Festival of Social Science Annual Lecture: Fairness in the City – A Better Politics
Fairness and the City: a better politics
Danny Dorling, Halford Mackinder Professor at the University of Oxford will be delivering the University of Brighton Annual Social Science Forum Lecture.
Thursday 19th May 2016 5.30-7.00pm
Of the richest 25 countries in the world the UK has become one of the most unequal and is on course to win the ‘global race’ to become the most economically unequal of all by 2030. In all of Western Europe, apart from in post-crisis Ireland, no other country taxes and spends as little on its society as does the UK. Once all taxes are considered it is clear that the best-off 1% pay tax at a lower rate than the poorest tenth, whilst simultaneously complaining about how much they contribute and how little they think they get for what they contribute. Danny is a leading thinker on the geography of inequality and a member of the London Fairness Commission. He will consider how we got into this situation and what we can do about it.
Huxley Lecture Theatre, Room 300, Huxley Building, University of Brighton, Lewes Road, Brighton. BN2 4AT
Contact: J.Green2@brighton.ac.uk for more information
Public Event, All Welcome