Wealth inequality has been rising for the last forty years and today the richest 10% of household hold 43% of the country’s wealth and the bottom 50% under a tenth.
There is evidence that high inequality has multiple negative consequences for individuals and societies, and possibly undermines democracy itself.
Does it have to be like this? Join the Rt. Hon Liam Byrne, author of the recent book The Inequality of Wealth: Why it Matters and How to Fix it; Professor Barbara Petrongolo, Director of the CEPR Labour Economics Programme; and Professor Brian Nolan, Director of INET's Employment, Equality and Growth Programme, as they discuss with Professor Sir Charles Godfray, Director of the Oxford Martin School, different models of how wealth could be shared within society and what wealth inequality means for our wellbeing, economy, and politics.
The talk will be followed by a drinks reception and book sale, all welcome.