Why do people think inequality is worse than poverty?

The JRF's public consultation revealed a strong sense of unease about some of the changes shaping British society. This Viewpoint continues the discussion about modern ‘socialevils’ on the theme of ‘inequality’. Jeremy Seabrook argues that, in the face of extraordinary imbalances in society, the myth that accumulating wealth is the supreme human purpose needs to be replaced before any improvement will occur.

Author: 
Jeremy Seabrook
Publisher: 
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Published: 
2008
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