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Yolanda Díaz and Thomas Piketty will talk about inequality at a seminar in Madrid

Yolanda Díaz, Second Vice President of the Government and Minister of Labor, in La Moncloa on December 28 in the press conference after the Council of Ministers. Europa Press News (Europa Press via Getty Images)

The Second Vice President of the Government and Minister of Labor, Yolanda Díaz, and the French economist Thomas Piketty will participate next Friday in a ceremony in Madrid on inequality. The meeting, organized by the Institute of Cultural Studies and a group of researchers from the Paris Institute of Political Studies and the Paris School of Economics, will be in the Columns Room of the Círculo de Bellas Artes at six in the afternoon.

Thomas Piketty, professor at the Paris School of Economics, stands out for his research on inequality and progress towards equity, which has managed to transcend academic limits and have influenced the political and social debate. The event will be moderated by Daniel Fuentes, Piketty's translator into Spanish.

The conversation will be the opening act of the seminar Inequality: a transdisciplinary introduction , taught by Berna León, Javier Soria and Javier Carbonell (associate professors at Sciences Po Paris ), which will be held during the month of February at the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid. The event also comes just a few weeks after the Government closed an agreement with the social agents on the labor reform, which is still pending the approval of Congress to enter into force.

Throughout the course, an attempt will be made to respond to the origins of inequality, how economic, social and cultural inequalities have evolved in advanced economies will be analyzed, and They will study some of the different possible ways of dealing with them. The seminar will be attended by experts on inequality in Spain, such as Clara Martínez Toledano, Máriam Martínez-Bascuñán, Borja Barragué and Guillem Vidal, among others.

With this new event, Díaz continues with a series of meetings with great personalities in the midst of building a left-wing platform that he would lead in the next general elections. In December he traveled to the Vatican to meet with Pope Francis, in a meeting that sources close to the Minister of Labor described as “exciting.” With the Pontiff he talked about climate change and, also, about the importance of “decent work” to improve the lives of Spaniards.

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