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  • A Sharing Economy: How Social Wealth Funds Can Reduce Inequality and Help Balance the Books
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  • Lansley, Stewart
  • 2016
  • Published by: Bristol University Press
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Britain is a society increasingly divided between the super-affluent and the impoverished. A Sharing Economy proposes radical new ways to close the growing income gap and spread social opportunities. Drawing on overseas examples, Stewart Lansley argues that mobilising the huge financial potential of Britain’s public assets could pay for a pioneering new social wealth fund. Such a fund would boost economic and social investment, and, by building the social asset base, simultaneously strengthen the public finances. A powerful new policy tool, such funds would ensure that more of the gains from economic activity are shared by all and not colonised by a powerful few. This is a vital new contribution to the pressing debate on how to reduce inequality and combat austerity.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. p. v
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  1. About the author
  2. p. vi
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  1. Acknowledgements
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. viii-xii
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  1. 1. 'All-out assault': inequality and corporate capitalism
  2. pp. 1-10
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  1. 2. Too big to fail: the dominance of private capital
  2. pp. 11-28
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  1. 3. Fair shares: social wealth funds and the sharing of national wealth
  2. pp. 29-40
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  1. 4. The international experience: what can we learn?
  2. pp. 41-54
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  1. 5. How to pay for the UK's first social wealth fund
  2. pp. 55-76
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  1. 6. Power cut: the dilution of capital ownership and a citizen's payment
  2. pp. 77-88
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  1. 7. An income for all: can a citizen's income work?
  2. pp. 89-104
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  1. 8. From the drawing board to reality
  2. pp. 105-118
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  1. 9. Towards a sharing economy
  2. pp. 119-124
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 125-140
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  1. Index
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  1. Back Cover
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