At a recent LSE talk, Danny Dorling argued that we should stay in the European Union. Here, he unpicks the absurdity of some of the arguments against our EU membership. Those for Brexit are not only likely to come from areas with few immigrants, but they want highly-skilled lowly-paid young Europeans out of the country, all while British expat pensioners rely […]
Five minutes with Danny Dorling: “The current increase in global inequality is completely unsustainable”
Rising inequality is one of the most pressing political issues. In an interview with EUROPP’s editor Stuart Brown, Danny Dorling discusses the problems posed by inequality, the situation within the UK, and why the current trends are likely to prove unsustainable.
Although many social scientists, most notably Thomas Piketty, have provided evidence of rising inequality across Europe and the rest of […]
Five minutes with Danny Dorling: “The rise in income and wealth inequality that began from the 1970s onwards has become a housing problem in the end”
Danny Dorling is Professor of Geography at the University of Oxford. His most recent book is entitled All That Is Solid: The Great Housing Disaster (published by Allen Lane in spring 2014). In this interview with Joel Suss, managing editor of the British Politics and Policy blog, he traces the roots of the housing crisis in the UK, connects the […]
Debates about the cultural aspects of class risk distracting us from the brute material reality of how much class actually matters
Danny Dorling reflects on the Great British Class Survey and the public debate it has generated. He outlines some of the challenges that have been raised about the underlying research before discussing the media debate it sparked and the telling fixation on cultural class which characterised it. You should be wary of on-line calculators that allow you to type in your […]