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The Future of Capitalism: Facing the New Anxieties

The Future of Capitalism: Facing the New Anxieties (Hardback)

By Collier, Paul

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.
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ISBN 9780241333884
Released AU 15 Oct 2018
Publisher Penguin
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780241333884
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Allen Lane
Released 15 Oct 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Collier, Paul
Category Political Science & Theory
Comparative Politics
Political Ideologies
Political Structures: Democracy
Economics
Economic Theory & Philosophy
Political Economy
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 144mm
Height: 222mm
Spine: 26mm
Dewey Code 306.342
Weight 395g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Capitalism, Capitalism - Forecasting
NBS Text Political Ideologies & Parties
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly

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