Rich and poor


Sir, - Should we be surprised that "the gap between the poor and the better off is widening", as you reported on August 25th? I thought this was the raison d'etre of the capitalist system, to which we and our Celtic Tiger are so slavishly attached. - Yours, etc.,

L. G. Kilgallen, Crosthwaite Park South, Dun Laoghaire.