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Author Taylor, Paul Graham.

Title The careless state : wealth and welfare in Britain today / Paul Taylor.

Publication Info. London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2010.


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Description 1 online resource (ix, 230 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The Trickle-Up Effect -- How the Somewhat Better Off Became Much Worse Off, and Why it Made Them Angry -- The Strange Ways of Spending and Saving Public Money in Britain and Their Consequences -- Projecting the Trends -- How the Bubble was Inflated in Britain -- and Elsewhere -- and the Trouble it Caused -- In the Company of Über-Capitalists -- Good Things and Bad Things -- A Modern Walden -- Reflections in the Storm.
Summary "This book considers the social and economic damage wrought by neo-liberalism, in Britain and beyond. Paul Taylor analyses the effects of the increasing inequalities of income and wealth in recent years, concluding that a wide range of problems for the middle sections of society can be traced to the appearance of a class of the 'über-rich', the example they set and the demands they make. He takes the view that what has happened is the opposite of the much vaunted 'trickle-down effect'; there is actually a 'trickle-up effect' not only in the distribution of wealth but also in the ownership of property and access to education, medicine and the law. He goes on to look at the government's failure to deal effectively with these problems, putting them in the context of the need to deal with the threat of terrorism and the effects of globalization. The book is highly relevant to the current crisis in the global financial system, especially with regard to its effects in the UK and USA, but it places that crisis in the context of wider developments."--Publisher's description.
Note Print version record.
Local Note Bloomsbury Publishing Bloomsbury Open Access
Language English.
Subject Wealth -- Great Britain.
Income distribution -- Social aspects -- Great Britain.
Equality -- Great Britain.
Financial crises.
Great Britain -- Economic conditions -- 1997-
Great Britain -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Economic Policy.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Government & Business.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Development -- Economic Development.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Development -- Business Development.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Structural Adjustment.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Development -- General.
Economic history. (OCoLC)fst00901974
Equality. (OCoLC)fst00914456
Financial crises. (OCoLC)fst00924607
Income distribution -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst00968686
Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01919811
Wealth. (OCoLC)fst01172973
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
Sociology & Social History.
Business & Economics.
Economic History.
Social Conditions.
Social Sciences.
Chronological Term Since 1997
Other Form: Print version: Taylor, Paul Graham. Careless state. London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2010 9781849660013 (OCoLC)429604124
ISBN 9781849663557 (electronic book)
1849663556 (electronic book)
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