Charles Umney is a Lecturer at the University of Leeds. He teaches, researches and writes on the subjects of trade unionism, working conditions and employment policy across Europe, and has also published extensively on the topic of working life in live music. He is the author of Class Matters (Pluto, 2018).
Capital or the people: Who does the state work for?
What does it mean to suggest that government ‘manages’ things on behalf of capital? Looking at workfare, wage restrictions and financialisation, Charles Umney seeks to understand whether governments work for people or capitalism.