Paper $24.00 ISBN: 9780745333304 Published October 2013 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
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The Poverty of Capitalism: Economic Meltdown and the Struggle for What Comes Next

John Hilary

The Poverty of Capitalism: Economic Meltdown and the Struggle for What Comes Next

John Hilary

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240 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457
Paper $24.00 ISBN: 9780745333304 Published October 2013 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $75.00 ISBN: 9780745333311 Published October 2013 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Capitalist growth is widely heralded as the only answer to the crisis still sweeping the global economy. Yet the era of corporate globalisation has been defined by unprecedented levels of inequality and environmental degradation. A return to capitalist growth threatens to exacerbate these problems, not solve them.

In The Poverty of Capitalism, John Hilary reveals the true face of transnational capital in its insatiable drive for expansion and accumulation. He exposes the myth of ‘corporate social responsibility’ (CSR), and highlights key areas of conflict over natural resources, labour rights and food sovereignty.

Hilary also describes the growing popular resistance to corporate power, as well as the new social movements seeking to develop alternatives to capitalism itself. This book will be essential reading for all those concerned with global justice, human rights and equity in the world order.

Contents

Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
1. Introduction
2. Crisis, Continuity and Change
3. Corporate Power in Practice
4. The Corporate Social Responsibility Delusion
5. Extractives: Dispossession Through Devastation
6. Garments: Capitalism’s False Promise
7. Food: the Final Frontier
8. Beyond Capitalism
Bibliography
Index

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