Although the Edwardian period may in retrospect appear to have been a golden age, it was in reality a time of much turbulence in the political and social fields. There were long and often violent strikes in the docks and coalmines as well as in other less vital industries.
ISBN 9780856832628 | Price: £7.95
Ricardo’s Law judges Tony Blair’s decade in power. The author marshals the evidence to address four indictments of how the modern state operates, and how New Labour failed to advance its agenda. Blair was given a mandate to modernise Britain’s institutions and include everyone in the prosperity of the nation. Fred Harrison explains why this prospectus could not be realised, because tax policies continue to favour the rich and penalise the poor.
ISBN 9780856832413 | Price: £18.95
In the five years since the first edition appeared, events have unfolded as predicted. In 2005 the consensus among forecasters was that the boom in house prices would cool to an annual 2 or 3% rise over the following years. In fact, in keeping with the ‘winner’s curse’ phase of the cycle described by the author, prices have risen by more than 10% per annum in Britain.
ISBN 9780856832543 | Price: £17.95
Land rights confer wealth, but not uniformly. Location matters – building Canary Wharf in a desert without the associated infrastructure would not have made anyone richer. The same effort and investment on a prime site yields a far better return than on a marginal one.
ISBN 9780856832512 | Price: £8.95
The author discusses the nature of the Social Conscience and the moral values that it embodies. Seeking to do what is right, motivated by a sympathetic awareness of others, driven by the instinct to care and acknowledging the necessity to share, the Social Conscience expresses innate moral values.
ISBN 9780856832482 | Price: £19.95
Redistributing ever-growing levels of taxation has always been the major weapon for alleviating poverty but what is the cause of poverty? Andrew MacLaren MP, inspired by Henry George, saw clearly the underlying reasons. His views, and the solution to this grave social problem, which were endorsed by no less than five Prime Ministers, make fascinating reading.
ISBN 9780856831942 | Price: £12.95
First published in 1879, Progress and Poverty has old millions of copies around the world. This masterpiece of political economy goes to the root cause of why economic development causes wealth and want to increase side by side.
ISBN 9780911312980 | Price: £9.95