Penny’s reflection of inequality and poverty

Throughout this topic my attitude towards poverty and inequality has changed. Before studying this I associated economic growth and GDP with greater living standards and thought that countries that had higher economic growth enjoyed a happier society. However now I realise that growth is inextricably linked to inequality, in fact some of the worlds most developed economies such as the USA and the UK  although have successful economic growth, are the worst most unequal societies that greatly suffer from issues such as crime, obesity, poverty and general unhappiness within society.