Has the UK reached Peak Inequality?
Video and slides of Danny Dorling speaking at the Royal Society for Arts, London, July 19th 2018.
At first it will not be easy to ensure that 2018 is the peak of income inequality. The rich, like viruses, have developed resistance to redistributive taxes. They have used their wealth and power to lower tax rates and change the law. Partly to protect their offshore tax havens they funded the vote for Britain to leave the European Union. But they also sowed the seeds of rebellion through their greed and their success. In ‘Peak Inequality’ Danny Dorling makes the case that the time bomb is ticking and the end is in sight. Having ensured that the gaps between us grew so wide has had dire implications for our health, housing, education, demography, and politics. Today more than 99% are losing out. So how do we become more equal this time? Without a war.