Category Archives: Class

Food for thought: a TED talk by Richard Wilkinson on the harming of economic inequalities in societies

Have you ever wondered why we should try to reduce wealth inequalities in societies? Here I leave you with a very thought provoking talk by Richard G. Wilkinson, emeritus Professor of social epidemiology at the University of Nottingham, where he shows us … Continue reading

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Would equality really work? Do human crowds act intelligently?

Wolfgang Teubert, Emeritus Professor in the English Language and Applied Linguistics department at the University of Birmingham, has kindly sent us part of his reflections on economic (in)equality in society. In the text (click the link below), he discusses on … Continue reading

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On the benefits of economic equality

One of the arguments surrounding wealth inequality and the possibility to develop policies aimed at solve this problem is that an equal society is a dangerous idea. The following article, published in July 2017 by The Internationalist, explores some of the benefits that … Continue reading

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Is US an example to follow?

When discussing with friends and colleagues about different stuff, one of the ideas that somehow frequently come to our conversations is that US seems to have been creating a path we are, one way or another, trying to follow. Competitive … Continue reading

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DINEQ goes to Auckland!

We are happy to announce DINEQ will be in the next Sociolinguistics Symposium, to be held at the University of Auckland, in New Zealand. We will be discussing maternity leave and economic inequality in the British press. We´d love to … Continue reading

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The psychology of inequality

The New Yorker has recently published an article in which it is argued that “much of the damage done by being poor comes from feeling poor”, according to researchers. The link between psychology and inequality is explained here. Enjoy the … Continue reading

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Will we be able to retire in what Fleming calls “the new dark ages”?

Peter Fleming, Professor of Business and Society at City University of London, publishes today an opinion article in which he states that only wealthy people will be able to retire in future. The article discusses some of the consequences such scenario would … Continue reading

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