Paper $26.00 ISBN: 9780745337937 Will Publish April 2018 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9780745337944 Will Publish April 2018 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Overripe Economy

American Capitalism and the Crisis of Democracy

Alan Nasser

Overripe Economy

Alan Nasser

Distributed for Pluto Press

240 pages | 5 1/4 x 8 1/2 | © 2018
Paper $26.00 ISBN: 9780745337937 Will Publish April 2018 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9780745337944 Will Publish April 2018 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Capitalism is in crisis. Overripe Economy uses a historical view to explain how we got here and why. Taking readers through the history of American capitalism--from the ruthless competition of the nineteenth century to the maturation of industrial capitalism in the early part of the twentieth and on into today’s finance-ridden decline--Alan Nasser lays out here in damning detail why the persistent austerity of financialized capitalism is the inevitable outcome of the evolution of the American economy. Capitalism, he argues, ultimately presents us with two alternatives: persistent austerity, declining democracy, and a privatized state, or a polity and economy characterized by genuine economic democracy.
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