Political Economy and Global Capitalism: The 21st Century, by Robert Albritton, Bob Jessop, Richard Westra

By Robert Albritton, Bob Jessop, Richard Westra

Robert Albritton, Bob Jessop, Richard Westra (eds.)

This quantity brings jointly unique and well timed writings through the world over popular students that give some thought to the present trajectories of world capitalism and, within the gentle of those, think about most likely, attainable or fascinating futures. It deals theory-informed writing that contextualizes empirical examine on present world-historic occasions and tendencies with an eye fixed in the direction of understanding a way forward for human, social and financial betterment.

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'This is an illuminating number of essays on the place we're and the place we would turn out, from a individual overseas and interdisciplinary workforce of students and activists.' —Stuart Elden, affiliate Director of the overseas barriers study Unit, Durham University

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Negative Capitalism: Cynicism in the Neoliberal Era by J. D. Taylor

By J. D. Taylor

Negative Capitalism: Cynicism within the Neoliberal Era bargains a brand new conceptual framework for figuring out the present fiscal predicament. via a ranging sequence of analyses and views, it argues that cynicism has develop into culturally embedded within the united kingdom and US as an impact of disempowerment through neoliberal capitalism. but regardless of the deprivation and cave in of key social infrastructure like consultant democracy, welfare, workers' rights and equivalent entry to assets, there has to date been no collective, powerful and sustained overthrow of capitalism. Why is that this?

The book's important name is for brand spanking new ideas that get to the bottom of this narcissistic cynicism, embracing social democracy, constitutional rights, mass bankruptcies and animate sabotage. Kafka, Foucault, Ballard and de Sade are clashed with the X-Factor, ruinporn, London, and the art of Laura Oldfield Ford. Negative Capitalism's polemic is written to incite responses opposed to the cynical malaise of the neoliberal period.

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Occupy the Economy: Challenging Capitalism by Richard D. Wolff, David Barsamian

By Richard D. Wolff, David Barsamian

Today’s financial drawback is capitalism’s worst because the nice melancholy. hundreds of thousands have misplaced their jobs, houses and healthcare whereas those that paintings watch their pensions, advantages and activity safety decline. As a growing number of are impacted through the challenge, the process keeps to make the very filthy rich even richer. In eye-opening interviews with famous economist Richard Wolff, David Barsamian probes the foundation motives of the present financial trouble, its unjust social results and what can and may be performed to show issues around.

While others blame corrupt bankers and unregulated speculators or the govt. or maybe the terrible who borrowed, the authors exhibit that the factors of the concern run a lot deeper. They achieve again to the Seventies whilst the capitalist process itself shifted, finishing the century-old development of emerging wages for U.S. employees and thereby permitting the head 1% to turn into ultra-rich on the cost of the 99%. seeing that then, monetary injustice has develop into continual and extra corrupted politics. The Occupy move, by means of articulating deep indignation with the entire approach, mobilizes large numbers who search uncomplicated switch. Occupy the Economy not just clarifies and analyzes the problem in U.S. capitalism this day, it additionally issues towards suggestions which can form a much better destiny for all.

“Richard Wolff and David Barsamian really comprehend, on the inner most degrees, either the necessity for political, social, and fiscal switch during this state, and the methods such swap can take place. this is often a vital learn for everyone interested by the way forward for the area, from lecturers to involved voters, it’s additionally an excellent and considerate handbook that each activist needs to own.” —Thom Hartmann, the world over syndicated radio/TV host, and writer of The final Hours of old Sunlight

“Occupy activists in every single place are heatedly debating the query, ‘What’s subsequent for our movement?’ In his amassed interviews with David Barsamian, radical economist Richard Wolff lays out a compelling framework for extra anti-corporate organizing that makes a speciality of the basis of the matter: capitalism and its unending attack at the 99%. Occupiers (past, current, and destiny) now have an highbrow advisor to another type of economy—one that’s equitable, sustainable and, let’s wish, politically plausible, faster instead of later. Wolff’s deep yet conversational synthesis of contemporary perform and older conception couldn’t be extra well timed, persuasive, and readable. This booklet might be required studying for all hard work and neighborhood organizers newly encouraged via Occupy Wall Street!” —Steve Early, hard work activist, journalist, and writer of The Civil Wars in U.S. Labor

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Combined and Uneven Apocalypse: Luciferian Marxism by Evan Calder Williams

By Evan Calder Williams

From the repurposed rubble of salvagepunk to undead hordes banging on shopping center doorways, from empty waste zones to teeming plagued towns, mixed and asymmetric Apocalypse grapples with the apocalyptic fantasies of our collapsing period. relocating in the course of the movies, political developments, and recurrent crises of past due capitalism, Evan Calder Williams paints a black toned portrait of the dream and nightmare photographs of an international order long gone very, very improper. Situating itself within the defaulting monetary markets of the current, mixed and asymmetric Apocalypse glances again towards a messy heritage of zombies, automobile wrecks, tidal waves, extinction, trash lots, labour, pandemics, wolves, cannibalism, and common nastiness that populate the bottom of our cultural mind's eye. all ages could dream the top of the realm to persist with, yet those scattered nightmare figures are a skewed refraction of the conventional hell of capitalism. The apocalypse isn't anything that may occur someday: it's simply the sluggish unveiling of the disaster we've been residing via for hundreds of years. opposed to any fantasies of development, go back, or reconciliation, Williams launches a loathing critique of the awful current and provides a graveside smile for our valuable battles to come back.

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Accumulation in Post-Colonial Capitalism by Iman Kumar Mitra, Ranabir Samaddar, Samita Sen

By Iman Kumar Mitra, Ranabir Samaddar, Samita Sen

This quantity seems at how accumulation in postcolonial capitalism blurs the limits of area, associations, varieties, monetary regimes, labour techniques, and monetary segments on one hand, and creates zones and corridors at the different. It attracts our consciousness to the ordinary yet structurally valuable coexistence of either primitive and digital modes of accumulation within the postcolony. From those significant inquiries it develops a brand new realizing of postcolonial capitalism. The case reports during this quantity talk about the construction of city areas of capital extraction, institutionalization of postcolonial finance capital, gendering of labor kinds, institution of latest sorts of labour, formation of and adjustments in caste and racial identities and networks, and securitization―and thereby make certain that no examine of latest capitalism is whole with no completely addressing the postcolonial .  

by way of difficult the validated dualities among citizenship-based civil society and welfare-based political society, exploring significantly the query of colonial and postcolonial distinction, and foregrounding the cloth approaches of accumulation opposed to the culturalism of postcolonial experiences, this quantity redefines postcolonial experiences in South Asia and past. it truly is precious analyzing for college students and students of South Asian experiences, sociology, cultural and important anthropology, severe and praxis reports, and political science. 

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Forging Capitalism: Rogues, Swindlers, Frauds, and the Rise by Ian Klaus

By Ian Klaus

Vice is endemic to Western capitalism, in response to this interesting, wildly exciting, frequently startling historical past of recent finance. Ian Klaus's Forging Capitalism demonstrates how foreign monetary affairs within the 19th century have been performed not just via gents as a noble pursuit but additionally through connivers, thieves, swindlers, and frauds who believed that no probability used to be too nice and no scheme too outrageous if the financial gift was once monstrous adequate. Taken jointly, the grand deceptions of the bold schemers and the made up our minds efforts to protect opposed to them were instrumental in growing the monetary institutions of today.

In a narrative teeming with playboys and scoundrels and wealthy in colourful and outstanding occasions, Klaus chronicles the evolution of belief via 3 specified epochs: the age of values, the age of networks and reputations, and, eventually, in a global of elevated expertise and wealth, the age of skepticism and verification. In today's international, the place the questionable dealings of huge foreign monetary associations are continuously within the highlight, this amazing historical past has nice relevance, supplying crucial classes in either the significance and the constraints of trust.

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The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt by T. J. Stiles

By T. J. Stiles

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In this groundbreaking biography, T.J. Stiles tells the dramatic tale of Cornelius “Commodore” Vanderbilt, the combative guy and American icon who, via his genius and strength of will, did greater than probably the other person to create glossy capitalism. Meticulously researched and skillfully written, The First Tycoon describes a fantastic lifestyles, from Vanderbilt’s humble start throughout the presidency of George Washington to his dying as one of many richest males in American background. In among we see how the Commodore helped to release the transportation revolution, propel the Gold Rush, reshape ny, and invent the trendy company. Epic in its scope and luck, the lifetime of Vanderbilt is usually the tale of the increase of the US itself.

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Economists and the Powerful: Convenient Theories, Distorted by Norbert Häring, Niall Douglas

By Norbert Häring, Niall Douglas

"Economists and the robust: handy Theories, Distorted evidence, plentiful Rewards" explores the workings of the fashionable worldwide economic climate – an financial system within which festival has been corrupted and tool has a ubiquitous effect upon financial habit. according to empirical and theoretical reviews by way of wonderful economists from either the prior and cutting-edge, this learn argues that the genuine workings of capitalism are very various from the preferred myths voiced in mainstream economics. providing a better examine the heritage of monetary doctrines – in addition to how economists are incentivized – "Economists and the Powerful" exposes how, while and why the subject of strength used to be erased from the radar displays of mainstream monetary research – and the effect this subversive removing has had upon the trendy monetary international.

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The Path to Hope by Stéphane Hessel, Edgar Morin

By Stéphane Hessel, Edgar Morin

A brief, incisive political tract that criticizes the tradition of finance capitalism and demands a go back to the humanist values of the enlightenment: equality, liberty, freedom as outlined within the assertion of the Rights of guy, a go back to neighborhood, mutual admire, freedom from poverty, and an finish to theocracy and fundamentalism. The authors argue go back to those values constitutes "a route to hope," best the best way out of the current world wide malaise because of monetary cave in, ethical failure, and an lack of expertise of history.

For the authors, 20th-century fascism used to be no mere abstraction--it used to be a brutal method as a result of the same malaise, a method they fought opposed to. this offers their booklet targeted urgency.

The route to desire is written by means of esteemed French thinkers--94-year-old Stephane Hessel and 90-year-old Edgar Morin, following at the heels of Hessel's Indignez-vous! (Time for Outrage!). either books became bestsellers in France and all through Europe. either have additionally turn into foundational files underpinning the global protest circulation of which Occupy Wall highway is the yank subset.

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The Sources of Social Power, Volume 3 Global Empires and by Michael Mann

By Michael Mann

Distinguishing 4 resources of strength - ideological, fiscal, army, and political - this sequence lines their interrelations all through human background. This 3rd quantity of Michael Mann's analytical historical past of social strength starts off with 19th century worldwide empires and keeps with an international heritage of the 20 th century as much as 1945. Mann specializes in the interrelated improvement of capitalism, realms, and empires. quantity three discusses the "Great Divergence" among the fortunes of the West and the remainder of the area; the self-destruction of ecu and jap strength in international wars; the good melancholy; the increase of yank and Soviet energy; the competition among capitalism, socialism, and fascism; and the triumph of a reformed and democratic capitalism.

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