Robin Stafford says:
May 19 2019 at 10:24 am
Not surprisingly it prompted a typical response from Tom Worst(of)all – https://continentaltelegraph.com/economy/an-entirely-hilarious-letter-to-the-guardian-on-angus-deatons-inequality-inquiry-for-the-ifs/
I thought CapX was bad but the Continental Telegraph sets an equally low bar for right wing ravings.
However it does highlight an issue for those working on inequality, that the data is open to be spun or abused selectively. As a for instance, the right are fond of saying that global poverty has come down significantly whilst ignoring that this is overwhelmingly driven by China. Similar games are played on incomes and wealth.
There’s a useful piece of work to be done to unpick all those right wing assertions
So, how about that assertion then?
Richard Murphy says:
May 19 2019 at 11:11 am
I suspect there is no one who takes Worstall seriously and the CT is simply a front for him
I am not sure the Telegraph are amused. They got rid of him long ago
29 Mar 2019, 10:33am
Comment: The EU is shutting out views that do not chime with the Brussels elite. We can’t leave too soon