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Why Poverty?: The Inequality Debate

This event is part of Why Poverty?, a cross media event, online and on TV, using films to get people talking about poverty.
As emerging markets such as China and India grow, the gap in global inequality is narrowing. But within many of these countries and those that are more developed the gap between rich and poor is widening, in some countries to a shocking degree. Join us as we discuss the problem of inequality globally, and how it can be tackled without hurting economic growth.


This event is part of Why Poverty?, a cross media event, online and on TV, using films to get people talking about poverty.

As emerging markets such as China and India grow, the gap in global inequality is narrowing. But within many of these countries and those that are more developed the gap between rich and poor is widening, in some countries to a shocking degree. In the US which has one of the highest levels of inequality in the West, the richest 10% of Americans receive about half of the nation's income.

In a time when economic growth is slowing and governments are advocating fiscal austerity, is the question of inequality being factored in to the equation? Join us as we discuss the problem of inequality globally, and how it can be tackled without hurting economic growth. We will be examining the detrimental effects of inequality of opportunity on social mobility and asking what should be done by governments to counter it.

Chaired by editor of BBC Storyville Nick Fraser.

With:

Paul Mason, BBC Newsnight's economic editor.

Additional panelists to be confirmed.


Speaker(s):

Nick Fraser | talks
BBC Storyville Editor Paul Mason | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

30 January 2013 at 7:00 pm

Duration:

2 hours

 

Venue:

Frontline Club
13 Norfolk Place
London
W2 1QJ
+44 (0)20 7479 8950
http://www.frontlineclub.com

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Tickets:

£12.50 Standard, £10 Concession

Available from:

http://www.frontlineclub.com/the-inequality-debate/

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