‘The poor are punished’: Dorian lays bare inequality in the Bahamas

The tourist destination relies on a life support system of fishermen, hotel workers and laborers. They’ve been hardest hit Holidaymakers queuing at immigration at the Bahamas’ Nassau airport are still serenaded by three pink-shirted men playing jovial music. They are still sunbathing on the beaches and still swimming in the sea. It is as if nothing has changed in paradise. Yet 40 minutes away by plane, on the Abaco Islands,…

September 15, 2019

Inequality: is it rising, and can we reverse it?

The UK ranks among the most unequal nations in Europe and many people feel they are not sharing in the country’s wealth Income inequality has risen sharply since the 1970s in most advanced economies around the world, and has been blamed for increasingly polarised politics. Thomas Piketty: Capital in the 21st Century Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett: The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger Tony Atkinson: Inequality: What…

September 11, 2019