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The economic logic of tackling inequality adds to pressure for change; Racism and discrimination are hampering Britain's true economic potential, writes Tom Rees

Jun 24, 2020 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

The dismal science has shown its human side in recent weeks. While 2020 could eventually be seen as a year of tectonic social change, it could also lead to gradual but even more important shifts for economies.

Systemic racism, gender inequality and LGBT discrimination have a clear economic cost as well as a human one, leading economists have warned, as protests raged across America and statues were toppled in the UK.

Institutionalised racism "constrains this country's economic potent...