For my “Politics of Inequality” class, it’s time to start thinking about the op-ed response assignment. You’ll find some op-eds in the ‘popular readings’ sections of the course reading list, but here are a few more I turned up this weekend.
- Samuel Brittan, The Financial Times, October 6, 2011: Call off the misguided crusade against ‘inequality’
- Ed West, The Daily Telegraph Blog, May 23, 2011: An end to poverty, inequality and nationalism – the secular Left’s Rapture is just as implausible
- Polly Toynbee, The Guardian, October 28, 2011: Executive pay soars while the young poor face freefall. Where is Labour?
- Lynsey Hanley, The Guardian, October 20, 2011: Social mobility is not a myth
- Richard Littlejohn, The Daily Mail, August 12, 2011: The politics of envy was bound to end up in flames
- Richard Littlejohn, The Daily Mail, July 1, 2011: Winter of discontent? More like a summer of selfishness
- Melanie Philips, The Daily Mail, December 30, 2010: Sorry, Archbishop, but there IS a big difference between the deserving and undeserving poor
- Max Hastings, The Daily Mail, September 17, 2011: Looters in suits: Three years ago this week, Lehman Brothers crashed. Since then, Britain’s bankers have learnt nothing and have been let off the hook again
- Gene Kerrigan, The Irish Independent, September 25, 2011: Furthering inequality in divided society
- Paul Gillespie, The Irish Times, October 8, 2011: Criticism of capitalism itself needed
- Brian Nolan, The Irish Times, September 26, 2011: Recession has brought loss and deprivation but inequality has fallen
- Michael King, The Irish Times, September 1, 2011: Towards a more equal society
- Breda O’Brien, The Irish Times, August 13, 2011: Riots point to society’s broken moral compass
- John Waters, The Irish Times, August 12, 2011: Society pays high price for adopting materialism