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Do We Need Economic Inequality? DANNY DORLING University of Oxford ‘Provocative as always, Danny Dorling challenges us with encyclopaedic knowledge, damning statistics and original insights. Thoughtfully, he helps us to envision a better society and to believe that we might achieve it.’ Kate Pickett, University of York In this original new book, Danny Dorling critically analyses historical trends and contemporary assumptions in order to question the idea that inequality is an inevitability. What if, he asks, widespread economic inequality is actually just a passing phase, a feature of the capitalist transition from a settled rural way of life to our next highly urban steadystate? Is it really likely that we face a Blade Runner-style dystopian future divided between a tiny elite and an impoverished mass? Dorling shows how a stabilising population, changing gender relations and rising access to education make a more egalitarian alternative to this nightmare vision not only preferable, but realistic. SERIES: THE FUTURE OF CAPITALISM 190 x 124mm | 192 pages | October 2017 HB | 978-1-5095-1654-4 | £35.00 | $45.00 | €44.90 PB | 978-1-5095-1655-1 | £9.99 | $12.95 | €12.90 ebook available

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Why Can’t You Afford a Home? JOSH RYAN-COLLINS New Economics Foundation In this compelling book, leading economist Josh-Ryan Collins argues that to understand the housing crisis, we must examine a crucial paradox at the heart of modern capitalism. Two of the key ingredients of contemporary capitalist societies, private home ownership and a lightly regulated commercial banking system, are not mutually compatible. Their interaction leads to a ‘feedback cycle’ in which unlimited credit and money flows into an inherently finite supply of viable property, resulting in ever higher house prices. The result is declining levels of home ownership, rising inequality and debt, stagnant growth and financial instability. The only way out of this vicious circle is to radically rethink how we structure our tax and financial systems and accept that home ownership may not always be the solution. SERIES: THE FUTURE OF CAPITALISM 190 x 124mm | 140 pages | September 2018 HB | 978-1-5095-2325-2 | £35.00 | $45.00 | €44.90 PB | 978-1-5095-2326-9 | £9.99 | $12.95 | €12.90 ebook available

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Are Chief Executives Overpaid? DEBORAH HARGREAVES High Pay Centre In this trenchant book, Deborah Hargreaves, director of the High Pay Centre, explains why pay for the top 0.1% has sky-rocketed in the past 20 years. She shows how it emerged as the result of a series of political decisions, and gives a devastating account of how it has created a vicious circle that destabilises our economy and undermines social cohesion. She goes on to demolish the twisted logic of the chief executives who say: ‘I’m worth it,’ when ‘worth it’ means raking in £70m a year. A rigorous exposé of the dysfunctional nature of our ‘winner-takes-all’ economy, this book debunks the myths behind top bosses’ pay and examines a range of pragmatic policies for reversing runaway wage inequality. SERIES: THE FUTURE OF CAPITALISM 190 x 124mm | 140 pages | October 2018 HB | 978-1-5095-2779-3 | £35.00 | $45.00 | €44.90 PB | 978-1-5095-2780-9 | £9.99 | $12.95 | €12.90 ebook available

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