In this trenchant book, Deborah Hargreaves, director of the High Pay Centre, explains why pay for the top 0.1% has sky–rocketed in the past 20 years. She shows how it emerged as the result of a series of political decisions, and gives a devastating account of how it has created a vicious circle that destabilises our economy and undermines social cohesion. She goes on to demolish the twisted logic of the chief executives who say: I m worth it, when worth it means raking in £70m a year.
A rigorous exposé of the dysfunctional nature of our winner–takes–all economy, this book debunks the myths behind top bosses pay and examines a range of pragmatic policies for reversing runaway wage inequality.
- Chapter 1: Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
- Chapter 2: Just Deserts?
- Chapter 3: Why Top Pay Matters
- Chapter 4: Corporate Governance Fights a Losing Battle
- Chapter 5: What Can Be Done?