Wealth of opportunity

Document type
Report
Author(s)
Margo, Julia; Bradley, William
Publisher
Demos
Date of publication
9 February 2010
Subject(s)
Social Policy
Corporate subject(s)
Liberal Democrats (Great Britain)
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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This pamphlet argues for a renewed liberal equality agenda based on evidence of the divisive impact of inequality on society and recent findings of the central role that financial security and access to resource plays in life chances and child development.

The Liberal Democrats face a unique opportunity: concern for economic inequality has never been more fashionable or higher in the public mind than in this post- recession era and following the double-scandal of MPs expenses and bankers bonuses. In the wake of the Labour government's failure to effectively tackle inequality, a radical agenda focused on redistributing resource, capitalising disadvantaged families and improving services would cement the reputation of the Liberal Democrats as the vanguard of the contemporary progressive left.

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