• News Feeds
Page last updated at 06:34 GMT, Monday, 2 July 2012 07:34 UK

The 'demise' of popular capitalism


After the economic upheaval of recent years, and the accompanying scandals, is it possible to create a better sort of capitalism?

In the 1980s, the solution seemed to be to make us all capitalists, by selling off shares in the utilities, the idea being that it would give us all a stake in the City and the success of British industry, but that turned sour with stories of 'fat cat' pay rises for the bosses of companies like British Gas.

In the first of two reports, Anne McElvoy, of The Economist, questions what happened to the popular capitalism of the 1980s.

Get in touch with Today via email , Twitter or Facebook or text us on 84844.


Story Tools


Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2017 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific