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The Fair Society series: understanding inequality, meritocracy and mobility

The Policy Institute has partnered with the newly established Fairness Foundation to explore issues of fairness, inequality and meritocracy with some of the world's leading thinkers. In a series of online events, they'll discuss their ideas and work with other leading experts and look at how we can move closer to a world in which everyone has equal chances in life.


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Michael Sandel on The Tyranny of Merit: What's Become of the Common Good?

What accounts for our polarised public life, and how can we begin to heal it? Political philosopher Michael Sandel offers a surprising answer: those who have flourished need to look in the mirror. Sandel and our panel discuss why we need to reconsider the meaning of success and recognise the role of luck in order to create a less rancorous, more generous civic life.

Sir Michael Marmot on The Health Gap: The Challenge of an Unequal World

20 January 2022 | 16:30–17:30

Selina Todd on Snakes and Ladders: The Great British Social Mobility Myth

23 February 2022 | 17:00–18:00

Minouche Shafik on What We Owe Each Other: A New Social Contract

31 March 2022 | 13:00–14:00