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2 hours ago, Anna B said:

The USA is one of the most unequal countries. They're sold 'the American Dream' but millions fail to achieve anything like it,  hence its enormous underclass.  So much for levelling up... 

Why do our governments always look to America as an example ? There are better role models.

 

Go on....

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23 minutes ago, tinfoilhat said:

New Zealand.

based on what?

https://datacommons.org/place/country/NZL?utm_medium=explore&mprop=amount&popt=EconomicActivity&cpv=activitySource%2CGrossDomesticProduction&hl=en

A lot of stats make NZ and GB fairly close to each other

 

A financial equality study by the University of Wellington (and other sources) all report a disparity in income between the rich and poor

https://www.wgtn.ac.nz/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/1935430/WP-21-10-wealth-inequality-in-New-Zealand.pdf

 

So what are you basing New Zealand on and (to Anna) which countries are you thinking of?

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11 minutes ago, sheffbag said:

based on what?

https://datacommons.org/place/country/NZL?utm_medium=explore&mprop=amount&popt=EconomicActivity&cpv=activitySource%2CGrossDomesticProduction&hl=en

A lot of stats make NZ and GB fairly close to each other

 

A financial equality study by the University of Wellington (and other sources) all report a disparity in income between the rich and poor

https://www.wgtn.ac.nz/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/1935430/WP-21-10-wealth-inequality-in-New-Zealand.pdf

 

So what are you basing New Zealand on and (to Anna) which countries are you thinking of?

But does it have the inequality of the rich and poor like the US has?

Just look at LA, it has Hollywood, the stars, the film industry, but it also has people living in tents and masses of squalor and rubbish strewn alleys

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13 minutes ago, sheffbag said:

based on what?

https://datacommons.org/place/country/NZL?utm_medium=explore&mprop=amount&popt=EconomicActivity&cpv=activitySource%2CGrossDomesticProduction&hl=en

A lot of stats make NZ and GB fairly close to each other

 

A financial equality study by the University of Wellington (and other sources) all report a disparity in income between the rich and poor

https://www.wgtn.ac.nz/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/1935430/WP-21-10-wealth-inequality-in-New-Zealand.pdf

 

So what are you basing New Zealand on and (to Anna) which countries are you thinking of?

They are less corrupt and I've always fancied going.

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1 minute ago, tinfoilhat said:

They are less corrupt and I've always fancied going.

Maybe, but would they have you? :wink:

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2 minutes ago, RollingJ said:

Maybe, but would they have you? :wink:

I doubt it!

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1 minute ago, tinfoilhat said:

I doubt it!

😀👍

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1 hour ago, tinfoilhat said:

They are less corrupt and I've always fancied going.

i question the first but applaud the 2nd. i would like to go one day too

1 hour ago, melthebell said:

But does it have the inequality of the rich and poor like the US has?

Just look at LA, it has Hollywood, the stars, the film industry, but it also has people living in tents and masses of squalor and rubbish strewn alleys

yes - the richest 50% hold 98% of the wealth according to the report i quoted along with many other news sites. This puts it on par with the USA for wealth distribution

https://inequality.org/great-divide/updates-billionaire-pandemic/

 

NZ charities estimate there are about 43000 people homeless out of a population do 4.5M so its about 1% which is probably on par with other countries

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1 hour ago, tinfoilhat said:

New Zealand.

hehe, nice one. 😉

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/58818531

I listened to Johnson’s speech this morning and admit that he has the charisma that lifts him above many other politicians.

However his main task is not to amuse and nor should he seek to con the public with his interpretation of statistics.

Every statement uttered by him requires scrutiny so the above shortcut is a useful guide .

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25 minutes ago, RJRB said:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/58818531

I listened to Johnson’s speech this morning and admit that he has the charisma that lifts him above many other politicians.

However his main task is not to amuse and nor should he seek to con the public with his interpretation of statistics.

Every statement uttered by him requires scrutiny so the above shortcut is a useful guide .

'We have... built more homes than at any time in the last 30 years'

We would mean the Johnson Government, surely? Even the fact checkers are biased, in my opinion.

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