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The Future of Capitalism: Facing the New Anxieties

The Future of Capitalism: Facing the New Anxieties

By Collier, Paul

Bill Gates's Five Books for Summer Reading 2019From 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 the United States and other Wes...tern societies: thriving cities versus rural counties, 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 fervor 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 twentieth century.
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ISBN 9780062748669
Published 4 Dec 2018
Publisher HarperCollins
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ISBN-13 9780062748669
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher HarperCollins
Imprint Harper
Released 4 Dec 2018
Publication Country
Format Not specified
Author(s) By Collier, Paul
Category World History
World History: Postwar, From C 1945 -
Politics & Government
Central Government Policies
Economics, Finance, Business, Industry
Political Economy
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 330.122
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Economic forecasting, Capitalism - Moral and ethical aspects, Capitalism - Forecasting
NBS Text Politics: General & Reference
ONIX Text General/trade