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 Programm