Past Event
Books & Debates

The Inequality Conundrum

Wed 11 Feb 2015

Inequality is rising. By next year, Oxfam predicts that the richest 1% of the world’s population will own more than half the world’s wealth. But why? Will democratic support for modern capitalism be eroded by evidence that a small number of people are reaping an ever increasing share of the rewards?

Exploring these issues in this provocative and lively debate, Guardian journalist Polly Toynbee chairs a panel that includes Mariana Mazzucato, Professor in the Economics of Innovation at the University of Sussex’s Science Policy Research Unit; Frances O'Grady, General Secretary of the TUC; Booker shortlisted novelist Neel Mukherjee and Observer columnist Nick Cohen.