The global super-rich: a problem or an asset? (27 March 2012)

The global super-rich: a problem or an asset? – wealth, taxes, and inequality in the age of austerity

A seminar organised by the Global Policy Institute

Date: Tuesday 27 March 2012 at 5.30 for 6.00pm

Location: London Metropolitan University, Main Lecture Theatre (JSM-34), 31 Jewry Street, London EC3N 2EY

Who are the Super-Rich? And how powerful are they? How responsible are they for the global financial crisis? Or are they simply the whipping boy for the failures of politicians?

Are the Super-Rich paying enough during this age of austerity? Should they pay more, as argued by, amongst others, Warren Buffet and Bill Gates? And what of taxes on wealth rather than income? How important is equality?

These and other questions will be addressed by experts from across the political spectrum.


Dr. Stephen Barber, Senior Lecturer at London South Bank University, and senior Research Fellow at the Global Policy Institute. Dr Barber is author of a new book ‘Tragedy of Riches’ which will be launched on the night and available for purchase.

Professor Stephen Haseler, Director of the Global Policy Institute and author of, among others, ‘Meltdown UK: There is Another Way’ and ‘The Super-Rich: The Unjust New World of Global Capitalism’.

Mark Littlewood, Director General of the Institute of Economic Affairs.

Howard Reed, Co-Editor of the Compass Plan B for the Economy.

Brendan Donnelly, Director of the Federal Trust will be chairing the event.

The speakers’ presentations will be followed by questions and discussion from the floor and drinks. To attend this event please email James Hannah at [email protected]

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