Yesterday evening, the FT reported that Rinat Akhmetov, Ukraine’s richest man, has bought a penthouse at One Hyde Park for £136.6 million ($222 million). Having contrasted this wonderful extravagance to the hardship of the masses, it is no wonder that the consensual mind deems this to be ‘disgusting’ and/or ‘immoral’.

 

Cartoon of One Hyde Park & a Normal Person

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As contrarians, we should be keen to critically examine this unchallenged prejudice – is universal equality really an ideal?

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An update of the daily treasury statement charts for 18/4/11:

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