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.






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

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