The Political Economy of Fortune and Misfortune: Prospects for Prosperity in Our Times (Hardcover)

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The Political Economy of Fortune and Misfortune: Prospects for Prosperity in Our Times (Hardcover)

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Luck greatly influences a person's quality of life. Yet little of our politics looks at how institutions can amplify good or bad luck that widens social inequality. But societies can change their fortune.


Too often debates about inequality focus on the accuracy of data or modelling while missing the greater point about ethics and exploitation. In the wake of growing disparity between the 1% and other classes, this book combines philosophical insights with social theory to offer a much-needed political economy of life chances.


Timcke advances new thought on the role luck plays in redistributive justice in 21st century capitalism.

Scott Timcke is Senior Research Associate with Research ICT Africa. His research focuses on the transformations of race, class and technology during modernity.
Product Details ISBN: 9781529221756
ISBN-10: 1529221757
Publisher: Bristol University Press
Publication Date: April 25th, 2023
Pages: 180
Language: English