The Future of Capitalism

*FEATURED IN BILL GATES'S 2019 SUMMER READING RECOMMENDATIONS* From world-renowned economist Paul Collier, a candid diagnosis of the failures of capitalism and a pragmatic and realistic vision for how we can repair it Deep new rifts are ...

Author: Paul Collier

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 024133389X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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*FEATURED IN BILL GATES'S 2019 SUMMER READING RECOMMENDATIONS* From world-renowned economist Paul Collier, a candid diagnosis of the failures of capitalism and a pragmatic and realistic vision for how we can repair it Deep new rifts are tearing apart the fabric of Britain and other Western societies: thriving cities versus the provinces, the highly skilled elite versus the less educated, wealthy versus developing countries. As these divides deepen, we have lost the sense of ethical obligation to others that was crucial to the rise of post-war social democracy. So far these rifts have been answered only by the revivalist ideologies of populism and socialism, leading to the seismic upheavals of Trump, Brexit and the return of the far right in Germany. We have heard many critiques of capitalism but no one has laid out a realistic way to fix it, until now. In a passionate and polemical book, celebrated economist Paul Collier outlines brilliantly original and ethical ways of healing these rifts - economic, social and cultural - with the cool head of pragmatism, rather than the fervour of ideological revivalism. He reveals how he has personally lived across these three divides, moving from working-class Sheffield to hyper-competitive Oxford, and working between Britain and Africa, and acknowledges some of the failings of his profession. Drawing on his own solutions as well as ideas from some of the world's most distinguished social scientists, he shows us how to save capitalism from itself - and free ourselves from the intellectual baggage of the 20th century.

The Future of Capitalism

Cites America's economic trouble spots while charting a course for surviving and maintaining global leadership in the years to come

Author: Lester C. Thurow

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 9780140263282

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 385

View: 898

Cites America's economic trouble spots while charting a course for surviving and maintaining global leadership in the years to come

Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism

"This book documents the decline of white-working class lives over the last half-century and examines the social and economic forces that have slowly made these lives more difficult.

Author: Anne Case

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691217076

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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"This book documents the decline of white-working class lives over the last half-century and examines the social and economic forces that have slowly made these lives more difficult. Case and Deaton argue that market and political power in the United States have moved away from labor towards capital--as unions have weakened and politics have become more favorable to business, corporations have become more powerful. Consolidation in some American industries, healthcare especially, has brought an increase in monopoly power in some product markets so that it is possible for firms to raise prices above what they would be in a freely competitive market. This, the authors argue, is a major cause of wage stagnation among working-class Americans and has played a substantial role in the increase in deaths of despair. [The authors] offer a way forward, including ideas that, even in our current political situation, may be feasible and improve lives"--

Capitalism Alone

But it also is unstable and morally defective. Surveying the varieties and futures of capitalism, Branko Milanovic offers creative solutions to improve a system that isn’t going anywhere.

Author: Branko Milanovic

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674987594

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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For the first time in history, the globe is dominated by one economic system. Capitalism prevails because it delivers prosperity and meets desires for autonomy. But it also is unstable and morally defective. Surveying the varieties and futures of capitalism, Branko Milanovic offers creative solutions to improve a system that isn’t going anywhere.

SUMMARY The Future Of Capitalism Facing The New Anxieties By Paul Collier

To regain confidence in the future, it is urgent to abolish the current paternalistic model and replace it with another. What can the future of capitalism look like? *Buy now the summary of this book for the modest price of a cup of coffee!

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Publisher: Shortcut Edition

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 35

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* Our summary is short, simple and pragmatic. It allows you to have the essential ideas of a big book in less than 30 minutes. By reading this summary, you will discover the crises facing society and how to invent the capitalism of tomorrow. You will also discover : what are the three major current crises and how to tackle them; that it is important to return to ethical notions in order to find a solution to the crises; a proposal for changing the current paternalistic model into a maternalist system; who are the winners of the growth of the metropolises and how to distribute these gains more equitably; how to put ethics back at the center of society to counter social collapse. Capitalism and an apology for free enterprise are part of the dominant ideology that has shaped today's world. It is indisputable, on a global scale, that such an ideology has reduced poverty and raised the global level of wealth. However, capitalism also causes serious fractures in populations and plunges societies into economic and social crises. It provokes political radicalization and ideological confrontation over the moral definition of society. From the analysis of this situation, it is possible to imagine a new form of society that will have to put forward ethics within its organization. To regain confidence in the future, it is urgent to abolish the current paternalistic model and replace it with another. What can the future of capitalism look like? *Buy now the summary of this book for the modest price of a cup of coffee!


The Birth of Capitalism

It concludes that the future of capitalism is more threatened than ever before. The new insights in this book make it essential reading for engaged students and scholars of political economy and history.

Author: Henry Heller

Publisher: Pluto Press

ISBN: 9780745329598

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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In the light of the deepening crisis of capitalism and continued non-Western capitalist accumulation, Henry Heller re-examines the debates surrounding the transition from feudalism to capitalism in Europe and elsewhere. Focusing on arguments about the origin, nature, and sustainability of capitalism, Heller offers a new reading of the historical evidence and a critical interrogation of the transition debate. He advances the idea that capitalism must be understood as a political as well as an economic entity. This book breathes new life into the scholarship, taking issue with the excessively economistic approach of Robert Brenner, which has gained increasing support over the last ten years. It concludes that the future of capitalism is more threatened than ever before. The new insights in this book make it essential reading for engaged students and scholars of political economy and history.

Macroeconomic Policy and the Future of Capitalism

Addresses the revolution in macroeconomic policy of the last quarter of the 20th century and the movement away from concerns with employment and growth in favor of financial variables such as inflation and exchange rates.

Author: John N. Smithin

Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 150

View: 629

Addresses the revolution in macroeconomic policy of the last quarter of the 20th century and the movement away from concerns with employment and growth in favor of financial variables such as inflation and exchange rates. Argues that this financial reaction in macroeconomic policy is the result of a shift in political power in favor of financial interests and away from labor and manufacturing, and that it results in a high rate of return but poor economic performance. Paper edition (745-7) $20.00. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Future of Capitalism

He is the creator of many distinguished books to his credit viz., Wars, Guns and Votes: Democracy in Dangerous Places and also authored the award-winning book, The Bottom Billion.

Author: IntroBooks Team

Publisher: IntroBooks

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

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Paul Collier is a faculty in Economics and presently working in the capacity of Director of Oxford University's Center for the Study of African Economies and also he was previously the Director of the World Bank Development Research. He is the creator of many distinguished books to his credit viz., Wars, Guns and Votes: Democracy in Dangerous Places and also authored the award-winning book, The Bottom Billion. Wide new rifts are breaking apart Britain's structural framework and other developed nations as well. There is always a tug of war between industrialized cities versus colonies, highly skilled privileged versus less qualified, affluent versus the developing world. As these differences worsen, a good many people have succumbed to others the sense of ethical commitment that was essential to the growth of social emancipation in the comment-war era. To date, only the revivalist philosophies of nationalism and communism have reacted to these rifts, contributing to Brexit and Trump's seismic outbursts, as well as the rise of the far rights in the developed country like Germany. We have heard a lot of criticism of capitalism, however until now no individual has placed a practical way of fixing it.


Creating a World Without Poverty

Creating a World Without Poverty reveals the next phase in a hopeful economic and social revolution that is already underway.

Author: Muhammad Yunus

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1586486268

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 675

In the last two decades, free markets have swept the globe. But traditional capitalism has been unable to solve problems like inequality and poverty. In Muhammad Yunus' groundbreaking sequel to Banker to the Poor, he outlines the concept of social business -- business where the creative vision of the entrepreneur is applied to today's most serious problems: feeding the poor, housing the homeless, healing the sick, and protecting the planet. Creating a World Without Poverty reveals the next phase in a hopeful economic and social revolution that is already underway.

The Multiple Futures of Capitalism

And contemporary critiques of capitalism present another challenge to our economic system. This volume looks at capitalism’s future from different perspectives and tries to find possible creative approaches to the current challenges.

Author: Corinne Michaela Flick

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780993195389

Category:

Page: 368

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In our rapidly changing world, the future of our economic system--capitalism--seems more unpredictable than ever. Digitalization is already having a significant impact on the labor market. Intensive globalization has led to the emergence of new forms of capitalism that are very different from the Western free market economies. And contemporary critiques of capitalism present another challenge to our economic system. This volume looks at capitalism's future from different perspectives and tries to find possible creative approaches to the current challenges. The aim is not to abandon the current economic system in its entirety, but to look forward constructively and critically and thus to shape the future not only of our economy but of our society as well.


The Spectre of Capitalism

This book highlights the success of a mixed economy that combines a free market with state responsibility for infrastructure.

Author: William Keegan

Publisher: Random House (UK)

ISBN:

Category: Capitalism

Page: 221

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The author argues that with the collapse of communism, world leaders must now answer the question about the kind of capitalism that is going to replace bankrupt economies. This book highlights the success of a mixed economy that combines a free market with state responsibility for infrastructure.


Does Capitalism Have a Future

Written by five of world's most respected scholars of global historical trends, this ambitious book asks the most important of questions: are we on the cusp of a radical world historical shift?

Author: Immanuel Maurice Wallerstein

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199330859

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

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In Does Capitalism Have a Future?, the prominent theorist Georgi Derleugian has gathered together a quintet of eminent macrosociologists to assess whether the capitalist system can survive.




The Future of Capitalism

Capitalism is not coping with the shifts of the global economy along increasingly turbulent fault lines.

Author: Lester C. Thurow

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781864481082

Category: Capitalism

Page: 385

View: 773

A former dean of economics at MIT, Thurow describes the world economy as being in a state of 'punctuated equilibrium' in which capitalism must change radically. Social injustice increases with worldwide downsizing and the social volcanoes of fundamentalism and ethnic separatism that arise from poverty. Discusses these issues and the influences of the electronic media in maximising consumerism in the Western world with its long-term deleterious effcts. Includes an index. Australian issue of an American text.