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Please read this book. In an age of cynicism, disinformation, sloppy journalism and despair, this is a joy – a heart-breaking, well-informed, intelligent and important joy. Read this book and tell anyone else you meet to read this book. It could help to save us all. AL Kennedy, writer & performer

A must read. Want to know how we make the rich richer? Read this book and find the answer to this question and many more you are not supposed to know or understand. Amazon 5 star review

Quite simply one of the most definitive pieces on the current state of the UK. If you aren't angered or shocked by it, you haven't understood.
Amazon 5 star review

Everyone should read this. Thoroughly researched, clearly reasoned explanation of why the country is in the state it is in.
Amazon 5 star review

Everything you need to know about anti-austerity politics in one book. Amazon 5 star review

Wages have been frozen, benefits have been slashed and public spending squeezed. The pain of a financial crisis caused by bankers and speculators has been borne by ordinary people all over the country – and by the poor and disabled most of all.

Yet this has not been born of necessity, argues Kerry-Anne Mendoza, also known as the blogger Scriptonite. Rather, it has been an opportunity seized upon by neoliberals to pursue their decades-long project to shrink government and put Britain’s most cherished public resources – including the NHS and state schools – into private hands.

Under cover of an economic emergency, the social democracy that we took for granted is being systematically dismantled and our basic freedoms are under threat. This book has been published in the run-up to the general election in May 2015 to help give voice to campaigns of resistance and democratic alternatives.

Now with new material: 10 Economic Myths, written by New Internationalist co-editors Dinyar Godrej and David Ransom.

About the Author

Kerry-Anne Mendoza is a writer, blogger and activist. She is Editor-in-Chief and founder of The Canary. Previously she was the author of the Scriptonite Daily blog which explored matters of current affairs, politics, economics and ideas. She is also a contributor to New Internationalist, openDemocracy, Trebuchet Magazine, the Occupy News Network and others. She left her career as a Management Consultant having held senior positions in banking, local government and the NHS to be part of the Occupy Movement and has since worked as a writer and campaigner for social, economic and environmental justice.

Page extent: 192
ISBN-13: 978-1-78026-246-8 (eBook 978-1-78026-247-5)
Publication date: 15 January 2015
Format: Paperback
Dimensions: 216 mm x 138 mm

Date added: October 27, 2014

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  1. #1 Jenny Howell 12 Jun 15

    Hi,
    Can you confirm if the book is £7.99 as mentioned on this page, or £9.99 as mentioned on the shop page?
    Many thanks,
    Jenny

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