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Author Mason, Paul, 1960-

Title Postcapitalism : a guide to our future / Paul Mason.

Publication Info. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016.


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Edition First American edition.
Description xxi, 340 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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Note "Originally published in 2015 by Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Random House, Great Britain"-- Title page verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-311) and index.
Contents 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 "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."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Economic forecasting.
Capitalism -- History -- 21st century.
Economic development -- History -- 21st century.
Social change.
Sustainable development.
Sustainable living.
International economic relations.
ISBN 9780374235543 (hardback)
0374235546 (hardback)

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