When nothing works: From cost of living to foundational liveability (Manchester Capitalism)

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It’s hard to shake the feeling that in Britain today nothing works. In the face of mounting inflation and widespread industrial action, this book offers an incisive analysis of the UK’s problems and a new approach to tackling them.

Economic growth and higher wages, the traditional responses of mainstream politicians, are simply not enough. This is because the so-called ‘cost of living crisis’ is only the face of a deeper crisis of foundational liveability. The UK is confronted not only with squeezed residual incomes but also failing public services and decaying social infrastructure. The only way out is to embrace a political practice of adaptive reuse that works around the constraints that frustrate mainstream policies.

Presenting a new model for the three pillars of liveability – disposable and residual income, essential services and social infrastructure – When nothing works challenges the assumptions of left and right in the UK political classes and offers a fresh approach to the economically visible and politically actionable.

Language ‏ : ‎ English
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1526173719
Product Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.08 x 0.69 x 7.8 inches; 12.8 Ounces
Publication date ‏ : ‎ September 24, 2023
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Manchester University Press
Country of Origin ‏ : ‎ United Kingdom
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1526173713
Release date ‏ : ‎ September 24, 2023

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