designed to increase inequality on any measure you care to think of.

But God forbid anyone suggest we do anything about it or the neoliberal world as we know it might collapse.

And yes, it might. But as the OECD note, we might all be better off as a result.