Institute of Economic Affairs on Oxfam

Section: WTA Blog
26 January 2018


IEA‘s Director of Research Jamie Whyte, discusses Oxfam’s inequality report in this article for The Times and in this podcast.

Also, Mark Littlewood, Director General at IEA, comments on Oxfam’s bizarre poverty metrics:“According to Oxfam, if you are a recent graduate from Harvard Law School with $200,000 worth of debt, you are one of the most impoverished people on the planet – even if you’re about to become a corporate lawyer on Wall Street.”
Furthermore, the IEA also published this press release to call out Oxfam on its obsession with the rich rather than being concerned with the poor. “It should stick to its remit of poverty relief rather than obsessing over the wealthy.”