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The Enigma of Capital and the Crises of Capitalism

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For three centuries the capitalist system has shaped western society, suffering regular implosions in which nations and individuals are liable to lose everything. Yet it continues to dominate the world. David Harvey draws on his unrivalled knowledge of capitalism to ask how and why this is the case - and whether it must always be so.

He shows that periodic episodes of meltdown are not only inevitable in the capitalist system, but also essential to its survival. The essence of capitalism is self-interest, and to talk of imposing regulation and morality, he argues, is irrational. This timely and important book breaks new ground by examining the case for a sustainable social order that really could be just, responsible and humane.

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Author(s):
David Harvey
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1846683092
ISBN-13:
9781846683091
Publisher:
Profile
Title:
The Enigma of Capital and the Crises of Capitalism

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For three centuries the capitalist system has shaped western society, suffering regular implosions in which nations and individuals are liable to lose everything. Yet it continues to dominate the world. David Harvey draws on his unrivalled knowledge of capitalism to ask how and why this is the case - and whether it must always be so.

He shows that periodic episodes of meltdown are not only inevitable in the capitalist system, but also essential to its survival. The essence of capitalism is self-interest, and to talk of imposing regulation and morality, he argues, is irrational. This timely and important book breaks new ground by examining the case for a sustainable social order that really could be just, responsible and humane.

Author(s):
David Harvey
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1846683092
ISBN-13:
9781846683091
Publisher:
Profile
Title:
The Enigma of Capital and the Crises of Capitalism

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