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Inequality is a choice government makes

Posted 13 Dec 2017 11:00AM

Writing in The Guardian Australia online: Inequality is not a personal choice - it is a choice government's make

We need a solid jobs plan, and full employment should be a policy priority. Instead we keep getting served up a putting-the-boot-into-the-unemployed-plan and a slashing-social-expenditure-plan. Behavioural approaches won’t fix structural problems. The government can blame people all they like but this won’t address the inequality many are burdened with, as wages are suppressed and profits soar, buttressed by tax cuts, wage cuts and social expenditure cuts.