Contemporary Britain has been defined by the generosity of our predecessors and their social commitment to the common good. But with a growing gap between the rich and the poor, and a rapidly retreating state, will future generations live in a liberal democracy - or a plutocracy of rampant inequality?In this critically important book, John Nickson, one of the UK's highest-profile charity fundraisers, explains the widening vacuum in modern philanthropy, with the state, private and voluntary sectors all giving less than ever before. He argues that there will be catastrophic effects upon the way our society functions unless we all commit to creating the social, financial and intellectual capital we need to sustain our civil liberties.Amid the challenges we face, there are also new opportunities: to find innovative problem-solving enterprises and transform the way the public, private and voluntary sectors work together. Our Common Good explores the efforts of social entrepreneurs, business leaders, foundations, charities and ordinary men and women, and reveals how their inspiring solutions can help us build a better and fairer society - for everyone, not just those who can afford it.
Product code: AWXBM
Publisher: Biteback Publishing
Dimensions: 16.6cm x 24.2cm
Publish date: 07/02/2017
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