Capitalism and wealth accumulation: Does inequality matter?

23 July 2014, 12.30pm
The Auditorium at Bloomberg European Head Quarters, City Gate House, 39 – 45 Finsbury Square, EC2A 1PQ.

A lunch time panel discussion

Capitalism and wealth accumulation: Does inequality matter?

Hosted by the Institute of Economic Affairs and Bloomberg

Wednesday 23 July 2014, 12.30-2.00pm.

The Institute of Economic Affairs and Bloomberg invite you to a panel discussion on Capitalism and wealth accumulation: Does inequality matter? The event is to be held on Wednesday 23 July 2014, between 12.30pm and 2.00pm.

The event will begin with a lunch reception followed by a panel discussion and Q&A session.

The financial collapse, ongoing austerity measures and a squeeze on living standards has resulted in a feeling of animosity towards capitalism, wealth accumulation and excessive bonuses. This theme is highlighted in the recent popularity of Thomas Piketty’s new book ‘Capital in the Twenty-First Century’. But does the existence of inequality matter?

Moderated by:

·         Simon Kennedy – European Economy Reporter, Bloomberg News

Confirmed speakers:

·         Philip Booth -- Editorial and Programme Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs

·         The Rt Hon Lord Lamont of Lerwick – Chancellor or the Exchequer (1990 – 1993)

·         Matt Ridley – Times columnist and member of the House of Lords

More guest speakers still to come.

The panel discussion will be held in the Auditorium at Bloomberg European Head Quarters, City Gate House, 39 – 45 Finsbury Square, EC2A 1PQ. Please be sure to arrive promptly.

If you would like to attend please RSVP to conferences@bloomberg.net, stating the title of the event in the subject line of the email. This event is strictly RSVP only so please register if you would like to attend.