The current levels of poverty are neither acceptable nor inevitable for a country as rich as the UK, so what should be done about it?by Prospect Team / November 19, 2013 / Leave a comment
Prospect is delighted to have worked with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation on bringing together a landmark collection of writing on the face of poverty now, which is available to download here for free. This collection brings together voices from across the political spectrum, and offers a range of opinions on what poverty is, its causes, the relationship between state and market and how a better understanding can help to create consensus in achieving a low-poverty UK. The essays include contributions from this country’s leading thinkers in economics, politics, philosophy, medicine and the charity sector including the Master of the New College of Humanities AC Grayling, the philosopher Roger Scruton, the former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, the leading economist Diane Coyle and the Labour peer Maurice Glasman.
Download a free copy of Poverty in the UK: Can it be eradicated?
Read AC Grayling’s essay “What is poverty?”