In an opinion piece in the Guardian, dated 24 August 2017, entitled: “No alternative to austerity? That lie has now been nailed”, the author Owen Jones praises the Portuguese Socialist government for having reversed the austerity politics of the previous right-wing coalition government, and that of the troika that directed the country’s finances during the…

High rates of income inequality in a society has serious, lasting effects of quality of life. It increases violent crime, makes people less healthy, and lowers the average lifespan. It has lasting, traceable effects in first world countries (even slowing down their economic growth). For countries who have methods in place to end hunger, can provide…