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The Locust and the Bee : Predators and Creators in Capitalism's Future - Updated Edition / Geoff Mulgan.

Author/Creator:
Mulgan, Geoff author.
Publication:
Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, [2015]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource
Edition:
Updated edition with a New afterword by the author
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Capitalism -- History.
Economic history.
Economics -- Philosophy.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
The recent economic crisis was a dramatic reminder that capitalism can both produce and destroy. It's a system that by its very nature encourages predators and creators, locusts and bees. But, as Geoff Mulgan argues in this compelling, imaginative, and important book, the economic crisis also presents a historic opportunity to choose a radically different future for capitalism, one that maximizes its creative power and minimizes its destructive force. In an engaging and wide-ranging argument, Mulgan digs into the history of capitalism across the world to show its animating ideas, its utopias and dystopias, as well as its contradictions and possibilities. Drawing on a subtle framework for understanding systemic change, he shows how new political settlements reshaped capitalism in the past and are likely to do so in the future. By reconnecting value to real-life ideas of growth, he argues, efficiency and entrepreneurship can be harnessed to promote better lives and relationships rather than just a growth in the quantity of material consumption. Healthcare, education, and green industries are already becoming dominant sectors in the wealthier economies, and the fields of social innovation, enterprise, and investment are rapidly moving into the mainstream--all indicators of how capital could be made more of a servant and less a master. This is a book for anyone who wonders where capitalism might be heading next--and who wants to help make sure that its future avoids the mistakes of the past. This edition of The Locust and the Bee includes a new afterword in which the author lays out some of the key challenges facing capitalism in the twenty-first century.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
1. After Capitalism
2. Barren and Pregnant Crises
3. The Essence of Capitalism
4. To Take or to Make
5. Capitalism's Critics
6. Anticapitalist Utopias and Neotopias
7. The Nature of Change
8. Creative and Predatory Technology
9. The Rise of Economies Based on Relationships and Maintenance
10. Capitalism's Generative Ideas
11. New Accommodations
12. Outgrowing Capitalism
Afterword to the paperback edition
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 08. Jul 2019)
Contributor:
Mulgan, Geoff.
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9781400866199
OCLC:
932064298
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9781400866199 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.