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Inequality: Good for the rich, bad for the economy?

Four experts give their view at a British Academy debate

By Sameer Rahim  
The Shard, looming over London (PA)

The Shard, looming over London (PA)

“Without justice, society must immediately dissolve.” The words of Scottish philosopher David Hume were quoted by Stewart Sutherland, Chair of the British Academy debate held on 4th October in Edinburgh, which was entitled “Inequality: Good for the rich, bad for the economy?” Sutherland asked what exactly “justice” might mean in a modern meritocratic society. Over the next hour and a half, four expert contributors and an erudite audience set out to find some answers to these questions.

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