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Pension Power By Robin Blackburn

Pension Power by Robin Blackburn

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The onset of globalization and the ageing of populations have encouraged efforts to privatize the funding of retirement funds, putting at risk the public provision of pensions in many countries and giving pension and insurance funds great financial power.

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Pension Power: How Progressive Social Funds Can Transform Capitalism by Robin Blackburn

The onset of globalization and the ageing of populations have encouraged efforts to privatize the funding of retirement funds, putting at risk the public provision of pensions in many countries and giving pension and insurance funds great financial power. In "Banking on Death" Robin Blackburn shows that the private funds enjoy vital public subsidy, in the shape of major tax breaks, yet typically these funds fail to give their policy-holders a say. The author argues that tax concessions should be confined to those funds which adhere to socially-committed and sutainable investment programmes. Rival pension proposals are being debated today in many countries with major implications for the distribution of economic power. Robin Blackburn offers a lucid survey of the debates on the future of social security in the United States; the plans for stakeholder pensions in Britain and the experience of social funds in Sweden, Chile and Singapore.

Pension Power Reviews

"Blackburn is particularly good at disentangling the different dynamics that make the pensions problem so intractable for mature, ageing economies."--Sir Howard Davis, "Guardian"

"Blackburn does an excellent job of tracing recent developments."--"Economist"

"If Karl Marx were alive today, he would be in the British Library devouring everything he could find on pension funds: the new fuel of global capitalism. Robin Blackburn has read everything, and in this urgent and brilliant book, proposes a new strategy that unites workers of the world around the democratic control of their savings."--Mike Davis

"One of the best books I have read on pension funds."--"Independent"

.".. required reading for all those interested in the pensions industry. That is, all of us."--Barry Marshall

"In stormy waters and under darkening skies, "Banking on Death" stands like a lighthouse, providing a beam of orientation on a solid rock of research."--Goran Therborn

"This is an important and disturbing book. Blackburn is a master of the complexities of pension provision. He unsettles belief in a commercial fix to the challenge of social insurance."--Richard Sennett

"Plenty of food for thought."--"Times Literary Supplement"

About Robin Blackburn

Robin Blackburn teaches at the New School in New York and the University of Essex in the UK. He is the author of many books, including "The Making of New World Slavery," "The Overthrow of Colonial Slavery," "Age Shock," "Banking on Death," and "The American Crucible."

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GOR002676465
9781859847954
1859847951
Pension Power: How Progressive Social Funds Can Transform Capitalism by Robin Blackburn
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Verso Books
2002-06-25
160
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