Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 May 2015

236 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9780719096396

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The Great Forgetting

The Past, Present and Future of Social Democracy and the Welfare State

Jack Lawrence Luzkow

Published by Manchester University Press

  • We should no longer coddle the 1 percent by reducing their taxes, granting them excessive and obscene corporate salaries, and bailing them out when they speculate with other people's money and fail
  • The happiest people in the world are living in Scandinavia where they are shielded by a protective state, and where family values actually mean something
  • The US and UK governments subsidize rich bankers with taxpayer money, then stand by while those same taxpayers are evicted from their homes
  • The 1 percent don't create as much wealth as they claim; they just own it The rest of us create wealth, we just don't own it
  • Inequality costs a lot more than you think, it is both the cause and consequence of the Great Recession

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