West Ham book club are now reading “Big Capital” by Anna Minton

London is facing the worst housing crisis in modern times, with knock-on effects for the rest of the UK. Despite the desperate shortage of housing, tens, perhaps hundreds of thousands of affordable homes are being pulled down, replaced by luxury apartments aimed at foreign investors.

In this ideological war, housing is no longer considered a public good. Instead, only market solutions are considered – and these respond to the needs of global capital, rather than the needs of ordinary people. In politically uncertain times, the housing crisis has become a key driver creating and fuelling the inequalities of a divided nation. Anna Minton cuts through the complexities, jargon and spin to give a clear-sighted account of how we got into this mess and how we can get out of it.

big capital by Anna Minton
big capital by Anna Minton

You can order the book from Bookmarks

or contact
Newham Books
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London E13 9ER
Telephone: 020 8552 9993
Email: info@newhambooks.co.uk

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We are hoping that Anna Minton herself can come to our book club and talk about the book …. we are looking at a possible date of Monday 9th march ….to be confirmed ..along with the venue

So get reading!!!

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