Economy, inequality, Quotations

Sunday’s Quotes : Inequality reduces trust and increases violence

Today’s quotes are taken from The Equality Trust. The Trust works to improve the quality of life in the UK by reducing economic inequality.

 “Wealth Inequality in the UK is vast. The fact that just 100 people could have more wealth than 30 per cent of the population is staggering. Can anything really justify just 100 people having the same wealth as almost 19 million people? Does anyone think this is a fair or efficient share of wealth? – Duncan Exley, Director of the Equality Trust [1]

 “Unsurprisingly, the UK’s huge economic inequality is now a key concern for the British public. In fact over 80% of people believe the gap between the rich and poor is now too large. Politicians of all parties need to recognise this growing unease. That is why we are calling on them to adopt a clear goal before the next election of reducing the gap between the richest and the rest.” – Duncan Exley, Director of the Equality Trust [2] 

♦ ”When inequality is reduced people trust each other more, there is less violence and rates of imprisonment are lower.” Equality Trust [3] 



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