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Ethical Matters:
Abolish the Super Rich?

15th May 2024 · 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Brockway Room | Virtual event

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Ethical Matters: Abolish the Super Rich?

Everything you know about capitalism is wrong. Free markets aren’t really free. Record corporate pro­fits don’t trickle down to everyone else. We aren’t empowered to make our own choices – they’re made for us every day. The story is all too familiar. The global economy generates immense fortunes for a super-rich elite, yet at the same time pay stagnates for ordinary workers, food banks proliferate and public services collapse around us. In this Ethical Matters talk, journalist Grace Blakeley and author Luke Hildyard ask if we have had enough of the super-rich.

Luke Hildyard is the Director of the High Pay Centre, a UK think tank focused on pay, employment rights and responsible business. He has commented on issues including pay and inequality for multiple media outlets including The Guardian, The Times, Financial Times, Daily Mirror, BBC, Sky News, CNN and CNBC. His book Enough: Why it’s Time to Abolish the Super-Rich will be availble at the event.

Grace Blakeley is a staff writer at Tribune Magazine and author of several books, including Vulture Capitalism: Corporate Crimes, Backdoor Bailouts and the Death of Freedom, The Corona Crash: How the pandemic will change capitalism and Stolen: How to save the world from financialisation. She is the former economics commentator for the New Statesman, and a former Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Policy Research.

Age Recommendation: 16+

Price: Standard (in person) £9 • Concessions (in person) £6 • Standard (online) £6 Members FREE

Access Information

Due to the age and Grade Il listing of the building, there is no lift access to rooms above the ground floor.

All the ground-floor rooms are fully accessible by wheelchair. Main Hall (street access, step-free), Brockway Room (street access, step-free), Bertrand Russell Room (street access, shallow ramp), Hive Cafe (street access, step-free), There is also an accessible toilet on the ground floor opposite the Brockway Room.


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