When: Wednesday 8 May 2018, 5.30-7.00pm
Where: Sydney Trades Hall Auditorium, 4-6 Goulburn St Sydney
Speakers: Frank Stilwell, Emeritus Professor of Political Economy, University of Sydney
Helen Szoke, Chief Executive Officer, Oxfam Australia
John Graham, MLC, Vice President, Evatt Foundation
Chair: Christopher Sheil, Senior Fellow in History, UNSW and President, Evatt Foundation
Hosted by Unions NSW and the Evatt Foundation.
Refreshments provided and books available for purchase and signing.
About the book: 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.
In this book, leading political economist Frank Stilwell provides a comprehensive overview of the nature, causes, and consequences of this growing divide. He 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 alsoshows that, although governments are often committed to ‘growth at all costs’ and‘trickle down’ economics, there are alternative public policies that could be used tonarrow the gap between rich and poor.
Stilwell’s engaging and clear guide to the issues will be indispensable reading for all students, general readers and scholars interested in inequality in political economy, economics, public policy and beyond.