The Establishment: Owen JonesThursday 16 October 2014, 6 p.m. · 75 minutes
The reason I wrote this book is because since the crisis began anger has been ruthlessly redirected at people's neighbours.
In The Establishment: And How They Get Away With It (Allen Lane) Owen Jones analyses the people and institutions that govern our lives – government, the media, the banks and the accountancy firms – and exposes usually invisible networks that bind them together. Far from working on our behalf, as they often claim, these institutions are, Owen Jones argues, the biggest threat to our democracy today.
Owen joined Paul Myerscough at the Bookshop to present his argument, and to debate its implications.