Prizes and secret masonic handshakes for the first to spot someone distorting these findings.
We have a high level of relative poverty….another way of saying that we are an unequal society. Which, given that we are more involved in globalisation than most other societies, doesn\’t surprise me in the least*. But this line:
While both the richest and poorest have been getting richer….
The prize is for spotting the first person to rewrite this as the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer.
* The argument here is that there will be, in any society, a few who can play on the global rather than just national stage. So a more open, globalised, economy will allow those few to make pennies each off billions, rather than just pennies off the national millions. Tiger Woods doesn\’t make $100 million a year by taking $10 each off 10 million American golfers. He takes $1 each off 100 million global ones (numbers purely as an example).