The Future of Capitalism: Facing the New Anxieties

The Future of Capitalism: Facing the New Anxieties Review

From world-renowned economist Paul Collier, a candid diagnosis of the failures of capitalism and a pragmatic and realistic vision for how we can repair it.

Deep new rifts are tearing apart the fabric of the United States and other Western societies: thriving cities versus rural counties, the highly skilled elite versus the less educated, wealthy versus developing countries. As these divides deepen, we have lost the sense of ethical obligation to others that was crucial to the rise of post-war social democracy. So far these rifts have been answered only by the revivalist ideologies of populism and socialism, leading to the seismic upheavals of Trump, Brexit, and the return of the far-right in Germany. We have heard many critiques of capitalism but no one has laid out a realistic way to fix it, until now.

In a passionate and polemical book, celebrated economist Paul Collier outlines brilliantly original and ethical ways of healing these rifts—economic, social and cultural—with the cool head of pragmatism, rather than the fervor of ideological revivalism. He reveals how he has personally lived across these three divides, moving from working-class Sheffield to hyper-competitive Oxford, and working between Britain and Africa, and acknowledges some of the failings of his profession.

Drawing on his own solutions as well as ideas from some of the world’s most distinguished social scientists, he shows us how to save capitalism from itself—and free ourselves from the intellectual baggage of the twentieth century.

Title:The Future of Capitalism: Facing the New Anxieties
Edition Language:English

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  • Karl-O

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  • Justus

    I found this to be a pretty terrible book. It has the kernel of some good -- or at least interesting -- ideas but it does such a poor job of putting forward arguments in favor of its suggestions that ...

  • Marks54

    This is a wonderful book, even better than I expected. The author is a respected and well published Oxford economist. The intent of the book is to provide a thoughtful overview of the problems facing ...

  • Dan Graser

    What Oxford professor Paul Collier has written here is not only a very involved work of economics but also a deeply felt expression of ethics surrounding the current socio-political climate and how th...

  • Daniel

    Collier is an Economics Professor at Oxford. He pointed out that the current problems of capitalism stem from assuming the existence of the unreal Economic Man and promotes Utilitarianism. As a result...

  • Mehrsa

    Collier makes some excellent books in here, but the idea needed some time to mature and become clear. The book offers a hodgepodge of problems and a few hodgepodge solutions. Problems go from feminism...

  • Pinar

    hızlı okunan, kolay anlaşılır, ekonomi dışında her konuya değinen, içeriğin büyük bir kısmı Noah Harari'den derlenmiş hissi veren, sonuç itibariyle kapitalizmden başka bir gelecek g...

  • Scott

    This is an interesting and thoughtful book. Paul's comments about belonging resonate with me. But I remain uncertain about the duty of rescue, especially in the context of his other comments. He essen...

  • Zach

    Solid 3.5. The ideas are very interesting; the preamble and diagnosis are well covered and the book spends a lot of time rehashing. ...

  • Christopher Neal

    Paul Collier’s The Future of Capitalism – Facing the New AnxietiesAn economist’s prescription to challenge the charlatan extremes ruling broken societiesThis is Paul Collier’s best book to dat...