Decline of Capitalism by Harry Shutt
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Decline of Capitalism
By Harry Shutt

The Decline of Capitalism

Can a Self-Regulated Profits System Survive?

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Decline of Capitalism by Harry Shutt

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As financial and economic chaos increasingly threatens the entire world, its leaders have only one answer: rigid adherence to the neoliberal policies that have proved so disastrous over 25 years - while they falsify statistics to try and shore up public illusions of 'success' and seek to distract attention with a bogus 'war on terror'. But what this strategy of desperation can no longer conceal is the inability of self-regulated, profit-maximizing capitalism either to deliver minimum acceptable levels of economic security to the vast mass of the world's people or to avert ultimate financial crisis such as will bring ruin even to most of the privileged few. As this grim reality - manifested in chronic low growth, crumbling share values, bankrupt pension funds and unprecedented corporate failure and fraud - begins to dawn on the public, it must raise increasing doubts as to the sustainability of an economic order so long taken for granted.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781842774014
ISBN-10: 1842774018
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 138mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Zed Books Ltd
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Beyond the Profits System by Harry Shutt Beyond the Profits System, Paperback (February 2010)

Offers a different analysis to the mainstream, establishment commentators who have struggled to come to terms with the crisis. This book provides not merely a comprehensive background to the flawed ideologies that precipitated the collapse, but also a radical way forward in light of the catastrophe.

Trouble with Capitalism by Harry Shutt Trouble with Capitalism, Paperback (September 2009)

The collapse of the banking system and instability in the financial markets has dramatically shaken confidence in the global economic order. This work argues that the crisis has arisen as a result of fundamental economic problems, stemming from the growing redundancy of both labour and capital since the 1970s.

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Author Biography - Harry Shutt

Harry Shutt was Chief Economist at the Fund for Research and Investment for the Development of Africa (1977-79). Since then he has been an independent economic consultant. His books include The Myth of Free Trade: Patterns of Protectionism Since 1945 (1985), The Trouble with Capitalism: An Inquiry into the Causes of Global Economic Failure (Zed 1999) and A New Democracy: Alternatives to a Bankrupt World Order (Zed 2001).

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