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Rich Britain By Stewart Lansley

Rich Britain by Stewart Lansley

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Summary

Britain is in the throes of a remarkable social revolution, one in which the super-rich are accumulating and flaunting fortunes. This book reveals: how soaring salaries by company bosses have been driven by greed and power rather than improved performance; and how the mega-rich boost their fortunes by manipulating Britain's lax tax laws.

Rich Britain Summary

Rich Britain by Stewart Lansley

This title is published to coincide with the "Rich List", produced annually in the "Sunday Times". Britain is in the throes of a remarkable social revolution, one in which the super-rich are accumulating and flaunting fortunes on a scale not seen for close to a century. In the last 15 years, the number of billionaires has nearly tripled, while the number worth over GBP 100 million has risen fivefold. "Rich Britain" asks - what is driving the new wealth explosion? Is it permanent? Does it matter? It explores the lifestyles of today's City deal-makers, tycoons, celebrities and foreign billionaires, separates the 'deserving' from the 'undeserving' rich, and is the first book to challenge the conventional wisdom about the merits of the new wealthy super-class. The book reveals: how soaring salaries by company bosses have been driven by greed and power rather than improved performance; how the mega-rich boost their fortunes by manipulating Britain's lax tax laws; that despite their escalating wealth, the rich are relatively meaner than the poor when it comes to giving to charity; that though many of the wealthiest have earned their place at the top, most of today's personal enrichment stems not from new wealth creation that benefits society as a whole, but from the questionable means by which a powerful few have seized a larger share of the cake; and, that despite a small rise in the numbers of the self-made super-rich, birth remains the key determinant of who reaches the top.

Rich Britain Reviews

"'There is only one difference between $5 million and $50 million - with $5 million you can do what the hell you like; with $50 million you can do what the hell you like in a jet' Jim Manzi, international technology giant"

About Stewart Lansley

Belinda Hollyer was born in New Zealand and has also lived and worked in Australia and the United States. She has worked as a teacher, as a librarian and as a publisher. Now a full-time writer, she has written and compiled a number of books for adults and children, including most recently She's All That, a collection of girls' poetry for Kingfisher. Belinda Hollyer lives in London.

Additional information

GOR001685684
Rich Britain by Stewart Lansley
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Methuen Publishing Ltd
2006-03-20
281
1842751476
9781842751473
N/A
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