The first page of last Saturday’s FT Weekend, Life & Arts section was about rising inequality (“The everyone economy: how to make capitalism work for all”, July 4).
Probably the author, Martin Sandbu, didn’t know that in the same issue there was a very long article (“Sand and serenity”, by Hannah Murphy) describing “the most glamorous camp” in the world, located in Utah, US. At the cost of a mere $3,500 per room per night. And, again in the same section, some pages later, the reader was invited to imagine the difference between Dom and Krug, two of the most expensive champagnes on sale.
Nothing wrong in speaking about luxury, at least in my opinion. But, why the hypocrisy by the FT to talk about poverty and inequality in the same magazine?
In Italy, where I live, we have a saying: “Poor people are the dessert of the rich people”. You show that it is absolutely true.
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