Vicky Pryce is a British/Greek leading economist and a former Joint Head of the United Kingdom’s Government Economic Service. She is currently the Chief Economic Adviser at the Centre for Economics and Business Research, in London. Vicky is also an outstanding author, and she wrote, among other bestselling books and essays, ‘Women Vs Capitalism. Why we can’t have it all in a free market economy’. The book is an urgent call to reform capitalism so that it “stops failing women”, it shines a much-needed light on female discrimination.
Vicky Pryce urgently calls to focus attention on this pressing issue: the pay gap, the glass ceiling, and the obstacles to women working at all. She shows that gender equality is good for business and economies, but the free market is wired to perpetuate inequality; only government intervention can empower women, with proper support and reward for their work. From the gendered threat of robot labour to the lack of women in economics itself, Women vs Capitalism is a bold and timely look at an uncomfortable truth: we will not achieve equality for women without radical changes to contemporary capitalism.
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