Professor Sayer: “The political power of the wealthy is a threat”

prof-richard-sayerwhy we cant afford rich coverProfessor Andrew Sayer (social theory and political economy, Lancaster University), speaking to a gathering in Settle, said:

We cannot continue to provide the rich and super-rich with unearned income. Their political power is a threat to democracy, and their excessive consumption and dependence on never-ending growth are unsustainable.’

He has expanded on this statement in his book Why We Can’t Afford The Rich, which won the 2015 British Academy Peter Townsend prize.

 

 

 

 

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Posted on October 1, 2016, in Democracy undermined and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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