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The Resource Why we can't afford the rich, Andrew Sayer

Why we can't afford the rich, Andrew Sayer

Label
Why we can't afford the rich
Title
Why we can't afford the rich
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Sayer
Title variation
  • Why we cannot afford the rich
  • Why we cant afford the rich
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Tone
Writing style
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10411469
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Sayer, R. Andrew
Dewey number
339.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Income distribution
  • Rich people
  • Equality
  • Wealth
  • Equality
  • Income distribution
  • Rich people
  • Wealth
Label
Why we can't afford the rich, Andrew Sayer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-414) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1084602
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 433 pages
Isbn
9781447320791
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781447320791
  • (OCoLC)891607973
Label
Why we can't afford the rich, Andrew Sayer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-414) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1084602
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 433 pages
Isbn
9781447320791
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781447320791
  • (OCoLC)891607973

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