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Intelligence Squared Debate

April 28th 2015

What: Joseph Stiglitz on The Great Divide
When: 20th May

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In 1997 you needed £15 million to get into the Sunday Times Rich List published yesterday, today you would be strictly non-league if you tried to peddle that amount to any of the top 1000. With the elections looming, I thought it’d be a good idea to have something cerebral for today’s idea.

Increasing inequality and the 1% has definitely been the watchword over the past few years. In what will be one of the more interesting Intelligence Squared debates, Joseph Stiglitz argues that this inequality is avoidable but unfortunately inevitable if government policies continue the way they are. What’s insightful is that he will compare the US, inequality leader of the world, to the more equitable Scandinavian system. Buy your tickets now before they sell out.






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