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‘Split: Class Divides Uncovered’ with Ben Tippet ***CANCELLED***
Wednesday April 1, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
‘More than a decade after the financial crisis, Split is a timely reminder of the most important divide that runs through the global economy, and how working people can organise to take back control of their lives. Clearly-argued, incisive and accessible, this book should be required reading for activists everywhere’
– Grace Blakeley, author of ‘Stolen: How to Save the World from Financialisation’
‘This book is essential reading for making sense of society, digging into the realities of class for young people today. It shows how deeply Britain is shaped by class, while also charting out ways people can collectively change this’
– Jamie Woodcock, co-author of ‘The Gig Economy: A Critical Introduction’
‘Neoliberal ideology hinges on the claim that class no longer matters – but as inequalities rise to unprecedented extremes, class divisions are now more prominent than ever. Split is packed with fresh insights into how class structures our world, and what we can do to build a fairer economy’
– Jason Hickel, author of ‘The Divide: Global Inequality from Conquest to Free Markets’
‘Split is an essential introduction to the dimensions of class division that have shaped the modern world. If you want to understand why society has become ever more polarised, and how we might go about fixing it, read this book’
– Laurie Macfarlane, Economics Editor at openDemocracy and co-author of ‘Rethinking the Economics of Land and Housing’
‘Intelligent, lucid and engaging from beginning to end, Tippet’s book is a must-read for those who want to learn the root cause of pervasive inequality that defines our world’
– Brett Scott, author of ‘The Heretic’s Guide to Global Finance: Hacking the Future of Money’
Ben Tippet is an educator, activist, and writer. He is currently doing a PhD at the University of Greenwich, researching the causes of wealth inequality in the UK. He is a researcher for The Transnational Institute and has written for Novara, Stike! and Economy.