Dystopia and Utopia

  • Charles Seaford
Part of the Wellbeing in Politics and Policy book series (WPP)


This chapter describes five big problems, the dystopia that results if don’t solve them, and the utopia that results if we do. The five problems are rising inequality, rising house prices, automation, the rising cost of public services and climate change. The dystopia that results if we don’t solve them is a society divided into three classes: the professionals, the servants and the underclass. In Utopia, by contrast, there is a much less sharp class division. Most people work a four-day week and find rewarding, fulfilling activities for the other three days.

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  • Charles Seaford
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  1. 1.LondonUK

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