On Tuesday evening, the society hosted Professor Len Shackleton, Dean of the Business School at the University of East London. His topic was pay inequality, and he made the case against popular concerns regarding bankers' bonuses, the 'exploitation' of the poorest and the pay gap between men and women. The video is now available, and supplies an excellent antidote to the hysteria about city fat-cats and the worrying extension of state power at the heart of the new Equality bill:
Professor Shackleton's recent monograph on the causes of the pay gap, 'Should We Mind the Gap?' is now available online from the Institute of Economic Affairs, where he also contributes to the blog. We are extremely grateful for the complimentary copies of the book that the Institute provided for the event.