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Democracy should mean we are all of equal worth

Income inequality damages our empathy for others

By Anne Phillips  

More income inequality is bad for society © PA

Money undermines democracy in all kinds of ways. When too much money is concentrated in too few hands, this opens up space for corruption, for the bribing of politicians to support policies favouring the few. More indirectly, money buys media power and can then shape what voters consider desirable and politicians consider possible. From the other side, the absence of money can destroy time, turning people’s lives into such a relentless struggle…

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