The Cost of Inequality attracting good reviews and sold to China
23 Dec 2011
Stewart Lansley’s The Cost of Inequality has been gathering good reviews and has just been sold to China.
Peter Wilby selected it as his Book of the Year in the New Statesman writing:
Stewart Lansley’s The Cost of Inequality (Gibson Square, £17.99) exposes the truth about the economic catastrophe that afflicts the western world: neoliberalism has created consumer societies in which millions are so poor that they cannot afford to consume.
Nial Cooper in Church Action on Poverty stated:
Essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the reasons behind the astonishing growth in inequality in the UK and US over the past 30 years – and why it helped to bring about the unprecedented economic crisis we are all now facing. Readable, well-argued and a devastating critique of neo-liberal laissez-faire economics that has allowed the growth of a new generation of super-rich ‘Robber Barrons’ …
Times Higher Education Supplement said:
Lansley adds value, making the forceful case that the rapid rise in wages and profits in the financial sector crowded out other forms of private-sector growth…..his second line of thought is equally compelling…. the central arguments of Lansley’s book - and the solutions he proposes - deserve a wide hearing and an urgent place on the policy agenda.
The full review can be found at www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=418488&c=1