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Martin O’Neill - TDC Board Member; Professor at the University of York

Martin O’Neill - TDC Board Member; Professor at the University of York

Martin O’Neill is a professor of political philosophy at the University of York. Martin holds a bachelor’s degree from Balliol College, University of Oxford, and a Ph.D. from Harvard University. He previously worked at the University of Cambridge and the University of Manchester and has been a visiting fellow at the Université Catholique de Louvain.

Martin works primarily at the intersection of political philosophy, political economy and public policy, and has written on issues including taxation, monetary policy, labour unions, insurance regulation, and responses to climate change. His work focuses on both the theory and practice of social justice, and on the justification of different kinds of policy responses to issues of social and economic inequality.

Martin is co-editor of Property-Owning Democracy: Rawls and Beyond (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012; paperback  2014), and of Taxation: Philosophical Perspectives, (Oxford University Press, 2018). With Joe Guinan of The Democracy Collaborative, he is co-author of The Case for Community Wealth Building (Polity Press, 2019). He has been a member of the UK Labour Party’s Community Wealth Building Unit (CWBU) since its inception in 2018 and is a commissioning editor of Renewal: a Journal of Social Democracy.

Originally from London, Martin has now been living in the north of England for a dozen years. Despite living a long way from London, his four children share his love of Arsenal FC.

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