The Future of Capitalism
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 the United States and other Western 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.

The Future of Capitalism Details

TitleThe Future of Capitalism
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseDec 4th, 2018
PublisherHarper
ISBN-139780062748669
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GenreEconomics, Nonfiction, Politics, Business

The Future of Capitalism Review

  • Karl-O
    January 1, 1970
    https://www.economist.com/books-and-a...
  • Dan Graser
    January 1, 1970
    What Oxford professor Paul Collier has written here is not only a very involved work of economics but also a deeply felt expression of ethics surrounding the current socio-political climate and how that has tainted and marginalized rational discussion of purely economic issues. He frames the idea of confronting the new anxieties surrounding capitalism and within the world's most successful capitalist countries as:Restoring Ethics - operating at the State, Firm, Family, and WorldRestoring the Inc What Oxford professor Paul Collier has written here is not only a very involved work of economics but also a deeply felt expression of ethics surrounding the current socio-political climate and how that has tainted and marginalized rational discussion of purely economic issues. He frames the idea of confronting the new anxieties surrounding capitalism and within the world's most successful capitalist countries as:Restoring Ethics - operating at the State, Firm, Family, and WorldRestoring the Inclusive Society - examining the class and global divides as well as the disparity between the "booming metropolis and broken cities"Restoring Inclusive Politics - finding a way to operate politically without pervasive echo-chambers and the extreme distortions we find ourselves with which we are working.Thankfully, this work is not just yet another call for pure centrism without any practical suggestions, conveying an opinion that all sensible people likely already agree-upon; it is a dense work of economics with clear analyses (albeit sometimes written in impenetrable prose) that makes real-world suggestions that will make demands on folks of both ends of the political spectrum. A book with which to take your time as Professor Collier speaks in very academic prose on certain matters, however, his message is important and his opinions are very stimulating, even when they're wrong...
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  • Pinar
    January 1, 1970
    hızlı okunan, kolay anlaşılır, ekonomi dışında her konuya değinen, içeriğin büyük bir kısmı Noah Harari'den derlenmiş hissi veren, sonuç itibariyle kapitalizmden başka bir gelecek görmeyen, solcularla nazileri eleştiren, ama kapitalizmin de böyle gitmeyeceğini söyleyen, çözüm olarak "etik kapitalizm" diyen bir kitap. yazar kitabı politikacılar için yazmamış, vatandaşlara yazmış. kitap içindeki tezlerin daha tam oturmadığını geliştirilmesi gerektiğini söylüyor. ama bence gayet havada kalan iyi ni hızlı okunan, kolay anlaşılır, ekonomi dışında her konuya değinen, içeriğin büyük bir kısmı Noah Harari'den derlenmiş hissi veren, sonuç itibariyle kapitalizmden başka bir gelecek görmeyen, solcularla nazileri eleştiren, ama kapitalizmin de böyle gitmeyeceğini söyleyen, çözüm olarak "etik kapitalizm" diyen bir kitap. yazar kitabı politikacılar için yazmamış, vatandaşlara yazmış. kitap içindeki tezlerin daha tam oturmadığını geliştirilmesi gerektiğini söylüyor. ama bence gayet havada kalan iyi niyet bildirgesi gibi..
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