My Fair London
Dr Jo Littler talked about her work on meritocracy to My Fair London this week. MFL holds meetings regularly and features guest speakers who work on in/equality like Jo, Danny Dorling and Kate Pickett. It is affiliated to the Equality Trust and describes itself as follows:
“London is one of the most unequal cities in the developed world. A growing body of evidence shows that the greater the gap between rich and poor, the more society is damaged and we all suffer.
As inequality rises so does crime, anxiety, distrust and mental illness increase. Inequality damages the health and educational chances of our children, rich and poor. Inequality fuels London’s housing crisis, and it is bad for the economy, according to dangerous radicals like the Bank of England, the World Bank and the OECD. Economic inequality harms everyone. And these harms cost taxpayers billions. Our extreme inequality is plainly unjust. But London doesn’t have to be like this.
My Fair London campaigns to make London a fairer city, a city where people trust each other, where families can thrive, where people come together. A fairer London would be a more civilised city, a city where life is getting better, a city that leads the world in tackling the many problems that face us.
We are a group of ordinary Londoners. We organise campaigns, support local groups, try to come up with ideas that will make a difference. One particular focus is to try and influence the Mayor of London’s policies.
We are determined to change our city for the better. Get involved. Sign up as a supporter. Check out the blog pages on this site to read more about inequality in London and what needs to be done.”