Everyday Equality by Max Wind-Cowie
Inequality has not always been seen as a priority for conservatives.
This pamphlet argues that in face of new evidence about the impact of
‘everyday inequalities’ – those inequalities we see around us that are
transparently unfair or undeserved – conservatives should now look again
at the issue of distribution in our society.
The things that conservatives wish to achieve, from strong communities
to educational opportunities, are more difficult to embed in societies
which maintain enormous gulfs between the haves and the have-nots.
This pamphlet argues that there is a conservative case for a more equal
society. But a national approach is too inflexible and too prescriptive
to fit with a modern conservative agenda of greater autonomy for regions,
communities and families. The approach set out here, one driven by localism,
shows that equality can go hand in hand with independence and in localism.
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