Inequality and the 1%

Inequality and the 1%
Author: Danny Dorling
Publisher: Verso Books
Language: English
Pages: 272
Size: 13 x 19.8 cm
Weight: 250 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9781788736473
Availability: In stock
Price: €13.00
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Fully updated new edition: Why we cannot afford the rich in post Brexit Britain.

Since the Great Recession hit in 2008, the 1% has only grown richer while the rest find life increasingly tough. The gap between the haves and the have-nots has turned into a chasm. While the rich have found new ways of protecting their wealth, everyone else has suffered the penalties of austerity.

But inequality is more than just economics. Being born outside the 1% has a dramatic impact on a person’s potential: reducing life expectancy, limiting educational and work prospects, and even affecting mental health.

What is to be done? In Inequality and the 1% leading social thinker Danny Dorling lays bare the extent and true cost of the division in our society and asks what have the super-rich ever done for us? He shows that it is the 1% that threatens us with the most harm and why we must urgently redress the balance.