I spoke with Becky and Simon from Unions 21 about my book, The New Serfdom.
The New Serfdom looks at why so many people feel short-changed when Great Britain is one of the wealthiest, most successful nations in the world.
The old assumption that ‘if you work hard and play by the rules, you can get on in life’ looks increasingly like a cruel joke. Homeownership, secure employment and fair wages seem like relics of a bygone era. Meanwhile exploitative workplace practices have created a new serfdom, leaving many people trapped in unfulfilling, underpaid work.
At a time of huge political upheaval and ever-increasing inequality, the book asks: how can we build a successful economy, powered by a happy and productive workforce that benefits everyone in the twenty-first century?