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How Will Capitalism End?: Essays on a Failing System

Authors: Streeck, Wolfgang
Publisher: Verso Books
BISAC/Subject: POL033000, POL023000, POL007000
ISBN: 9781784784034, Related ISBNs: 178478401X, 1784784036, 1786632985, 9781784784010, 9781784784034
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 272,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: The provocative political thinker asks if it will be with a bang or a whimper

After years of ill health, capitalism is now in a critical condition. Growth has given way to stagnation; inequality is leading to instability; and confidence in the money economy has all but evaporated.

In How Will Capitalism End?, the acclaimed analyst of contemporary politics and economics Wolfgang Streeck argues that the world is about to change. The marriage between democracy and capitalism, ill-suited partners brought together in the shadow of World War Two, is coming to an end. The regulatory institutions that once restrained the financial sector’s excesses have collapsed and, after the final victory of capitalism at the end of the Cold War, there is no political agency capable of rolling back the liberalization of the markets.

Ours has become a world defined by declining growth, oligarchic rule, a shrinking public sphere, institutional corruption and international anarchy, and no cure to these ills is at hand.
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