Chris I’m a great believer in data but my working class family bought a house on a single factory workers job that now costs £400 000.
Im a skilled graduate, Ive done the maths - I now work abroad - I simply cannot replicate my working class upbringing on my mid class wage in UK.
'Income inequality isn't rising now' is 1 way of looking at things, Chris. Let's try another:'income inequality grew enormously through the1980s and has never shrunk back to the kind of levels seen in the 1960s and 1970s.' Doesn't sound so nice or complacency-inducing, does it?
Ok. My apologies if I mistook appropriate exactitude for social indifference, Chris.The amount of complacency about inequality in modern society worries me a bit...all the more so, having just finished your colleague Ed Luce's book about the retreat of Western liberalism...