The Cancer Stage of Capitalism - Pdf eBook Download
Poster Not Found

Read Now Download


Title Book: The Cancer Stage of Capitalism
Author : John McMurtry
ISBN 10: 0745313477
ISBN 13: 9780745313474
Publisher : Pluto Press
Category : Political Science / Public Policy / Economic Policy
Languages : en
Pages : 328
File Type : PDF EPUB DOCX TEXT
File Size : 40,5 Mb
Total Download : 483
Total Read : 94


Ebook Rating

9.7

  22191 Member Vote

Description :

In this bold new look at the recent uncontrolled spread of global capitalism, John McMurtry, professor of philosophy at the University of Guelph, develops the metaphor of modern capitalism as a cancer. Its invasive growth, he argues, threatens to break down our society's immune system and--if not soon restrained--could reverse all the progress that has been made toward social equity and stability. On every continent, in every state, there are indicators of profound economic and environmental collapse. From the lands of indigenous communities to the currency markets of Asia, from the ocean floors to the ozone layer, the collapse is all-encompassing and deep-reaching. John McMurtry traces the causes of this global disorder back to the mutating assumptions of market theory that now govern the world’s economy. He diagnoses the malaise as a pathologist would a biological cancer, tracking the delinked circuits of the global system’s monetised growth as a carcinogenic disorder at the social level of life-organization. In the wide-lensed tradition of Adam Smith, Marx and Keynes, McMurtry cuts across academic disciplines and boundaries to penetrate the inner logic of the system’s problems. Far from pessimistic, he argues that the way out of the global crisis is to be found in an evolving substructure of history which provides a common ground of resolution across ethnic and national divisions. Reaching beyond conventional textbooks, this fascinating study offers a new paradigm which is accessible to intelligent citizens the world over.