Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism
Profile Books, 2 abr. 2015 - 338 páginas
You thought capitalism was permanent? Think again. The world's leading Marxist thinker explores the hidden workings of capital and reveals the forces that will lead inexorably to the demise of our system. Now in paperback. You thought capitalism was permanent? Think again. David Harvey unravels the contradictions at the heart of capitalism-its drive, for example, to accumulate capital beyond the means of investing it, it's imperative to use the cheapest methods of production that leads to consumers with no means of consumption, and its compulsion to exploit nature to the point of extinction. These are the tensions which underpin the persistence of mass unemployment, the downward spirals of Europe and Japan, and the unstable lurches forward of China and India. Not that the contradictions of capital are all bad: they can lead to the innovations that make capitalism resilient and, it seems, permanent. Yet appearances can deceive: while many of capital's contradictions can be managed, others will be fatal to our society. This new book is both an incisive guide to the world around us and a manifesto for change.
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I don't know why all the Marxists I read so far gave the impression that when they point out some characteristic of capitalism they are being clever. No one is disputing these, and none of them are ... Leer reseña completa
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The moving contradictions of capitalism can line up and blow itself up. Here's how. Leer reseña completa