By Derek Wall
Contributor note: ahead through David Bollier
‘There is not any alternative’ has been the unofficial mantra of the neoliberal order considering the fact that its utterance by way of Margaret Thatcher within the Eighties. As Derek Wall argues in Economics After Capitalism, there's actually a substitute for our crisis-ridden, austerity-inflicted global - and never only one replacement, yet many.
Challenging the arguments for markets, mainstream economics and capitalism from Adam Smith onwards, Economics After Capitalism presents a step by step advisor to numerous writers, events and faculties of suggestion, severe of neoliberal globalisation. those variety from Keynesian-inspired reformists resembling Geroge Soros and Joseph Stiglitz, critics of inequality like Thomas Piketty and Amaitya Sen, to extra radical voices together with Naomi Klein, Marxists reminiscent of David Harvey, anarchists, and autonomists together with Toni Negri and Michael Hardt.
By offering a transparent and obtainable advisor to the economics of anti-capitalism, Derek Wall effectively demonstrates that an open resource eco-socialist substitute to rampant weather swap, elite rule and fiscal chaos is not only worthwhile, yet attainable.
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