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Speaker(s): Professor Sir John Hills, Polly Toynbee, Professor Holly Sutherland
Chair: Professor Julian Le Grand

Recorded on 12 November 2014 at Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building

This ground-breaking book Good Times Bad Times: the welfare myth of them and us challenges the idea of a divide in the UK population between those who benefit from the welfare state and those who pay into it.

John Hills is Director of the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE) at LSE.

Polly Toynbee (@pollytoynbee) is a political and social commentator for the Guardian.

Holly Sutherland is a Director of EUROMOD, ISER at the University of Essex.

Julian Le Grand is the Richard Titmuss Professor of Social Policy at LSE.

The Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE) at LSE (@CASE_lse) focuses on the exploration of different dimensions of social disadvantage, particularly from longitudinal and neighbourhood perspectives, and examination of the impact of public policy.

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