Politics & Society

Sir Tony Atkinson on Inequality

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Inequality is seen as threatening the sustainability of the world economic system. But what the political leaders have not said is what they would do about it. There are repeated calls for equitable growth but little clue as to how this is to be achieved. In order to take this further, we need a wide-ranging debate about our social objectives and how they can be achieved.

In this excerpt from the event ‘Inequality, Technology and Public Policy’ economist Professor Sir Tony Atkinson sets out concrete policy proposals that could bring about a genuine shift in the distribution of income towards less inequality.

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