Talking About Economic Inequality

Melbourne School of Government is hosting a series of evening public lectures and engaged conversations on the issue of economic inequality. Prominent invited speakers, from academia and beyond, will look at various dimensions of the question of economic inequality. Is economic inequality increasing and, if so, with what political, environmental and social effects? Does inequality matter if the economic pie is growing? Does it matter how much executives are paid? What is the link between inequality and our tax and welfare system? Is the changing world of work and changing technology increasing inequality or is it inequality-neutral? Are we seeing the re-emergence of class politics or are other forms of division more evident, say between young and old or between ‘rootless’ elites and the rest? These are some of the questions informing this series.