The Cost of Inequality Stewart Lansley
Written by Stewart Lansley
Publication Date: February 28, 2012
How are we to regain economic growth? In this seminal new book based on 60 years of data, economist Stewart Lansley shows that economic equality is necessary for economic growth. Like a tumour, the economy for the rich has grown at least 10-fold in countries like Britain and the US, sucking in ever-increasing quantities money away from circulating in the real economy. 30 years after the creed that inequality is good for us all became common wisdom, it is clear that the experiment has failed and a world of two economies has grown up. In order to regain growth in the west, we need to dismantle the economy of the rich if we want to prevent a permanent recession.
\'Compelling... urgent.\' Times Higher Education Supplement New Statesman Book of the Year Peter Wilby \'Devastating.\' Nial Cooper, Church Action on Poverty \'Seminal.\' Neal Lawson, guardian.co.uk \'Very timely.\' David Smith, Sunday Times
About the Author
Stewart Lansley is an economist, financial journalist and broadcaster. A leading authority on wealth and poverty, he has written on economics, business and social policy for a variety of academic and specialist journals as well as the Guardian, the Independent, The Times and the New Statesman. Previously he wrote Topman: How Philip Green Built His High Street Empire (2006 selling over 10,000 copies 9781845131685/9781845131005) and of Londongrad (2009 9781845131685).
Publisher: Gibson Square Books (February 28, 2012)