Why We Can't Afford the Rich 2014

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Opis: Why We Can't Afford the Rich 2014 - Andrew Sayer

As inequalities widen and the effects of austerity deepen, in many countries the wealth of the rich has soared. Why we can't afford the rich exposes the unjust and dysfunctional mechanisms that allow the top 1% to siphon off wealth produced by others, through the control of property and money. Leading social scientist Andrew Sayer shows how over the last three decades the rich worldwide have increased their ability to hide their wealth, create indebtedness and expand their political influence. Written accessibly for a wide readership, this important book uses simple distinctions to burst the myth of the rich as specially talented wealth creators. Furthermore, as the risk of runaway climate change grows, it shows how the rich are threatening the planet by banking on unsustainable growth. The author forcefully argues that the crises of economy and climate can only be resolved by radical change to make economies sustainable, fair and conducive to well-being for all. "A refreshing antidote to a public discourse that has allowed the perpetrators of the financial crisis to make massive gains, while the full burden of costs falls on those innocent of its causes. A must-read for all those who want to reverse that injustice and a wake-up call for the rich." Ann Pettifor, Director, Prime: Policy research in macroeconomics. "Cuts through the hype so often used to defend growing inequality and gets to the core of the problem, with suggestions about where solutions may come from." Danny Dorling, University of Oxford. "Engagingly explains how - and why - we have such trouble seeing what the rich are doing. We are the job creators, they insist. But our rich aren't creating jobs. They're not creating wealth. They're extracting wealth from the rest of us." Sam Pizzigati, Institute for Policy Studies, Washington, D.C., and editor, Too Much. "Unmatched in persuasive argument and compelling illustrations, Andrew Sayer shows how the rich and the super-rich are destroying not just the economy but the planet too. Everyone should read Why we can't afford the rich and spread the word." Michael Burawoy, University of California, Berkeley. "This timely and important book exposes the pernicious influence of the super rich on our economic and social fabric. It underlines the need for radical action to redistribute wealth, rebalance our economy and tackle inequality. A must read for politicians and policymakers alike" Frances O'Grady, TUC General Secretary. "Packed with useful information and insights, this is a useful complement to Thomas Pikkety's Capital in the Twenty First Century, and makes a serious challenge to the many claims propagated by rich people and their minions." Tax Justice NetworkIntroduction; Part I: A Guide to Wealth Extraction; Intro; Slippery Terms and Vital Distinctions; For rent ... for what?; Interest ... for what? or We need to talk about usury; Profit from production: or capitalists and rentiers: what's the difference?; Other ways to skin a cat; Don't the Rich Create Jobs? - and other objections; Part II: Putting the Rich in Context: What Determines What People Get?; Intro To what do we owe our wealth?: Our dependence on the commons; So what determines pay?; The myth of the level playing field; Part III: How the Rich Got Richer: Their Part in the Crisis; Intro; The roots of the crisis; Key winners; Summing up: the crisis and the return of the rentiers; Part IV: Rule by the Rich, for the Rich; Intro; Silent power, pol donations lattice of influence; Hiding it; Illegal? + poachers; What about philanthropy?; Plutonomy; Part V: Ill-gotten and Ill-spent: From Consumption to Ill-Being and CO2; Spending it; Global warming trumps everything; Conclusion: back to basics - what kind of economy do we need?.


Szczegóły: Why We Can't Afford the Rich 2014 - Andrew Sayer

Tytuł: Why We Can't Afford the Rich 2014
Autor: Andrew Sayer
Producent: Policy Press
ISBN: 9781447320791
Rok produkcji: 2014
Ilość stron: 448
Oprawa: Twarda


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Why We Can't Afford the Rich 2014

As inequalities widen and the effects of austerity deepen, in many countries the wealth of the rich has soared. Why we can't afford the rich exposes the unjust and dysfunctional mechanisms that allow the top 1% to siphon off wealth produced by others, through the control of property and money. Leading social scientist Andrew Sayer shows how over the last three decades the rich worldwide have increased their ability to hide their wealth, create indebtedness and expand their political influence. Written accessibly for a wide readership, this important book uses simple distinctions to burst the myth of the rich as specially talented wealth creators. Furthermore, as the risk of runaway climate change grows, it shows how the rich are threatening the planet by banking on unsustainable growth. The author forcefully argues that the crises of economy and climate can only be resolved by radical change to make economies sustainable, fair and conducive to well-being for all. "A refreshing antidote to a public discourse that has allowed the perpetrators of the financial crisis to make massive gains, while the full burden of costs falls on those innocent of its causes. A must-read for all those who want to reverse that injustice and a wake-up call for the rich." Ann Pettifor, Director, Prime: Policy research in macroeconomics. "Cuts through the hype so often used to defend growing inequality and gets to the core of the problem, with suggestions about where solutions may come from." Danny Dorling, University of Oxford. "Engagingly explains how - and why - we have such trouble seeing what the rich are doing. We are the job creators, they insist. But our rich aren't creating jobs. They're not creating wealth. They're extracting wealth from the rest of us." Sam Pizzigati, Institute for Policy Studies, Washington, D.C., and editor, Too Much. "Unmatched in persuasive argument and compelling illustrations, Andrew Sayer shows how the rich and the super-rich are destroying not just the economy but the planet too. Everyone should read Why we can't afford the rich and spread the word." Michael Burawoy, University of California, Berkeley. "This timely and important book exposes the pernicious influence of the super rich on our economic and social fabric. It underlines the need for radical action to redistribute wealth, rebalance our economy and tackle inequality. A must read for politicians and policymakers alike" Frances O'Grady, TUC General Secretary. "Packed with useful information and insights, this is a useful complement to Thomas Pikkety's Capital in the Twenty First Century, and makes a serious challenge to the many claims propagated by rich people and their minions." Tax Justice NetworkIntroduction; Part I: A Guide to Wealth Extraction; Intro; Slippery Terms and Vital Distinctions; For rent ... for what?; Interest ... for what? or We need to talk about usury; Profit from production: or capitalists and rentiers: what's the difference?; Other ways to skin a cat; Don't the Rich Create Jobs? - and other objections; Part II: Putting the Rich in Context: What Determines What People Get?; Intro To what do we owe our wealth?: Our dependence on the commons; So what determines pay?; The myth of the level playing field; Part III: How the Rich Got Richer: Their Part in the Crisis; Intro; The roots of the crisis; Key winners; Summing up: the crisis and the return of the rentiers; Part IV: Rule by the Rich, for the Rich; Intro; Silent power, pol donations lattice of influence; Hiding it; Illegal? + poachers; What about philanthropy?; Plutonomy; Part V: Ill-gotten and Ill-spent: From Consumption to Ill-Being and CO2; Spending it; Global warming trumps everything; Conclusion: back to basics - what kind of economy do we need?.

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