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The Divide: A Study of People at Breaking Points

Six years ago, the publication of ‘The Spirit Level’ kick-started a debate about income inequality and its dire consequences across all areas and strata of Western societies, especially those of the United Kingdom and the United States. As I write, … Continue reading

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Reclaiming the Baton: The Equality Trust’s Local Groups Day 2015

Attendees of The Equality Trust’s fourth annual Local Groups Day met with mixed feelings: on the one hand, economic inequality was a subject covered by most political parties in their general election manifesto; on the other hand, the Emergency Budget … Continue reading

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A Review of Inequality Today 2014 by Shaz Rahman

Inequality today 2014 Fresh from our successful panel debate from the same week Tom and I visited London to attend the Inequality Today 2014 conference hosted by the Equality Trust. We enjoyed the environmentally friendly train to London. Before the … Continue reading

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How to Build A Society That Works For Everyone- The Big Debate

At the recent Conservative Party conference, Prime Minister David Cameron claimed that income inequality has decreased under the Coalition government, but a lot of evidence suggests that most people aren’t feeling the benefits of a supposed economic recovery: on Sunday, … Continue reading

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‘How to Build a Society That Works for Everyone’: Tomorrow at 6.30pm!

Dear all, We are 24 hours away from Equality West Midlands’ biggest event of 2014. ‘How to Build a Society That Works for Everyone’ is taking place in the Main Meeting Room of the Priory Rooms on Bull Street in … Continue reading

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How to build a society that works for everyone: the Big Debate

Dear Friends, I am delighted to announce that Equality West Midlands will be holding a public debate on the 22nd October at the Priory Rooms, Bull Street, Birmingham, starting at 6.30 pm. These prominent academics and local campaigners will be joining us … Continue reading

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The UK Gold- The Golden Goose Has Some Dirty Habits

On May 8th, the Sutton Coldfield International Development Group hosted a screening of a shocking documentary about the United Kingdom being, effectively, the world’s biggest tax haven. ‘The UK Gold’ demonstrates in stunning detail how transnational corporations and highly wealthy … Continue reading

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2013 Review: July, Richard Wilkinson speaks to Equality West Midlands on ‘Inequality- The Enemy Between Us’

Inequality: the Enemy between Us Richard Wilkinson speaks to Equality West Midlands  The whole issue of income inequality, and how it’s depreciative effects on societies where the gap between rich and poor is at its highest, was brought to the … Continue reading

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2013 Round-up 2: the A41 Project

  The A41 road links London to Liverpool, passing through a number of key areas of the UK, including towns in the West Midlands. In 2012, The Equality Trust [TET] teamed up with renowned photographer Colin McPherson, a Scot based … Continue reading

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End of Year Review- Shaz blogs about the EWM picnic

Equality West Midlands has had an interesting and stimulating 2013, including meetings with sympathetic local politicians, participating in a nationwide photography project about income inequality and hosting a special event led by Richard Wilkinson, a co-author of The Spirit Level. … Continue reading

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