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Why the left needs to take wealth seriously, again

Authors

  • John Hills,

    1. Professor of social policy and director of the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE) at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
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  • Howard Glennerster

    1. Professor emeritus at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Together with Francesca Bastagli, Frank Cowell, Eleni Karagiannaki and Abigail McKnight, they are co-authors of Wealth in the UK: Distribution, Accumulation, and Policy (2013, Oxford University Press).
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Abstract

With wealth inequalities high and recognised to be crucial to life chances, John Hills and Howard Glennerster survey the recent history of the wealth tax debate and argue that politicians need to take a brave step down the difficult path to reform.

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