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When dignity gets priced out of reach

Unpicking the inequality stigma raises questions over how we put deliberate distance between classes

One was standing, the other was squatting. It's not clear who had the stronger backbone. Why is backbreaking work so unworthy of basic decency, of dignity - like clean air?

THERE was once I endured an uncomfortable dinner that had nothing to do with bad company. It began with a casual thought about inequality that weighed heavy for the duration of the meal. Some years back, as we laid out the cutlery in preparation for a home-cooked dinner, our host discussed out...

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