Capitalism has undergone continual change over the past two centuries. Yet, despite economic cycles that stagger from boom to bust, it has always emerged transformed and strengthened. In Postcapitalism: A guide to our future, author Paul Mason surveys its turbulent history and deliberates whether we are now on the brink of a change so profound that capitalism is reaching its limits. Is this immensely complex system, by which entire societies function, changing into something entirely new?
At the heart of this change is information technology. Mason shows that it is a revolution that has the potential to completely reshape how we understand work, production and value. He contends that information technology is already destroying an economy that is based on markets and private ownership.
The groundbreaking book offers a guide to our era of seismic economic change and how we can build a more equal society. The author, formerly an economics editor at Channel 4 News in the United Kingdom, shows how, from the ashes of the recent financial crisis, we have the chance to create a more socially just and sustainable global economy. Postcapitalism: A guide to our future has been selected as a Sunday Times top ten book.
Join this session of We Read For You, where Prof André Roux will present the essence of the book.