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The corruption of capitalism : why rentiers thrive and work does not pay, Guy Standing

Label
The corruption of capitalism : why rentiers thrive and work does not pay
Title
The corruption of capitalism
Title remainder
why rentiers thrive and work does not pay
Statement of responsibility
Guy Standing
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
We live in an age of extreme inequality, in which the remedies we think we understand seem to have no effect while the rich go on getting richer. We are repeatedly told that work is the best route out of poverty, yet in 2014 more of the income-poor in the UK were in jobs rather than out of them. Guy Standing reveals the devastating effects of the construction of a global market economy. At the heart of the problem is the construction by successive governments, working in the interests of elites, of the most unfree market system ever created. This is a system in which property - financial, physical and intellectual - is controlled by a tiny but enormously powerful rentier class, at the expense of all the rest of us.The rental income obtained from assets and from the exploitation of scarce resources from oil to pharmaceutical licences has rapidly become the dominant force in the global economy, aided by government subsidies, tax breaks and systemically corrupt deals.The book reveals the extent to which global capitalism has been rigged in favour of rent-seekers to the detriment of workers - not just those in low-paid and precarious employment, but the professionals and entrepreneurs we like to think of as the drivers of our economy. The implications of the 'age of rentier capitalism' go beyond the economic sphere as the plutocracy fund and influence political parties, while media ownership is concentrated in the hands of a few powerful individuals. The Corruption of Capitalism shows why, in the interests of democracy and our common wealth, the rise of rentier capitalism must be resisted. If it is not, we risk dire social and political consequences
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Standing, Guy
Dewey number
333.01/2
Index
index present
LC call number
HB401
LC item number
.S73 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rent (Economic theory)
  • Rent (Economic theory)
  • Kapitalismus
  • Kapitaleinkünfte
  • Vermögensverteilung
Label
The corruption of capitalism : why rentiers thrive and work does not pay, Guy Standing
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-336) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • The scourge of debt
  • 5.
  • Plunder of the commons
  • 6.
  • Labour brokers: the precariat bears the strain
  • 7.
  • The corruption of democracy
  • 8.
  • Rent asunder: the precariat's revolt
  • Glossary of acronyms
  • Endnotes
  • Index
  • Preface
  • 1.
  • The origins of our times
  • 2.
  • The shaping of rentier capitalism
  • 3.
  • The plague of subsidies
Control code
954428078
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 352 pages
Isbn
9781785900440
Lccn
2016417451
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)954428078
Label
The corruption of capitalism : why rentiers thrive and work does not pay, Guy Standing
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-336) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • The scourge of debt
  • 5.
  • Plunder of the commons
  • 6.
  • Labour brokers: the precariat bears the strain
  • 7.
  • The corruption of democracy
  • 8.
  • Rent asunder: the precariat's revolt
  • Glossary of acronyms
  • Endnotes
  • Index
  • Preface
  • 1.
  • The origins of our times
  • 2.
  • The shaping of rentier capitalism
  • 3.
  • The plague of subsidies
Control code
954428078
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 352 pages
Isbn
9781785900440
Lccn
2016417451
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)954428078

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