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What's your wish for 2014? | Zoe Williams, Patrick Barkham, Aditya Chakrabortty, Lola Okolosie, Jonathan Freedland, Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett and Polly Toynbee

PUBLISHED December 31, 2013

Zoe Williams: 'A 2014 choreographed by Danny Boyle' It's an Anglo-Saxon disease, apparently ? the tendency to see poverty and wealth as merely the outward signs of inner value. It is disastrous enough applied to rich people, leading to an overestimation of their intelligence that is both tragic and comic. Applied to poor people it feeds other, harsher attitudes about social security and safety nets, what our responsibilities are to one another and whether we resent them or feel OK about them.

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