Publication Date: 03/03/2022 ISBN: 9781529112795 Category:

What We Owe Each Other

Minouche Shafik

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publication Date: 03/03/2022 ISBN: 9781529112795 Category:
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LONGLISTED FOR THE 2021 FT / McKinsey BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD

One of the world’s most influential economists sets out the basis for a new social contract fit for the 21st century.

‘Excellent… Shafik points us toward…a hopeful framework for social, economic and political renewal’ Michael J. Sandel

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What does society owe each of us? And what do we owe in return?

Our answer to these inescapable questions – known as the social contract – shapes our politics, economic systems and every stage of life, from raising children and going to school to finding work and growing old. Yet today, many believe that this contract is not working for them.

Economist Minouche Shafik examines societies across the world and demonstrates that the urgent challenges of technology, demography and climate require a major shift in priorities. This vision-changing book shows us the way to a new model that provides mutual security and opportunity – a social contract fit for the twenty-first century.

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‘Intelligent and lucid’ Martin Wolf, Financial Times

‘A powerful and persuasive moral argument…rigorous and specific enough to help readers think practically about the policies needed’ Melinda Gates

‘A necessary contribution at a turning-point in history… A must-read’ Ursula von der Leyen

A PROSPECT MAGAZINE BEST BOOK OF 2021

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A persuasive diagnosis of the present social malaise [with] plenty of suggestions about what policymakers could do ... ranges widely ... impressive -- Diane Coyle * Financial Times * A big argument, eloquently written ... eye-catching individual ideas ... entertaining tales ... courageously breaks from the orthodoxies of the pre-crash years * Prospect * Shafik is an insider, turned radical ... In this intelligent and lucid book, she calls for a new social contract based on three principles: security for all; investment in capability; and efficient and fair sharing of risks -- Martin Wolf * Financial Times * A very thoughtful book -- Robert Peston * Daily Telegraph * Wonderfully illuminating of our interdependence -- Amartya Sen, Nobel Laureate in Economics

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