Paper $26.00 ISBN: 9780745335070 Published July 2015 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
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Economics After Capitalism

A Guide to the Ruins and a Road to the Future

Derek Wall

Economics After Capitalism

Derek Wall

Distributed for Pluto Press

With a Foreword by David Bollier
216 pages | 5 1/4 x 8 1/2 | © 2015
Paper $26.00 ISBN: 9780745335070 Published July 2015 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $85.00 ISBN: 9780745335087 Published July 2015 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
From the time it was uttered by Margaret Thatcher in the 1980s, “There is no alternative” has been the unofficial mantra of the neoliberal order. The illusion of inevitability has long been a bulwark of late capitalism, leaving us unable to imagine anything beyond its crises and inequalities. But as Derek Wall argues in Economics After Capitalism, there is in fact an alternative to our crisis-ridden, austerity-inflicted world—and not just one alternative, but many.
            Challenging the arguments for markets, mainstream economics, and capitalism from Adam Smith onwards, Economics After Capitalism provides a step-by-step guide to the writers, movements, and schools of thought critical of neoliberal globalization. These thinkers range from Keynesian-inspired reformists such as George Soros and Joseph Stiglitz and critics of inequality like Thomas Piketty and Amartya Sen to more radical voices such as Naomi Klein, Marxists such as David Harvey, anarchists, and autonomists including Antonio Negri and Michael Hardt.
            Wall explains Marx’s economic system in a twenty-first century context and outlines how we can build a democratic economy that, by drawing on the ideas of Elinor Ostrom, Hugo Chavez and others, can renew socialism. In providing a clear and accessible guide to the economics of anti-capitalism, Wall successfully demonstrates that an alternative to rampant climate change, elite rule and financial chaos is not just necessary, but possible.
Contents
Foreword to first edition by Nandor Tanczos
Foreword by David Bollier
1. Warm Conspiracies and Cold Concepts
2. Vaccinating against Anti-Capitalism: Stiglitz, Soros and Friends
3. White Collar Global Crime Syndicate: Korten, Klein and other Anti-Corporatists
4. Small is Beautiful: Green Economics
5. Planet Earth Money Martyred:
6. Imperialism Unlimited: Marxisms
7. The Tribe of Moles:
8. Ecosocialist Alternatives: Marx's Ecology
9. Women of the world unite: feminist economics.
10. Life after Capitalism:
Bibliography
Index
Review Quotes
Caroline Lucas, leader of the Green Party of England and Wales
“A thoughtful and inspiring guide to capitalism and anti-capitalism.”
Matthew Tempest, Guardian
“Funny, lateral and unique—an erudite Green primer on global justice.”
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