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Right and wrong about inequality

Ed Miliband is mistaken in equating inequality and poverty

There is now a consensus—not a belief, not an hypothesis, nor a policy position—but a consensus among informed observers that excessive social and economic inequality is a danger to society. There is a further consensus that, while a certain degree of inequality is desirable to encourage enterprise, wide inequality is not an inevitable outcome of economic processes, but the result of conscious choice in economic policy.

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In Prospect’s March issue: Peter Pomerantsev describes the situation in Eastern Europe as the governments of Hungary and Poland turn right. Simon Tilford, from the Centre for European Reform, questions the substance of David Cameron’s EU deal and Philip Collins argues that Jeremy Corbyn is not fit for purpose. Also in this issue: Peter Kellner shows us that we are feeling more optimistic than during the last stages of the last Labour government and Jessica Abrahams explores the sexism of Valentine’s Day. Plus Justice Malala on South Africa and the Prospect Duel asks: "Should all immigrants learn English?"
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