January 29, 2013

Europe Haunted by Myth of the 'Lazy Mob'

Ha-Joon Chang, The Guardian

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It suits the wealthy to turn the debate about poverty into a morality tale, but the reality is that inequality is structural.

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TAGGED: Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Greece, UK, Eurozone, Europe


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