Pretty useless IFS investigation…

This from the Guardian:

It is hardly surprising that two nations whose development has been driven by financial gain and greed share a common trend of growing inequality. It is inevitable that countries like the UK and US that measure success by economic growth will always favour those who already have wealth. In the circumstances it seems unfathomable that it needs five years to conclude that the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.
Ian Mitchell

How on earth are we supposed to agree that the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) needs five years to investigate the wealth gap?

Oh dear – before they even start it’s blooming obvious…


  1. Graham -

    Well, indeed. They might start by looking at themselves, having supported neoliberal policies for years, and been a cheerleader for Osborne’s politically driven austerity which was designed specifically to make the poor poorer and rich richer. Their panel is loaded with IFS personnel so I’m not expecting any radical findings or proposals.

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