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Orange action and a bridge too far | Brief letters

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Economics | Scotland-Northern Ireland bridge | BBC licence fee | Stockport County FC | Marmalade | Pension wait Imogen West-Knights informs us that it is, by definition, impossible to level up the needy without redistribution of wealth or opportunity from the wealthiest. Back when Adam Smith became a professor in 1751, GDP per capita in the UK was some $1,800 a year (by Angus Maddison's inflation-adjusted numbers). Today it is around $39,000. Reality is telling us that the economy is not a zero-sum game.
Tim Worstall
Senior fellow, Adam Smith Institute • Perhaps before anyone looks at the...
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