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Rustat Report on Inequality

On 19 March 2015, experts come together at the Rustat Conference on Inequality to discuss issues facing the contemporary UK, including health, education, social cohesion and housing.

The discussion followed from the publication of Thomas Piketty’s book Capital in the 21st Century, which had reignited debate over inequality in the UK after a 30 year absence from the mainstream political agenda. The book had been widely praised for its scope and for the quantity and quality of the data sets used in its analysis. However, at this Conference experts asked: does Piketty’s overtly economic presentation of inequality tell the full story? Or is there more to learn about the nature, breadth and depth of inequality once we move away from incomes?

A report, inclusing a list of participants and the agenda, can be downloaded here.