Them and Us: Changing Britain - Why We Need a Fair Society
The suddenness and depth of the recession has raised questions about the
workability of capitalism not seen since the 1930s. One of the constraints
on recovery is the growing belief that if the old model did not work there
is no new one on offer.
This book sets out to provide one, arguing that
reconstructing a bust financial system is not just a technical question.
It cannot be done without a wholescale revision of the wider system and values
on which it is based. And fairness must be placed at the heart of the new
capitalism for society's future wellbeing.
Will Hutton's new book musters
brilliant, convincing arguments which will lend favour on both right and
left. It is set to be a book which captures the mood of the moment in the
same way that The State We’re In did.
'A tract for our times - passionate, erudite, with much common sense'
Robert Skidelsky, The Guardian
The Writing on the Wall: China and the West in the 21st Century
China constitutes a fifth of the world's population. Over the
last twenty years its economy has doubled to make it the fifth
largest economy in the world; if the pace is repeated over the next
twenty it is set to become second only to the US. The speed of its
development is stunning, a combination of cheap labour and commitment
to science and technology that has never been matched by a developing
country. The Pearl River Delta, Shanghai and Beijing have become city-regions
whose growth and embrace of modernity strike the visitor with awesome force.
This is a continent on the move, recovering the world position and wealth
it once had. The re-emergence of China as a superpower constitutes the biggest
challenge the world has had for more than a century. Never before in modern
times has the financial, trade, economic and diplomatic world pecking order
been so profoundly reconstituted with the challenger country itself in the
grips of incredible ideological and political change. This is a transition
both internally in China and externally in the world beyond beset by hazard
and risk. The world's peace and prosperity depends upon it being executed
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