Domestic and global inequality is one of our most urgent social problems. Curbed in the decades after World War II, it has recently returned with a vengeance. We all know the scale of the problem—talk about the 99% and the 1% is entrenched in public debate—but there has been little discussion of what we can do about inequality.
In the 15th Käte Hamburger Lecture titled 'Inequality - What can be done?', the distinguished economist Sir Tony Atkinson presents a set of policies that could bring about a genuine shift in the distribution of income within and between countries. He recommends ambitious new policies in five areas: technology, employment, social security, the sharing of capital, and taxation.
The Lecture is organized by the Centre for Global Cooperation Research (KHK) with the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (KWI) Essen.
If you are interested in participating, please register by 25 October at firstname.lastname@example.org
Further information: http://www.kulturwissenschaften.de/home/veranstaltung-684.html
The lecture will be held in English.