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Breadline Britain

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by Stuart Lansley & Joanna Mack
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Breadline Britain by Stuart Lansley & Joanna Mack

Even as the economy begins to grow again, poverty in Britain is set to remain at record post-war highs. Food bank queues are growing and poverty related illnesses, from TB to scabies, are on the rise.

Based on compelling case studies and three decades of rigorous statistical research, Stuart Lansley and Joanna Mack paint a devastating picture of the reality of poverty today and its causes. Shattering the myth that poverty is the fault of the poor and a generous welfare system, they show that the blame lies with massive social and economic upheaval that has shifted power from the workforce to corporations and swelled the ranks of the working poor, who are at the mercy of low-pay, zero-hour contracts and downward social mobility. However, Mack and Lansley argue, we can end poverty. It's not impossible and it's not unaffordable – it doesn't require boosting welfare spending. Setting out a clear ten-year programme for solving the poverty crisis, they provide an indispensable antidote to the disastrous course that both Labour and the Tories have set us on.

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Ebook Details
Pages: 256
Size: 1.2 MB
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Date published:   2015
ISBN: 9781780745459 (DRM-EPUB)

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