Ep. 876 The Inequality Hucksters
By every objective measure of living standards, things have never been better
26 January 2016 - 18:33 PM Leon Louw
THE media frenzy that followed last week’s Oxfam bombshell about supposedly extreme and growing poverty and inequality creates the illusion that the problem is real and serious. The reason Oxfam and other poverty and inequality propagandists make such increasingly hysterical claims is that they are losing. As free-market polices, technology, infrastructure and welfare in a growing number of poor countries erode real world poverty and inequality, and as United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are exceeded, poverty and inequality junkies resort to desperate measures to convince us that we need them and their draconian policies. They want us to believe that the world’s biggest problem is "poverty and inequality". They provide no evidence of the presumed anger and resentment of "the poor", because there is none.
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Leon Louw is co-founder and executive director of the South Africa-based Free Market Foundation.
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