Penguin Book


Paul Mason

We know that our world is in the process of seismic change - but how can we emerge from the crisis a fairer, more equal society?

Time and again, for hundreds of years, capitalism has proved its resilience, weathering major economic and social crises only to emerge transformed and reinvigorated. But, says Paul Mason, we are living in a moment of change so profound - a moment in which ways of earning money, the basic technologies of daily life and forms of property ownership are being transformed - that the nature of capitalism itself is about to transform into something wholly new.

In this groundbreaking book, Paul Mason takes us on a panoramic tour of capitalism itself. He explores how past societies, when confronted with periods of crisis, have collapsed or changed, and provides a powerful critique of why our present system of financial capitalism has failed us. Most of all, he shows how, from the ashes of the crisis, we have the chance to create a more socially just and sustainable economy. While the dangers ahead are profound, he argues, there is cause for hope. This is the first time in human history in which, equipped with an understanding of what is happening around us, we can predict and shape, rather than simply react to, seismic change.

Paul Mason is the award-winning Economics Editor of BBC2's Newsnight. His books include Meltdown: The End of the Age of Greed and Why It's Kicking Off Everywhere: the New Global Revolutions. He writes for, among others, the Guardian and the New Statesman.

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234 x 153mm
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