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Rethinking Britain : Policy Ideas for the Many.

Author: Sue Konzelmann; Susan Himmelweit
Publisher: Bristol : Policy Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Rethinking Britain presents a range of ideas from some of the country's most influential thinkers, offering solutions which, if implemented, would lead to a fairer society. This book is an essential aid for citizens who are interested in critiquing inequalities while looking to build a better future.
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Konzelmann, Sue.
Rethinking Britain : Policy Ideas for the Many.
Bristol : Policy Press, ©2019
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sue Konzelmann; Susan Himmelweit
ISBN: 9781447352556 1447352556 9781447352549 1447352548 9781447352532 144735253X
OCLC Number: 1119627617
Notes: 6. How much would high-quality childcare cost and how would we pay for it?
Description: 1 online resource (289 pages)
Contents: Front cover; Halftitle Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of tables and figures; The contributors; Foreword; Introduction; Interlude: 'Mirror, mirror, on the wall --
who has the highest debt of all?'; Part One: Building a full-employment economy; Introduction; 1. When is austerity an appropriate economic policy?; 2. Using the budget to manage output and employment; 3. Why assessing the equality impact of economic policies matters; 4. How should we manage inflation?; 5. What should guide monetary policy?; 6. Does the UK really have too much debt? 7. The macroeconomic role of progressive taxation8. How do we build a fairer tax system?; 9. Should we have fiscal rules?; Interlude: Has privatisation come off the rails?; Part Two: Public investment --
Prioritising society rather than profit; Introduction; 1. How could we build competitive new UK industries?; 2. Reindustrialising the UK; 3. How can labour law be the instrument of progressive economic policy?; 4. Wage policy and public investment for sustainable development; 5. How do we build a sustainable economy?; 6. Investing in social infrastructure 7. Why should the railway be renationalised?8. How can we fix the broken energy sector?; Interlude: Why should citizens invest in losses, rather than for profit?; Part Three: Making finance work for society; Introduction; 1. Why the UK needs a much better Companies Act; 2. What should be the limits to limited liability?; 3. Why do we need publicly listed companies?; 4. How can citizens' wealth funds address the problem of inequality?; 5. How can finance better serve the real economy?; 6. How can we channel credit to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)? 7. What can we learn from Germany's national development bank?Interlude: Safe as (council) houses ... ; Part Four: Genuine social security; Introduction; 1. How can we tackle the UK's private debt crisis?; 2. How can we address the concerns of renters, without crashing house prices?; 3. How do we make occupational pension funds fit for purpose?; 4. How can we stop the social security system aggravating mental distress?; 5. Reconstructing social security; 6. How could Universal Basic Income (UBI) improve social security? 7. Would Universal Basic Income (UBI) address the causes of inequality, ill-being and injustice?Interlude: What is 'social' infrastructure --
and why does it matter so much?; Part Five: How to provide for social needs; Introduction; 1. How can we stop privatisation of public services?; 2. What has the market done to the English NHS and with what should we replace it?; 3. What's the best way to tackle health inequalities?; 4. What's the best way of delivering social care?; 5. How do we make drug prices an easier pill for the NHS to swallow?

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