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Banking on Death: Or, Investing in Life: The History and Future of Pensions
Traces the origins & development of the pension id

Our Price: $30.00
By Robin Blackburn (au)
Year: 2002
Pages: 550
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 1-85984-795-1

Product Code: 1422364089

Traces the origins & development of the pension idea, from the days of the French Revolution to the troubles of the modern welfare state. As we live longer, employers are closing their pension schemes & claim that public treasuries will not be able to cope with the retirement of the baby-boomers. Blackburn discusses his bold proposal for how to pay for decent pensions for all. Argues that pension funds have been depleted by wasteful promotion & used as gambling chips by ruthless & overpaid top exec. Proposes a public regime of asset-based welfare, drawing on the ideas of John Maynard Keynes & Rudolf Meidner, that could ensure secondary pensions for all & foster a more responsible, egalitarian & humane pattern of econ. development.

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