• Sign In
  • Help
  • My Basket0
Hard Times: Inequality, Recession, Aftermath (Paperback)
  • Hard Times: Inequality, Recession, Aftermath (Paperback)
zoom

Hard Times: Inequality, Recession, Aftermath (Paperback)

(author), (author)
£9.99
Paperback 328 Pages / Published: 15/02/2015
  • In stock online

Usually despatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
An analysis of the enduring social costs of the post-2008 economic crisis 2008 was a watershed year for global finance. The banking system was eventually pulled back from the brink, but the world was saddled with the worst slump since the 1930s Depression, and millions were left unemployed. While numerous books have addressed the financial crisis, very little has been written about its social consequences. Journalist Tom Clark draws on the research of a transatlantic team led by Professors Anthony Heath and Robert D. Putnam to determine the great recession's toll on individuals, families, and community bonds in the United States and the United Kingdom. The ubiquitous metaphor of the crisis has been an all-encompassing "financial storm," but Clark argues that the data tracks the narrow path of a tornado-destroying some neighborhoods while leaving others largely untouched. In our vastly unequal societies, disproportionate suffering is being meted out to the poor-and the book's new analysis suggests that the scars left by unemployment and poverty will linger long after the economy recovers. Politicians on both sides of the Atlantic have shown more interest in exploiting the divisions of opinion ushered in by the slump than in grappling with these problems. But this hard-hitting analysis provides a wake-up call that all should heed.

Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300212747
Number of pages: 328
Weight: 318 g
Dimensions: 197 x 127 x 25 mm

You may also be interested in...

A Colossal Failure of Common Sense
Added to basket
Good Italy, Bad Italy
Added to basket
The 13th Labour of Hercules
Added to basket
Who Runs Britain?
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Crucible of Resistance
Added to basket
Freefall
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Whoops!
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Stress Test
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Understanding Financial Crises
Added to basket
Boomerang
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Too Big to Fail
Added to basket
Petromania
Added to basket
£18.99
Paperback
Market Madness
Added to basket
£18.99
Hardback
How Markets Fail
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Planet Ponzi
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.