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PostCapitalism: A Guide to Our Future (Paperback)
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PostCapitalism: A Guide to Our Future (Paperback)

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Paperback 368 Pages / Published: 02/06/2016
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The current crisis not only spells the end of the neoliberal model, it is a symptom of the longer-term mismatch between market systems and an economy based on information. The aim of this book is to explain why replacing capitalism is no longer a utopian dream, how the basic forms of a postcapitalist economy can be found within the current system, and how they could be expanded rapidly.

From Paul Mason, the award-winning Channel 4 presenter, Postcapitalism is a guide to our era of seismic economic change, and how we can build a more equal society.

Over the past two centuries or so, capitalism has undergone continual change - economic cycles that lurch from boom to bust - and has always emerged transformed and strengthened. Surveying this turbulent history, Paul Mason wonders whether today we are on the brink of a change so big, so profound, that this time capitalism itself, the immensely complex system by which entire societies function, has reached its limits and is changing into something wholly new.

At the heart of this change is information technology: a revolution that, as Mason shows, has the potential to reshape utterly our familiar notions of work, production and value; and to destroy an economy based on markets and private ownership - in fact, he contends, it is already doing so.

In this ground-breaking, Sunday Times top ten book, Mason shows how, from the ashes of the recent financial crisis, we have the chance to create a more socially just and sustainable global economy.

‘The most important book about our economy and society to be published in my lifetime' - Irvine Welsh

‘Mason weaves together varied intellectual threads to produce a fascinating set of ideas… the thesis about “postcapitalism” deserves a wide readership among right and left alike… Politicians of all stripes should take note. And so should the people who vote for them.’ – The FT

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141975290
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 269 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21 mm

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“A Solid Introduction to Our Potential Future”

Paul Mason's thinking well ahead of his time with this one, though he keeps his eye on the past to see what he can read of the days ahead. Plenty of excellent anecdotes pepper the text and even as someone with... More

Paperback edition
11th October 2016
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“Paul Mason's "PostCapitalism"”

Neoliberalism is the latest manifestation of capitalism and capitalism is dying. This is the half the message from Paul Mason: it is a book of two halves, the other half is what is to follow neoliberalism, namely... More

Paperback edition
28th August 2016
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