Author Archives: Chris B

Redistribution or Pre-distribution?

What should we do about wealth inequality? A talk by Professor Karen Rowlingson Wednesday 17th October – 7.30pm at Birmingham & Midland Institute As Director of Research at the Institute of Applied Social Studies at the University of Birmingham and author … Continue reading

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An Evening with Danny Dorling – Weds 9th May at 6.30pm

Please do come to the Birmingham & Midland Institute to hear Professor Danny Dorling talk about income inequality on Wednesday 9th May at 6.30pm.   It will be a great opportunity to understand how income inequality affects us all and ask … Continue reading

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You’re better off in a more equal society (Part 1)

When talking to people about why tackling income inequality matters, one of the most common objections I have found is the assumption that reducing income inequality means making everyone poorer. The challenge is normally worded “if we make the poor … Continue reading

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Richard Wilkinson’s TED Talk on Income Inequality from July

Anyone who missed our launch event on 5th October might enjoy Richard Wilkinson’s TED talk from July this year.  It explains the key theme of ‘The Spirit Level’, with some of the supporting data on global income inequality among developed … Continue reading

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A third of children in Birmingham living in poverty.

The Birmingham Mail this week had an article on the work of the Princes Trust in one of the most deprived areas of the country, Ladywood in Birmingham.  It highlights that growing inequality is creating a ‘youth underclass’, without skills … Continue reading

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The Group

The Equality West Midlands group is affiliated to The Equality Trust.  The aims of the group are to promote a variety of programmes to reduce income inequality through public and political awareness. The group wishes to foster: a widespread understanding … Continue reading

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