Tom Clark introduces his run of four essays about the role of assets in social injustice – and progressive ideas to spread ownership.
Tom Clark is a journalist who takes a special interest in social science and its application to the problem of poverty. Before joining JRF as a Fellow, he spent five years as Editor of Prospect, Britain’s leading current affairs monthly. Prior to that he was at the Guardian, writing daily editorials on social policy and economics, running its opinion polling and eventually becoming the paper’s chief leader writer. Earlier on, he did a spell as an adviser in Whitehall, and another at the Institute for Fiscal Studies researching inequality. Tom is a regular podcaster, fronting weekly shows at both the Guardian and Prospect, and has written books including Hard Times: Inequality, Recession Aftermath (Yale). Alongside his work for JRF, Tom remains as a Contributing Editor at Prospect and is also a Visiting Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford.