The wonderful reality of human progress continues to contradict the miserablist rhetoric of the modern left.
Posts Tagged: wealth
The really interesting question is: what causes wealth? And the answer is clear enough – specialisation and exchange.
Put harshly, it can be the ideology of the free-rider, the citizen who neglects the demands of citizenship.
There is also significant support for some pretty extreme socialist policies among the wider electorate.
Iain Duncan Smith: In office, I worked to tackle the roots of poverty. My new mission is to deal with those of low productivity.
The Centre for Social Justice, which I am now chairing once again, is turning its attention to the quality of growth and jobs.
Some answers from a seminar at Policy Exchange.
Christopher Snowden: Is envy of the super-rich by the rest of the rich driving the inequality debate?
Who are these people? They earn between £50,000 and £150,000 before tax. They are the natural aristocracy of white collar professionals.
James Cartlidge: I will vote Remain because I believe in the sovereignty that matters most – that of economic strength
Do people find sovereignty in a Parliament they regrettably take little interest in – or in actual power and the pound in their pocket: their job; their standard of living?
Labour will always win a contest of which party is most hostile to the rich.
Whenever people criticise “the rich”, they fail to mention exactly who they are.
My party seeks to build an economy which works for the many, not for the few.
Nor wealth taxes, but savings credits.
GDP is a convenient, but wildly inaccurate, measure of our true material wealth
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