Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780745333137 Published July 2013 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9780745333144 Published July 2013 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

The Cancer Stage of Capitalism: From Crisis to Cure

John McMurtry

The Cancer Stage of Capitalism: From Crisis to Cure

John McMurtry

Distributed for Pluto Press

392 pages | 5.90551 x 9.05512
Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780745333137 Published July 2013 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9780745333144 Published July 2013 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

The Cancer Stage of Capitalism is a modern classic of critical philosophy and political economy, renowned for its depth and comprehensive research. It provides a step by step diagnosis of the continuing economic collapse in the US and Europe and has had an enormous influence on new visions of economic alternatives.

John McMurtry argues that our world disorder of unending crises is the predictable result of a cancerous economic system multiplying out of all control and destroying ecological, social and organic life - a process he describes as 'global ecogenocide'. In this updated edition he explains the ‘social immune response’ required to fight the ‘macro cancer’, something which has already been shown in developments such as the Occupy movement and the democratic social transformation of Latin America.

In an official global culture increasingly destructive of life, this book shows the necessity and possibility of building a sustainable society based on a universal commitment to life and nature.

Contents

1. Decoding the Cancer System and Its Resolution
2. The Ancient Taboo
3. The Pathologisation of the Free Market
4. The Social Immune System and the Cancer Stage of Capitalism
5. The Life Code versus the Money code: The Paradigm Shift
6. The Great Vehicle of the Civil Commons
Notes
Index

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