Fair Shot: rethinking inequality and how we earn

10 April 2018

Speaker: Chris Hughes
Respondents: Professor Natalie Fenton and Kam Sandhu
Chair: Professor BevSkeggs

Data is something we create as a social body - there's a good case to be made for sharing the value of data more democratically.

Co-founder of Facebook Chris Hughes makes the case that one-percenters like him should pay their fortune forward in a radically simple way: a guaranteed income for working people. 

Chris Hughes (@chrishughes) is co-founder of the Economic Security Project and co-founder of Facebook. His new book is Fair Shot: Rethinking Inequality and How We Earn.

Natalie Fenton (@NatalieFenton1) is Professor of Media and Communications at Goldsmiths and vice-chair of Hacked-Off, of the Media Reform Coalition and the Centre for the Study of Global Media and Democracy.  She has published many books and articles, the most recent Digital Political Radical is published by Polity.

Kam Sandhu (@KamBass) is a journalist and editor of Real Media, a co-operative dedicated to public interest journalism.  Her research areas include inequality, data and corporate accountability. Her work has featured in New InternationalistInSurge IntelligenceDeSmogThe Real News Network and more.

Beverley Skeggs (@bevskeggs) is Academic Director, Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme, International Inequalities Institute.

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