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How to Solve a Problem Like the Rich?

21st April 2015 · 6:30pm - 8:00pm

In person | Virtual event

 How to Solve a Problem Like the Rich?

With inequality hitting the headlines, the lifestyles of the rich and super-rich have become a subject of national debate. Commentators are quick to disapprove of perceived excesses and to presume every high-earner has suspicious tax arrangements.

But would we really be better off without the rich? In the UK, 1% of top-rate tax payers contribute 30% of HMRC’s total tax take. And if the wealthy are a problem, are they to blame or are they a symptom of a structurally unfair society? Either way, what can be done?

New Statesman in partnership with Latitude Festival


Owen Jones, author of Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class &The Establishment: And how they get away with it

Ben Judah, author of Fragile Empire: How Russia Fell in and Out of Love with Vladimir Putin

Helen Lewis, Deputy Editor of the New Statesman

William Cash, Editor-in-Chief of Spears Wealth Management

Maxine Berg, Professor of History at Warwick University

Doors open: 6.30pm

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