Monday, January 6, 2014

The Capitalism Papers

By Jerry Mander. See this link for a free Google book preview. From chapter 1:

"The idea that large-scale, free-market capitalism may eventually be revealed as simply a temporary, short-term experiment, appropriate perhaps for relatively brief moments of human history but now out of date, is rarely discussed openly. And the idea that capitalism is ultimately not amenable to reforms, not sustainable, inherently flawed [...] and that it may need to be abandoned in the interests of planetary survival, remains heretical to mainstream worldviews. [...] It remains ok to critique certain aspects of the system [...] but not the system itself, as if global capitalism occupies a virtually permanent existence, like a religion, a gift of God, infallible."

Welcome to IPS and IPE Mr. Mander, where that is exactly the idol addressed.

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