Praise for Banking on Death: "Blackburn's views seem to me refreshing ... [He] acknowledges that there are real strains on the old welfare state and proposes interesting ways to handle them that do not resort to simplistic formulas of privatization." -- Jeff Madrick, New York Review of Books "... required reading for all those interested in the pensions industry. That is, all of us." -- Barry Marshall, Public Service Review: Finance "One of the best books I have read on pension funds." -- Independent "Blackburn is particularly good at disentangling the different dynamics that make the pensions problem so intractable for mature, ageing economies." -- Sir Howard Davis, Director, FSA, Guardian
About the Author
Robin Blackburn teaches at the Graduate Faculty of the New School University, New York, and in the Sociology Department of the University of Essex. He is the author of Banking on Death: Or, Investing in Life: The History and Future of Pensions.