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Does the richness of the few benefit us all?

Author: Zygmunt Bauman
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity Press, 2013. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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It is commonly assumed that the best way to help the poor out of their misery is to allow the rich to get richer, that if the rich pay less taxes then all the rest of us will be better off, and that in the final analysis the richness of the few benefits us all. And yet these commonly held beliefs are flatly contradicted by our daily experience, an abundance of research findings and, indeed, logic. Such bizarre  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Zygmunt Bauman
ISBN: 9780745671086 074567108X 9780745671093 0745671098 0745679196 9780745679198
OCLC Number: 830351070
Description: v, 101 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Just how unequal are we today? --
Why do we put up with inequality? --
Some big lies on which a bigger one floats --
Words against deeds : an afterthought.
Responsibility: Zygmunt Bauman.
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* Zygmunt Bauman is one of the most original and influential social thinkers of out time. * Renowned sociologist, Zygmunt Bauman, reflects upon the startling and worrying facts of social  Read more...

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' Bauman lists and scrutinizes the tacit assumptions and unreflected-upon convictions upon which such opinions are grounded, finding them one by one to be false, deceitful and misleading.' Expofairs

 
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