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'How Rich is Too Rich?' with Ingrid Robeyns & Guido Alfani

What if we could get the super-rich to contribute their fair share? On Monday, June 24, we welcome Ingrid Robeyns and Guido Alfani for a lecture on the moral, ethical, political and economic arguments against the limitless accumulation of wealth.

How much money is too much? Is it ethical and democratic for an individual to accumulate an unlimited amount of wealth and then spend it however he or she pleases? Many of us believe the answer to that is no, but what can we do about it? And why did we let this happen?

In “As Gods Among Men: A History of the Rich in the West,” economic historian Guido Alfani powerfully identifies the current concentration of wealth as a historical anomaly. He illustrates that the super-rich have always shown a sense of responsibility throughout the centuries. They would contribute to central expenditure, for example in times of war and famine.

Philosopher Ingrid Robeyns offers a thought-provoking perspective in her book 'Limitariansm: The Case Against Extreme Wealth'. She examines the moral, ethical, political and economic arguments against the limitless accumulation of wealth and comes up with a solution that is as clear as it is radical.

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Mon 24 Jun
20:00 - 22:00

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Monday 24 June

20:00 - 22:00
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