The Corruption of Capitalism: Why Rentiers Thrive and Work Does Not Pay
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ISBN : 9781785902178
Category : Economics
Format : Paperback
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"The Basic Income is an idea whose time has come, and Guy Standing has pioneered our understanding of it not just of the concept but of the challenges it is designed to meet: rapid automation and the emergence of a precarious workforce for whom wages derived from work will never be enough. As we move into an age where work and leisure become blurred, and work dissociated from incomes, Standing s analysis is vital." --Paul Mason

"Is it possible to make capitalism work for the many rather than the few? In this thoughtful book, Guy Standing focuses on the central problem of modern capitalism the tendency of great wealth to transform itself into political power that corrupts the political process and generates laws and regulations favouring the wealthy and suggests useful and important solutions." --Robert Reich, Labor Secretary to President Clinton, 1993 97

"Guy Standing's incisive critique of the corruption of rentier capitalism and his description of the potential of the rising precariat should put politicians and ruling elites on the alert." --John McDonnell, shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer


There is a lie at the heart of global capitalism. Politicians, financiers and global bureaucrats claim to believe in free competitive markets, but have constructed the most unfree market system ever. It is corrupt because income
is channelled to the owners of property - financial, physical and intellectual - at the expense of society.



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