The Richer, The Poorer: How Britain Enriched the Few and Failed the Poor, a 200 Year History (Hardback)
  • The Richer, The Poorer: How Britain Enriched the Few and Failed the Poor, a 200 Year History (Hardback)
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The Richer, The Poorer: How Britain Enriched the Few and Failed the Poor, a 200 Year History (Hardback)

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Hardback 304 Pages / Published: 01/11/2021
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For 200 years, Britain's most powerful elites have been allowed to enrich themselves at the expense of surging inequality and mass poverty. This landmark book charts the roller coaster history of both rich and poor, and the mechanisms that link wealth and impoverishment. Stewart Lansley traces the way financiers and executives have ruthlessly exploited their power to extract existing wealth at the cost of livelihoods and social resilience. He examines the bitter ideological rifts that have driven society back to the extreme divisions of the past. Why, he asks, are rich and poor citizens judged by very different standards, and why is the long 'cycle of privilege' as embedded today as a century earlier?

Publisher: Bristol University Press
ISBN: 9781447363200
Number of pages: 304
Dimensions: 216 x 138 mm

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