Unjust Rewards

Polly Toynbee & David Walker
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Toynbee and Walker shred the myth that executives require astronomical salaries, and put the case forward for higher taxation of the very rich.

The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. In this urgent polemic, Polly Toynbee and David Walker present a worrying portrait of Britain today. Their gripping investigation takes them to the editor of UK magazine, Tatler, who bemoans paying private school fees on a middle class salary and to young city lawyers who justify earning 100 times more than teachers because they work so hard.

Toynbee and Walker shred the myth that executives require astronomical salaries, and put the case for higher taxation of the very rich. This was once the heart of Labour ideology, but politicans now seem almost embarrassed to raise the subject. The authors demolish the arguments against higher taxation, and show how government policy could revitalise British society. Unjust Rewards sets the agenda for the next election.

Author bio:

Polly Toynbee is a political and social commentator. She is the author of, among others, Hard Work: Life in Low-Pay Britain, Hospital; and a collection of journalism. With David walker she has written two audits of Labour's first and second terms: Did Things Get Better? and Better or Worse, Did Labour Deliver?

David Walker edits Public and was formerly chief leader writer of the Independent. He is a member of the council of the Economic and Social Research Council, a non-executive director of the National Centre for Social Research and a trustee of the Nuffield Trust for health policy studies. He is author of The Times Guide to the New British State and co-author of Sources Close to the Prime Minister, Did Things Get Better and Better or Worse, did Labour deliver?

Category: Finance & accounting
ISBN: 9781847080967
Edition No: 1
Publisher: Granta
Imprint: Granta Paperbacks
Pub Date: March 2009
Page Extent: 256
Format: Paperback - B format
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Subject: Finance & accounting