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Waterstones Birmingham

Inequality of Wealth Book Launch

Join Liam for his Inequality of Wealth Book Launch in Birmingham

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Inequality of Wealth Book Launch
Inequality of Wealth Book Launch

Time & Location

18 Jan 2024, 18:30 – 20:30

Waterstones Birmingham, 24-26 High St, Birmingham, B4 7SL

About the event

Liam Byrne MP will be in conversation with Jess Phillips discussing his new book The Inequality of Wealth. Why it matters and how to fix it. 

The super-rich have never had it so good. But millions of us can’t afford a home, an education or a pension. And unless we change course soon, the future will be worse. Much worse. Yet, it doesn’t have to be like this. 

In this bold new book, The Inequality of Wealth. Why it matters and how to fix it, former Treasury Minister, Liam Byrne, explains the fast-accelerating inequality of wealth; warns how it threatens our society, economy, and politics; shows where economics got it wrong – and lays out a path back to common sense, with five practical new ways to rebuild an old ideal: the wealth-owning democracy.

Liam will be answering questions from Jess Phillips and signing copies of the book. 

Liam Byrne is the Labour MP for Birmingham Hodge Hill, a member of His Majesty's Privy Council, elected Chair of the Global Parliamentary Network on the World Bank and IMF and Chair of the House of Commons Business and Trade Select Committee. He is a former Gwilym Gibbon Research Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford, Honorary Professor at the University of Birmingham and author of over twenty publications on economics, foreign policy and public service reform.

Jess Phillips is a Labour Party politician who became the MP for the constituency of Birmingham Yardley at the 2015 general election.

Jess is committed to improving the lives of others, especially the most vulnerable. Before becoming an MP, Jess worked for Women’s Aid in the West Midlands developing services for victims of domestic abuse, sexual violence, human trafficking and exploitation. She became a local Councillor in 2012, where she worked tirelessly to support residents. Her hard work was recognised when she became Birmingham's first ever Victims Champion.

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