Close the pay gap, survey says

By Simon Barrow
August 25, 2007

People in Britain think that Premiership footballers should be paid a lot less, and that those in service jobs at the bottom of the pay scale should get a good deal more, says a new survey for the Fabian Society.

It is well known, of course, that people answering opinion polls often opt for redistributionist policies and back tax rates adjusted to, say, greater National Health Service expenditure. But when they finally go into the ballot box they often swing back to self-interest.

Nevertheless, this is interesting evidence of growing public awareness about the deleterious social consequences of heightened economic inequality.

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