Is Inequality the Root of All Social Ills?
Prospect Magazine, August 2017.
In a Prospect Magazine "Duel" with the journalist Zoe Williams, McCloskey argues "that free markets are so beneficial, they render equality irrelevant."
"The left has abandoned its traditional care for the average and the poor in favour of a new obsession about the rich. Against a background of a rise of real income for the average and the poor of 3,000 per cent since 1800, or a doubling since 1980, and more in the poorest places such as China, India and African nations, the left has wanted to change the subject, just so long as it could carry on hating capitalism."