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Frank Stillwill & Anthea Spinks (Oxfam) - Political Economy of Inequality

  • New International Book Shop 54 Victoria St Carlton, 3053 (map)

Join us @ NIBS for a conversation between influential Political economist Dr Frank Stillwill with Program director at Oxfam Anthea Spinks. The two will discuss Franks' new book on the political economy of inequality.

During the last few decades, the gap between the incomes, wealth and living standards of rich and poor people has increased in most countries. Economic inequality has become a defining issue of our age.

The book provides a comprehensive overview of the nature, causes, and consequences of this growing divide. Stillwell shows how we can understand inequalities of wealth and incomes, globally and nationally, examines the scale of the problem and explains how it affects our wellbeing. He also shows that, although governments are often committed to ‘growth at all costs’ and ‘trickle down’ economics, there are alternative public policies that could be used to narrow the gap between rich and poor.