Nick Shaxson ■ How Inequality Became THE Issue – Five Years of The Spirit Level
From the Equality Trust:
How Inequality Became THE Issue – Five Years of The Spirit Level
Date: 10 March, 2014
Time: 6.30 – 8.30pm
Venue: Portcullis House, The Thatcher Room, London SW1A 2LW
- Professor Kate Pickett
- Professor Richard Wilkinson
- Jon Cruddas MP (Labour Policy Review Co-ordinator)
- Julian Huppert MP (Liberal Democrat Manifesto Working Group member)
- Conservative MP (TBC)
Since its publication in 2009, The Spirit Level has sold over 150,000 copies worldwide. Described as an idea “big enough to change political thought,” it highlighted how the UK’s extreme levels of income inequality damage our health, education and society.
Five years ago, economic inequality was an issue little understood and even less discussed. Today the likes of Barack Obama, the IMF and the luminaries of Davos acknowledge its pernicious and corrosive effects on our economy and democracy. So what’s changed?
Join The Equality Trust for a discussion event with The Spirit Level’s authors, Professors Kate Pickett and Richard Wilkinson on how our understanding of inequality has changed, and how the ‘rich and the rest’ has become a crucial part of the political and national debate.
A tide-turning moment in the global struggle for tax justice
Call for papers: Human rights and the 4 “Rs” of tax justice – Tax Justice Network annual conference
How to fight inequality: a chat with Ben Phillips
Online Conference: How to Pay for the Climate Transition
Women need real social protection that goes beyond the aspirational
New book provides practical solutions to make tax work to reduce poverty
$427bn lost to tax havens every year: landmark study reveals countries’ losses and worst offenders
The State of Tax Justice 2020
20 November 2020