Revenge Capitalism: The Ghosts of Empire, the Demons of Capital, and the Settling of Unpayable Debts (Paperback)
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Revenge Capitalism: The Ghosts of Empire, the Demons of Capital, and the Settling of Unpayable Debts (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 20/05/2020
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Capitalism is in a profound state of crisis. Beyond the mere dispassionate cruelty of 'ordinary' structural violence, it appears today as a global system bent on reckless economic revenge; its expression found in mass incarceration, climate chaos, unpayable debt, pharmaceutical violence and the relentless degradation of common life.

In Revenge Capitalism, Max Haiven argues that this economic vengeance helps us explain the culture and politics of revenge we see in society more broadly. Moving from the history of colonialism and its continuing effects today, he examines the opioid crisis in the US, the growth of 'surplus populations' worldwide and unpacks the central paradigm of unpayable debts - both as reparations owed, and as a methodology of oppression.

Revenge Capitalism offers no easy answers, but is a powerful call to the radical imagination.

Publisher: Pluto Press
ISBN: 9780745340562
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 354 g
Dimensions: 215 x 135 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Perhaps the most theoretically creative radical thinker of the moment'

-- David Graeber, author of 'Debt: The First 5000 Years'

'Max Haiven retraces the roots of the current regression, of the reactionary trend that is driving the world toward a new darkness. These roots are humiliation and revenge. In my opinion, this book is of strategic importance'

-- Franco Berardi, author of 'Futurability: The Age of Impotence and the Horizon of Possibility'

'A deeply learned debt warrior, Haiven lays bare the abject cruelty of financial capitalism, and provides us with a rich supply of sources and arguments for a fightback that gives as good as it takes'

-- Andrew Ross, author of 'Creditocracy and the Case for Debt Refusal'

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