Fletcher fumbles issue

Tom Fletcher’s column ”Decoding politically correct terms” shows an amazing lack of understanding of an important issue

Tom Fletcher’s column ”Decoding politically correct terms” shows an amazing lack of understanding of an important issue.

According to Fletcher, ”Globally, income inequality is falling, with a growing middle class in Asia and South America. Here in Canada, people tend to start out poorer and gain wealth as they get older. On the evidence, it seems the less state control of the economy, the better.”

“Globally, income inequality is falling, with a growing middle class in Asia and South America.”

Maybe if you compare country to country. What if you compare the individuals in those countries? Or individuals globally?

“Here in Canada, people tend to start out poorer and gain wealth as they get older.”

And what does this have to do with income inequality?

“On the evidence, it seems the less state control of the economy, the better.”

Does the term “non-sequitur” mean anything to you? And what ‘evidence’ are you talking about? The above? How about citing an unbiased source? Or comparing different sources?

This article treats glibly several very complex and serious issues and is an insult to any intelligent reader. Shoddy.

Niall MacLachlan

Saanich

 

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