Capitalism And Social Progress


  • Author: P . Brown , H . Lauder
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • ISBN-13: 9781173604613
  • Pages: 338
  • Binding: Hard Binding
  • Year of Pub / Reprint Year: 2016


About The Book

Why are America and Britain wealthier than ever but millions of children live in poverty,

neighbourhoods want for basic amenities and the middle classes fear for their families, jobs and

futures? The answer is not to be found in globalization, technological innovation, or our

personal failings to adapt to changing circumstances as we are so often told. The answer lies

mainly with the historical legacy of the 'golden era' and the obsession with market

individualism. An obsession that the New Democrats in America and the New Labour in Britain

have failed to exorcize. Yet the forces of knowledge-driven capitalism provide an

unprecedented opportunity at the beginning of the twenty-first century to build societies based

on the individual and collective intelligence of all. Capitalism and Social Progress shows how

this can be achieved.

About The Authors
PHILLIP BROWN is Research Professor in Sociology at Cardiff University. His publications

include Schooling Ordinary Kids; Education, Unemployment and Labour Markets; BeyondThatcherism; Poor Work; Education for Economic Survival; Higher Education and Corporate

Realities and Education: Culture, Economy and Society.

HUGH LAUDER is Professor of Education and Political Economy at the Department of Education,

University of Bath. His academic books include Trading in Futures; Why Markets in Education

Don't Work; Education in Search of a Future; Education for Economic Survival; Towards

Successful Schooling and Education, Culture, Economy and Society.