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Counter Zygmunt Bauman is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Leeds. He is one of the foremost commentators on the postmodern condition, whose latest books include Postmodernity and its Discontents (1997) and The Globals and the Locals (1998).

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Poor, Poor Public opinion, Work ethic, Consumers Attitudes, Production (Economic theory)Public welfare