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Joseph Stiglitz and Steve Hilton on Inequality

Andrew Marr with the economist Joseph Stiglitz, writer Masha Gessen and political adviser Steve Hilton.

On Start the Week Andrew Marr finds out if it's possible to create a world less impersonal and more equal. David Cameron's former senior adviser, Steve Hilton, believes our governments and institutions are too big, and he argues for a more human-focused society. The US economist Joseph Stiglitz tackles rising inequality in the West and blames the unjust and misguided priorities of neoliberalism. The Russian writer Masha Gessen looks at the struggle between assimilation and alienation as she asks why two brothers turned terrorist, bombing the Boston Marathon.

Producer: Katy Hickman.

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Mon 18 May 2015 21:30

Joseph Stiglitz

Joseph Stiglitz is University Professor of the Columbia Business School, and former Chief Economist at the World Bank.

The Great Divide is published by Penguin.

Steve Hilton

Steve Hilton is co-founder and CEO of the American grassroots political website Crowdpac, and former Director of Strategy for David Cameron.

More Human: Designing a World Where People Come First is published by WH Allen.

Masha Gessen

Masha Gessen is a Russian-American journalist, author and activist.

The Tsarnaev Brothers: The Road to a Modern Tragedy is published by Scribe.

Masha will be speaking at the Free Word Centre as a guest of English PEN on Tuesday 19 May.


Role Contributor
Presenter Andrew Marr
Interviewed Guest Joseph Stiglitz
Interviewed Guest Steve Hilton
Interviewed Guest Masha Gessen
Producer Katy Hickman


  • Mon 18 May 2015 09:00
  • Mon 18 May 2015 21:30