Robin Blackburn is a historian and sociologist, and one of New Left Reviewís editors.
Age Shock and Pension Power: a searing look at the fiscal crisis of an ageing society, corporate corruption, fund skimming and tax breaks, with new proposals for pension provision.
The last few years have shown how badly the financial services industry performs as a custodian of savings and pension funds. The ‘skimming’ of US mutual funds, the see-saw of the stock markets, and a string of business scandals from Enron to Parmalat have wiped billions from the savings of employees on both sides of the Atlantic. Out this November, £14.99/$27.