What Can be Done to Reduce Inequality?
Recorded on 16 February 2018
Hosted by the Department of Social Policy, III, STICERD
Speakers: Rachel Lomax, Ed Miliband, Lord Willetts
Chair: Professor Sir John Hills
Can inequality be reduced? How? In his 2015 book, Inequality. What Can Be Done?, Professor Sir Tony Atkinson set out a portfolio of policies for reducing inequality.
Atkinson’s book set out 15 policy proposals for inequality reduction plus several ‘ideas to pursue’, arguing that the measures were both desirable and feasible. But securing their implementation would require securing political support. The event, celebrating Tony's life and work, will consider the extent to which practical realities of politics constrain the extent to which policies for inequality reduction such as those of Atkinson and others can be introduced.
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