How Much is Enough?: The Love of Money and the Case for the Good Life
It's a good question, isn't it - how much money does any of us really need? Anger towards 'greedy' bankers and their 'obscene' bonuses has recently given way to a deeper dissatisfaction towards an economic system geared overwhelmingly to the accumulation of greater and greater wealth. Huge income disparities and an ever-growing gap between the richest and the rest has brought us to one of those rare moments when the underlying assumptions of society may be changing. Robert and Edward Skidelsky go beyond the current debate about growing inequality to ask what we need money for. They argue that wealth is not - or should not be - an end in itself, but a means to 'the good life'.
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