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Why It's Time to Abolish the Super-Rich

by Luke Hildyard

A call for an end to obscene wealth

'This, right now, with no excuses, no delays, no equivocation, no loop-holes, no moaning' - Danny Dorling

'A concise, sharp book that makes an incontrovertible case for a profound redistribution of wealth; and a rousing call to arms to take on the super-rich and build an economy that works for everyone' - Grace Blakeley

The story is all too familiar. The global economy generates immense fortunes for a super-rich elite. Yet at the same time pay stagnates for ordinary workers, food banks proliferate and public services collapse around us.

In Enough, Luke Hildyard argues that far from being the hard-working and productive entrepreneurs that they claim to be, the super-rich are an extractive, parasitic force sucking up a vastly disproportionate share of society's resources – making the rest of us all poorer as a result.

Politicians make absurd promises about economic growth while ignoring the solution that's staring them in the face. Enough shows that a major programme of taxes on the rich and economic reform could be used to get the wealth of the one per cent flowing instead to the workers who actually create it.

Luke Hildyard is the Director of the High Pay Centre, a UK think tank focused on pay, employment rights and responsible business. He has commented on issues including pay and inequality for multiple media outlets including the Guardian, The Times, Financial Times, Daily Mirror, BBC, Sky News, CNN and CNBC.

'A pragmatic focus on how much better and fairer our economy would be if fewer resources were controlled by the super-rich'

- 'Financial Times'

'This, right now, with no excuses, no delays, no equivocation, no loop-holes, no moaning.'

- Danny Dorling, Professor of Human Geography, University of Oxford

'A concise, readable and analytically sharp book that makes an incontrovertible case for a profound redistribution of wealth; and a rousing call to arms to take on the super-rich and build an economy that works for everyone.'

- Grace Blakeley, author of 'Vulture Capitalism'

‘Rousing … with flashes of wit’

- 'The Economist'

‘An evidence-based manifesto for change’

- ‘Irish Times’

Introduction
1. More Than Enough
2. The Opportunity Cost of the Super-Rich
3. The Economic Case for Equality
4. The Exaggerated Value of the Super-Rich
5. Unearned Income and Wealth
6. How to Abolish the Super-Rich
Conclusion

Published by Pluto Press in Mar 2024
Paperback ISBN: 9780745348544
eBook ISBN: 9780745348568

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