About Mark Catlin

Distorted Sentient-- Well I ain't that pretty And I'm not cool. I can be opinionated and belligerent but I'm nobody's fool. I'm smarter than I look, I can be loving and kind. Enough about me Please keep an open mind. Watching, Learning and Sharing Hertfordshire. U.K.

Opinion -The Irresponsibility of Small Nations

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Why is the UK so unequal?

Politics and Insights

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The US and UK share an ideology of ‘free-market’ fundamentalism and competitive individualism. More widely called ‘neoliberalism’ these ideas were introduced, respectively, on both sides of the Atlantic by Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher. 

Earlier this year, Angus Deaton, professor of economics at Princeton University and a Nobel laureate, launched a five-year review on the subject of inequality. Sir Angus, who is teaming up with the Institute for Fiscal Studies, with funding from the Nuffield Foundation, a charity, intends the review to be the “most comprehensive scientific analysis of inequalities yet attempted”, examining not just the gaps between the rich and poor, but also differences in health outcomes, political power and economic opportunities in British society and across the world.

It will attempt to answer which inequalities are beneficial, providing “incentives” for people to strive harder, and which should be stamped out because they are derived from luck or cronyism…

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