National living wage is not enough to fix Britain’s low-pay problem

The key point of interest comes at the end of Tony Dobbins’ article in The Conversation. “The UK is increasingly now a low-tax, deregulated, market economy. Unless these causes of low pay are targeted by radically alternative policies, income inequalities will persist.”

As my mum likes to say “the rich will get richer, and the poor will get poorer”.

It feels to me like the whole world is heading backwards. If we’re not already there, we’re heading for Victorian levels of inequality, eating our own tail, blindly making the mistakes of the past. We can’t see it or do anything about it, because we’re too busy trying to survive, and I’d argue that’s all deliberate.

We need to look up, look around and look back, we need to learn.

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