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Postcapitalism : a guide to our future / Paul Mason.

Mason, Paul, 1960- (author.).

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Westfield Washington PL - Westfield 330.122 Mason (Text) 78292000353023 Adult Non-Fiction Book Collection Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch 330.122 MASON (Text) 33946003085367 Nonfiction . 2nd Floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780374235543
  • ISBN: 0374235546
  • Physical Description: xxi, 340 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Originally published in 2015 by Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Random House, Great Britain"-- Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-311) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Neoliberalism is broken -- Long waves, short memories -- Was Marx right? -- The long, disrupted wave -- The prophets of postcapitalism -- Towards the free machine -- Beautiful troublemakers -- On transitions -- The rational case for panic -- Project zero.
Summary, etc.:
"Over the past two centuries or so, capitalism has undergone profound changes--economic cycles that veer from boom to bust--from which it has always emerged transformed and strengthened. Surveying this turbulent history, Paul Mason's Postcapitalism argues that we are on the brink of a change so big and so profound that this time capitalism itself, the immensely complex system within which entire societies function, will mutate into something wholly new. At the heart of this change is information technology, a revolution that is driven by capitalism but, with its tendency to push the value of much of what we make toward zero, has the potential to destroy an economy based on markets, wages, and private ownership. Almost unnoticed, in the niches and hollows of the market system, swaths of economic life are beginning to move to a different rhythm. Vast numbers of people are changing how they behave and live, in ways contrary to the current system of state-backed corporate capitalism. And as the terrain changes, new paths open. In this bold and prophetic book, Mason shows how, from the ashes of the crisis, we have the chance to create a more socially just and sustainable economy. Although the dangers ahead are profound, he argues that there is cause for hope. This is the first time in human history in which, equipped with an understanding of what is happening around us, we can predict and shape the future"-- Provided by publisher.
"In the tradition of No Logo and Empire, Postcapitalism is a sharply polemical but deeply analytical and historically informed account of the transition from capitalism to a new economic order"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Economic forecasting.
Capitalism > History > 21st century.
Economic development > History > 21st century.
Social change.
Sustainable development.
Sustainable living.
International economic relations.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS > International > Economics.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS > Economic History.

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