Against the Grain

Why We Can’t Afford the Rich

Are the rich wealth creators, as we commonly hear? Should we be grateful to investors and entrepreneurs, as they like to be called, for generating jobs and greasing the wheels of the economy? Or is the source of their massive wealth the rest of us? Scholar Andrew Sayer discusses rentiers, capitalists, and why, for the sake of the planet, we can no longer afford the rich.


Andrew Sayer, Why We Can’t Afford the Rich Policy Press, 2015

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