Stealing the silver: How we take from the dispossessed, the poor and our own children - Professor Michael Mainelli - Gresham College Lectures

There are numerous cases where well-meaning people find themselves defending amoral, or perhaps even immoral, economics. Regressive taxes, the BBC licence fee, pollution, the Common Agricultural Policy, postcode lotteries and pensions appropriations are all examples where wealth or risk are transferred among segments of the population, or among generations, with social and ethical consequences. What lessons, if any, can help us to understand what we're doing, and do it better? All our lectures are available for free download from the Gresham College website, in video, audio or text formats: http://www.gresham.ac.uk Gresham College professors and guest speakers have been giving free public lectures in central London since 1597. This tradition continues today and you can attend any of our lectures, or watch or listen to them on our website. Website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk Twitter: http://twitter.com/GreshamCollege Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gresham-College/14011689941

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