Stewart Lansley is a visiting fellow at the University of Bristol and has written widely on poverty, inequality and wealth for academic journals and the New Statesman, Guardian, Independent and Observer. His books on these subjects include The Cost of Inequality, Why Economic Equality is Essential for Recovery, Gibson Square, 2012; Rich Britain, Politico's, 2006 and Poor Britain ( with Jo Mack ), Allen and Unwin, 1986. He is also the biographer of Sir Philip Green.
31 December 2012 02:59 PM
Rentoul is wrong to pity the rich their "burden". The big divide in the UK is less between the top, middle and bottom, than between the super-rich and everybody else
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