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Does poverty affect personal responsibility?

18 February 2021

The issue with the idea of meritocracy and personal responsibility is that it doesn’t take into account the damaging and limiting effects of poverty on the choices people are able to make, argues Professor Sir Michael Marmot (UCL Epidemiology & Health).

Listen: BBC Radio 4’s ‘Moral Maze’ (from 25 mins 52 secs)