Category - inequality

  • 31 Oct 2011

    “It's aw a muddle, lass. Aw a muddle.” This was the dying lament of Stephen Blackpool, the power-loom operator of Hard Times who was driven to physical and emotional ruin by the ruthless economic and industrial system of his day.

  • 3 Sep 2011

    A few weeks ago I had a holiday in India. I used to live there and so I might be one of the few foreigners who actually loves arriving in Delhi, stepping out of the airport into the cruel heat, sooty air and architecture of the perpetually half-built.

  • 3 May 2011

    Members of churches, trade unions and community groups are pledging to live on £1-a-day from 2-6 May to raise funds and in solidarity with the global poor.

  • 7 Jan 2011

    Travelling around as a comparatively prosperous person in a country marked by significant poverty and inequality is not easy - unless you are largely insensitive to these things, which sadly, some Westerners seem to be, just reckoning that "this is simply the way things are" and revelling in how much their overvalued dollar can buy.

  • 11 Oct 2010

    The Equality and Human Rights Commission is today publishing a 700 page report that shows Britain to be a deeply divided country.

  • 27 Jul 2010

    The health gap between the richest and poorest in Britain is now wider than it was during the great depression, according to researchers from Sheffield and Bristol Universities. The figures reflect a similar growth in economic inequality.

  • 28 May 2010

    Win one of three pairs of tickets to the National Theatre’s spectacular new production Welcome to Thebes - a new play by Moira Buffini.

  • 25 Apr 2010

    The front pages of two of today's newspapers say a great deal about the skewed priorities that are continuing to shape the general election campaign.

  • 29 Mar 2010

    Imagine what our world would look like if instead of money as currency, our communities were based on the trading of chickens. In this world of chicken trading it would be very obvious if one person’s ‘wealth’ of chickens was dramatically more than that of someone else, says Jonathan Dorsett

  • 26 Mar 2010

    Rates of obesity, mental illness and teenage pregnancy in London could plummet if the gap between rich and poor was as small as that in some other countries, new research from The Equality Trust is proposing.