The new few, or, A very British oligarchy / Ferdinand Mount.
Publication year: 2012
Publisher: London : Simon & Schuster,
ISBN: 9781847378002 (hbk.) : 9781847378019 (ebook)
Introduction : The few make a comeback -- Part one : The corrosion of capitalism. The curious case of Mr. Aldinger's teeth -- Fred's tenner -- The twilight of the shareholder -- The depersonalizing of savings -- The division of the spoils -- The three illusions -- Escape routes -- A stewards' inquiry? -- The oligators : a brief intermission -- Part two : The erosion of democracy. The party's over now -- Don't vote, it only encourages them -- Closing the local -- A terrible squash on the sofa -- Sir Humphrey takes a back seat : or does he? -- Permanent recess : the decline of the House of Commons -- Stuck on the Eurostar -- Part three : Waking up. Glimmerings in the boardroom -- Coalition : a new world symphony? -- Are we getting anywhere? -- The bankers -- The parties -- Parliament and government -- Localism : the real thing? -- Europe : the unexpected reveille -- Inequality : the underlying question -- Abdul and Sir John -- The riots and after -- Notes -- Further reading -- Biograph
A sharp and engaging political analysis of how democracy in Britain is being replaced by oligarchy.
viii, 289 p. ; 25 cm.
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