The declining living standards faced by households with below median incomes are not likely to see much improvement in the near future, and the volume under review will be a valuable tool as policy-makers consider the reforms that might improve living standards for households in income deciles two to five. Your email address will not be published. Sign me up for the newsletter! This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.
Opinion ; Reviews Sophia Parker ed. About Citizens' Income Trust has written articles. Leave a comment United Kingdom , United States. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. They underline the most important lesson that we can take from the US experience: decline and stagnation of the scale seen in the US is not inevitable. We do in fact have a choice as to whether we want to reverse the declining living standards of low and middle income households.
Policy decisions and political priorities can augment or mitigate economic trends, and determine who gains most from any future growth we might enjoy.
The Squeezed Middle
So the question now is whether any of the major parties are able to find a language and set of policy priorities that make living standards an organizing political idea. There are some welcome signs that the new generation of Conservatives recognize the significance of the issues.
Will any political leader here do the same? If not, then we risk treading the path that the US has already gone down — with disastrous consequences for the third of our working age population who live in low and middle income households. You are commenting using your WordPress.
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