The Inequality Debate

5 Feb 2013

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Within cities and countries around the world the gap between the rich and the poor is widening in a global trend that some economists have warned will have detrimental effects on society. In the US which has one of the highest levels of inequality in the West, the richest 10% of Americans receive about half of the nation's income.

In a time when economic growth in many countries is slowing and governments are advocating fiscal austerity, is the question of inequality being factored into the equation?

Join the Frontline Club for this discussion on the problem of inequality globally.

Chaired by Paddy Coulter, a specialist in media and development with over 25 years professional experience. He is director of communications at the Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI) at Oxford University's Department of International Development, he previously worked as Director of Studies at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism.

The Panel

Michael Moran is an author, journalist and editor-in-chief of Renaissance Insights, the thought leadership division of the investment bank Renaissance Capital.

Faiza Shaheen is a senior researcher on economic inequality at The New Economics Foundation. She specialises in drivers of economic inequality and the policy changes needed to support a reversal of current levels of inequality in the UK.

Chris Johnes, the Director of Oxfam's UK Poverty Programme, leading work to tackle growing levels of poverty and inequality in England, Wales and Scotland.

Alex Cobham, head of Research at Save the Children, and co-author of their new report Born Equal.

Charles M. Sennott is the vice president, executive editor and co-founder of GlobalPost.

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