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Amartya Sen: Poverty and the Tolerance of the Intolerable

The Nobel Prize-winning economist delivered the Prospect/Joseph Rowntree Foundation anti-poverty lecture in front of an audience of several hundred people

By Jonathan Derbyshire  
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Professor Amartya Sen with Prospect‘s editor Bronwen Maddox  ©Sophia Schorr-Kon

Listen to a podcast of Amartya Sen’s lecture on “Poverty and the Tolerance of the Intolerable”

Last night, Professor Amartya Sen, the Nobel Prize-winning economist, delivered the Prospect/Joseph Rowntree Foundation anti-poverty lecture in front of an audience of several hundred people at the London School of Economics, with many more watching the live stream online and following #LSEpoverty on Twitter.

Sen took as his title “Poverty and the Tolerance of the Intolerable”. No…

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