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Who Owns Britain?

with Torsten Bell, John Hills, Karen Rowlingson, Facundo Alvaredo and Margaret Heffernan (chair)

Economics/
Wed 15 November 2017
20:00-21:30
At-Bristol
Price: £9/ £6.50

Who Owns Britain?

with Torsten Bell, John Hills, Karen Rowlingson, Facundo Alvaredo and Margaret Heffernan (chair)

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Wed 15 November 2017,
20:00-21:30
At-Bristol
Price: £9/ £6.50

A lot of attention has been paid to the distribution of income, but what about Britain’s far more unequally spread wealth? From being able to get on the housing ladder only if you have home-owning parents, to the concentration of great wealth right at the very top and big shifts between the generations, the gaps between rich and poor in Britain are chasms that shape our country in a host of ways. What is known about the distribution of wealth – and what could, or should, be done about it?

Our panel, chaired by Margaret Heffernan, includes Torsten Bell (Resolution Foundation), John Hills (LSE), Karen Rowlingson (University of Birmingham) and Facundo Alvaredo (University of Oxford).

In association with

resolution-foundation

Bristol Festival of Economics is presented in association with

triodos-bank

The illustration is a detail of this year’s brochure cover by Alys Jones.

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