Posts Tagged ‘envy’

The politics of greed

Written By: - Date published: 7:15 am, July 15th, 2011 - 83 comments

In response to Labour’s tax proposals the Right is trotting out their favourite mindless catch phrase – “the politics of envy”.  Should the Left fight fire with fire, and get stuck in to “the politics of greed”?

Inequality Aspiration Envy

Written By: - Date published: 11:04 am, May 19th, 2010 - 70 comments

Inequality is terribly damaging to society. National want to increase inequality by transferring wealth from the poor to the rich. They argue that this provides “incentives” for the vast majority of the rest of us to “get ahead”. But this aspirational argument is both incoherent and absurd.

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