Summary of Prosperity and Justice

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The United Kingdom faces some contentious economic challenges. The Institute for Public Policy Research Commission on Economic Justice – constituted after the Brexit vote and comprised of independent experts – sets out a plan for how to address those issues, which include uneven economic growth and increasing income inequality. Investors and executives doing business in Britain will find this text a worthwhile roadmap.

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The Institute for Public Policy Research Commission on Economic Justice examines critical political and economic issues in post-Brexit Britain.



The overall UK economy is strong and employment is high, yet beneath the surface lies a broad malaise. Not enough people are thriving. Income and wealth inequality are among the highest in Europe. Two-fifths of national income goes to the top 10% of earners. Fiscal austerity, low interest rates and quantitative easing have produced little growth. The British economy needs to democratize wealth at its source, not simply redistribute it. Evidence supports the premise that pursuing “prosperity and economic justice together” produces more robust and stable economies. Britain has an urgent need to rebalance “economic power,” which requires an entire system overhaul. Ten recommendations...

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