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.