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US investors drive growing top income inequality in Britain

New findings show that the Americanization of British firm ownership causes substantial increases in executive pay Income inequality, and the increasing concentration of income and wealth at the top of the distribution, have become a major cause for concern in both scholarly and public debate. The share of income taken by the top one per cent in the UK has … Continue reading

1 August 2018 by
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Deficit fetishism and the art of political bullshit: Part I

Jonathan Hopkin and Ben Rosamond

Attempts to refute bullshit by appeals to the ‘facts’ are likely to be unsuccessful as argumentative strategies Debates about economic policy in the recent UK General Election campaign were dominated by one particular claim: that the last Labour government, which left office in 2010, was wholly responsible for the deficit.  This claim became a central plank of the Conservative Party’s … Continue reading

15 July 2015 by
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