I'm on the advisory board of CLASS and so am pleased to share the following even though I can't be there:
Class Parliamentary Launch - Why Inequality Matters
5.30pm, Wednesday 31 October 2012
Committee Room 16, House of Commons, London
The Parliamentary launch of Class will be centred around our latest publication, Why Inequality Matters, which presents key findings from the ground-breaking book The Spirit Level by Professors Kate Pickett and Richard Wilkinson.
Why Inequality Matters demonstrates that economic inequality harms everyone but in the aftermath of the greatest economic crisis since the Depression of the 1930s the wealth divide between the richest and the rest continues to grow. In the UK, real wages have fallen by 7% in the last 2 years - and are still falling- while personal fortunes at the top are continuing to rise.
- Emily Thornberry MP
- Owen Jones - Independent Columnist and Policy and Media Advisor to Class
- Jon Trickett MP
- Professor Richard Wilkinson - Founder of The Equality Trust and author of The Spirit Level
Find out more about Class and Why Inequality Matters by coming to our Parliamentary launch. Please register your interest in attending here: http://classonline.org.uk/