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- ISBN: 9780856835032
- Pages: 224pp
- Size: 234mm x 156mm
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“If a free society cannot help the many who are poor,
they cannot save the few who are rich.”
John F Kennedy, Inaugural Speech, Jan 1961
“Governments across the world are grappling with the increasingly toxic issue of social and economic inequalities … Burgess contributes some bold and imaginative ideas…”
Professor David Wilson, Emeritus Professor and Pro-Chancellor, De Montfort University
“A sound, common sense approach to engaging business for the greater good where we all can profit … Burgess offers a practical agenda to engage the philosophy of a corporate social conscience …”
David A Kerfoot MBE DL
“Long before Piketty quantified it, some thinkers realized that a chasm of inequality had been opening up over the past twenty-five years … Burgess was one of these early thinkers … The analysis and solutions Burgess puts forward are radical and urgently in need of implementation.” Prof. Chris Green,
Formerly Associate Professor in the Faculty of Humanities, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
“A century ago, civic-minded business people who understood how concentrated wealth undermines our democracy helped launch the struggle that toppled America’s original plutocracy. In Income for me/ wealth for we, Burgess reignites that civic-minded spirit.” Sam Pizzigati, Associate Fellow, Institute for Policy Studies, Washington DC and author of The Rich Don’t Always Win
“… outlines an agenda to build balance again with greater opportunity, a healthy middle class and a productive environment for the continued creation of wealth for the benefit of all, not just the few.”
Chuck Collins, author of Born on Third Base, Senior Scholar, Institute for Policy Studies, Washington DC, co-editor of Inequality.org. Co-founder of Wealth for the Common Good and Patriotic Millionaires
Are you angered by the high level of inequality but frustrated about what to do?
From Here to Prosperity tells you how we can resolve this together. It is not another lengthy, learned work on the extent of the problem, it is about how to fix it, build a sustainable economy and bring greater social justice. This refreshing book is a must-read for anyone who wants to see a better life for themselves and the millions who suffer unnecessary financial hardship and pressure every day. It is written in a common sense style to encourage discussion and immediate action.
Research shows that high levels of inequality are bad for us all (The Spirit Level, Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett). Polls show that extreme inequality is a key issue for voters and that most people expect the government to take effective action. But they don’t, Why? Because we don’t push them hard, show our true feelings. Voting is not enough, a strong determined social movement is required to press our politicians to act boldly and transform our society for the better, for all, not just the few.
From Here to Prosperity is a handbook for this social movement, this political revolution. It sets out a very clear bold agenda for action. This agenda is based on the principle of “Income for me/wealth for we”. We keep more of the income we earn and we share more equitably the wealth we create jointly. There are just five key interlinked policy initiatives in the Agenda for Progressive Prosperity and they could all be kick started on Day One of any new political administration and see positive results within three years, to ensure that our democracy works for us all, not just the few.
Now is the time to act. First step: buy this book.
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John Kay, Financial Times 27th Dec 2009
“If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, they cannot save the few who are rich.”
John F Kennedy, Inaugural Speech, Jan 1961
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