By David Donnison
After years under a Tory regime which did its best to banish poverty from public discussion, and treated unemployment as a ‘price well worth paying’, poverty and full employment are back on the political agenda.
Donnison examines why some countries moved to the right in the 1980’s and 90’s. During this time class conflict did not go away, but merely changed its character. The author shows how this conflict affected its losers, caught in the rising tide of poverty. He then looks at the action required to combat this inequality in the coming century.