Very exciting to see a significant US Presidential candidate setting out how inequality is one of the central problems facing America. The UK (and London) not there yet, but the international child poverty figures he uses show the UK is second only to the US in levels of child poverty. London has been leading Britain towards a more unequal society, where the very richest take more and more. It would be great to see some of our Mayoral candidates learning some positive from America.
Check out the video at https://berniesanders.com/issues/income-and-wealth-inequality/
2016 MFL Programme
We have monthly meetings often with prominent speakers held at UCLH, 250 Euston Rd, London. Please sign up for more details
Our current dates for 2016 are:
If machines produce everything we need, the outcome will depend on how things are distributed. Everyone can enjoy a life of luxurious leisure if the machine-produced wealth is shared, or most people can end up miserably poor if the machine-owners successfully lobby against wealth redistribution. So far, the trend seems to be toward the second option, with technology driving ever-increasing inequality.
Latest Interim Report from London Fairness Commission
Lord Victor Adebowale, Chair of the London Fairness Commission, said of the report:
‘Our interim report draws attention to the shadow of unfairness that hangs over London. Now we want to understand what Londoners think should be done to dispel it. We want to harness the talent, energy, creativity and sheer can-do attitude of Londoners to create a fairer city’
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My Fair London
My Fair London is an autonomous, self-organized group of Londoners who have come together to make our city a fairer, more equal place to live.
Many members of the group were initially inspired by The Spirit Level by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett, but since we formed in 2009, the evidence that current gross levels of inequality are bad for everyone keeps on stacking up. My Fair London is affiliated to the Equalities Trust – the national charity formed to share the evidence of the harm inequality is doing to us all, and to campaign for a fairer society.
We meet on a monthly basis and organize a range of campaigns and actions to make London a fairer city.