Sydney Ideas - The political economy of inequality

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Charles Perkins Centre Auditorium

John Hopkins Drive (off Missenden Road)

Camperdown, NSW 2006

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How can we close the widening gap between rich and poor? Political economist Frank Stilwell will discuss economic inequality, expose the scale of the problem and provide alternative strategies for a fairer society.

In many countries across the world the gap between the incomes, wealth and living standards of rich and poor people has increased, and it will only widen if we allow the status quo to continue.

In this Sydney Ideas event Frank Stilwell draws from his new book on inequality to bring this problem into sharp focus. How did we get here, and what can we — as citizens and as a nation — do about it?

Although governments are often committed to ‘growth at all costs’ and ‘trickle-down’ economics, Frank argues that alternative public policies could be used to narrow the wealth gap.


This event is co-presented with the School of Social and Political Sciences, as part of Social Sciences Week 2019 which showcases the diversity and relevance of social science in the current political climate.

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Charles Perkins Centre Auditorium

John Hopkins Drive (off Missenden Road)

Camperdown, NSW 2006

Australia

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