Should we put a hard limit on the amount of wealth one person can hoard?
We all notice when the poor get poorer: when there are more rough sleepers; food bank queues start to grow. But if the rich become richer, there is nothing much to see in public and, for most of us, daily life doesn’t change. Or at least, not immediately.
In an eye-opening intervention, philosopher and economist Ingrid Robeyns joins us to expose the true extent of our wealth problem, which has spent the past fifty years silently spiralling out of control. In moral, political, economic, social, environmental, and psychological terms, she will show, extreme wealth is not only unjustifiable but harmful to us all – the rich included.
In place of our current system, Robeyns will offer a breathtakingly clear alternative: limitarianism. The answer to so many of the problems posed by neoliberal capitalism – and the opportunity for a vastly better world – lies in placing a hard limit on the wealth that any one person can accumulate.