Affordable housing is an urgent issue

Costa Christou is a young man from South London, who, with the organisation Advocacy Academy, took part in creative direct action to tackle the local housing crisis. By lobbying local councillors, and taking advice from a range of community members and organisations, the group obtained a site on which to build affordable housing.

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.

Economic justice and employment

Tessa Gray explains the different types of employment in the UK, the need for a living wage on top of a basic minimum wage, and what changes are necessary in order to bring about economic justice. In our podcast series she explores how economic injustice affects refugees and asylum seekers and other historically excluded people.

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.

Legacy of Empire

Professor Gurminder Bhambra explains the extent of wealth extraction from former British colonies to fund British institutions and the idea that an economically just world is about human value and fair distribution.

Structural economic injustice

Dr. Charlotte MacPherson explains the power of rhetoric that blames people for their own poverty and structural injustices. She focuses on the links between low wages, insecure work and food poverty experienced by young people. In our podcast series, she explores what an economically just society looks like.