The ‘unpolitics’ of child poverty

‘Some issues are organized into politics while others are organized out’ (Crenson, 1971)

I’ve had an article published in the latest edition of the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) journal Poverty on the ‘unpolitics’ of child poverty. Basically, I try and suggest that whilst there has been a lot of activity around tackling child poverty in the UK, there has also been a lot of inactivity in potentially important areas. There are things that are very effectively kept off the political agenda – such as wealth and the amount of unpaid tax and the corporate welfare system  – which, if included in discussions about why poverty occurs and how we can end it, might help more than focusing on guff such as ‘raising aspirations’ and tackling ‘cultures of worklessness’….

The article can be found here

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One thought on “The ‘unpolitics’ of child poverty

  1. I d like to see Louise Casey’s response to the call for progressive taxation/redistribution and removing land from the hands of aristocrats and the Mormons. The Revolution will be Televised guys have produced some good material on corporate welfare. In the light of total surveillance and the big three parties being in the grip of corporate/financial oligarchies I m not sure how a more egalitarian and sustainable society could be created.

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