Most people agree that inequality is too extreme and needs to be reduced.
Dr Jason Hickel is a Professor at the Institute for Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA-UAB), Visiting Senior Fellow at the London School of Ec... onomics, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He is the author of The Divide and Less is More
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