Review: Anthony B. Atkinson, Inequality: What can be done?

  • Nigel Hewlett Senior Research fellow Queen Margaret University


This book tells the narrative of the fall in social inequality after the second world war and its subsequent and continuing rise. It then proposes a set of policies to reverse the current trend, which could be implemented in the UK without undermining its capitalist economy. They include a more progressive income tax, with a top rate of 65%, a capital endowment paid to all citizens on their reaching adulthood and guaranteed public employment for job-seekers at the level of the living wage.
How to Cite
Hewlett, N. (2015) “Review: Anthony B. Atkinson, Inequality: What can be done?”, Concept, 6(3), p. 2. Available at: (Accessed: 20May2024).