In 1941 George Orwell proposed a 10:1 Maximum Wage:
“A man with £3 a week and a man with £1500 a year can feel themselves fellow creatures, which the Duke of Westminster and the sleepers on the Embankment benches cannot.”
Today, income inequality remains one of the stickiest problems Britain faces.
It affects social mobility, healthcare, crime and much, much more.
The Maximum Wage brings Orwell’s proposal to life, stimulating public conversation and moments of clarity about what money is and how we earn it.