A recipe for economic justice

Professor Barry Supple outlines key components of an economically just society and explores degrees of justice and fairness in an economy. He describes three important ingredients for achieving economic justice in society: the provision of education, a well-resourced welfare state and a progressive taxation system.

Arts activism and community participation

Chris Chalkley talks about art and activism as a tactic and the People’s Republic of Stokescroft, which provides spaces for artists in Bristol to create public artworks and share their work, engaging with community around a range of social and political issues.

Economic Injustice in history

Professor Robert Beckford explains what an economically just society looks like and explores some of the root causes of social and economic justice in Britain today. He also explores the morality of extreme wealth and, in our podcast series, the legacy of colonialism.

Education to tackle racism

Khady Gueye tells the story of organising a Black Lives Matter demonstration in 2020. She received a fierce backlash and racist abuse as well as tremendous support including from the local police. Khady recognised the need for a long term approach to counter racial and economic injustice which are so connected. She set up the Local Equality Commission, working with partners to tackle racial, political and economic injustice collaboratively.

Equity of health and well-being

Professor Sir Michael Marmot explains that social inequality is about more than just economic inequality, it is also about being able to live a dignified healthy life. Equity of health and well-being, as well as income, can all ensure people are able to participate fully in society.