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The Resource The locust and the bee : predators and creators in capitalism's future, Geoff Mulgan, with a new afterword by the author

The locust and the bee : predators and creators in capitalism's future, Geoff Mulgan, with a new afterword by the author

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The locust and the bee : predators and creators in capitalism's future
Title
The locust and the bee
Title remainder
predators and creators in capitalism's future
Statement of responsibility
Geoff Mulgan, with a new afterword by the author
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Language
eng
Summary
"The recent economic crisis was a dramatic reminder that capitalism can both produce and destroy. It's a system that by its very nature encourages predators and creators, locusts and bees. But, as Geoff Mulgan argues in this compelling, imaginative, and important book, the economic crisis also presents a historic opportunity to choose a radically different future for capitalism, one that maximizes its creative power and minimizes its destructive force. In an engaging and wide-ranging argument, Mulgan digs into the history of capitalism across the world to show its animating ideas, its utopias and dystopias, as well as its contradictions and possibilities. Drawing on a subtle framework for understanding systemic change, he shows how new political settlements reshaped capitalism in the past and are likely to do so in the future. By reconnecting value to real-life ideas of growth, he argues, efficiency and entrepreneurship can be harnessed to promote better lives and relationships rather than just a growth in the quantity of material consumption. Healthcare, education, and green industries are already becoming dominant sectors in the wealthier economies, and the fields of social innovation, enterprise, and investment are rapidly moving into the mainstream--all indicators of how capital could be made more of a servant and less a master. This is a book for anyone who wonders where capitalism might be heading next--and who wants to help make sure that its future avoids the mistakes of the past."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
JSTOR
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Target audience
specialized
The locust and the bee : predators and creators in capitalism's future, Geoff Mulgan, with a new afterword by the author
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The locust and the bee : predators and creators in capitalism's future, Geoff Mulgan, with a new afterword by the author
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt9qh0d0
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
After capitalism -- Barren and pregnant crises -- The essence of capitalism -- To take or to make: the roles of creators and predators -- Capitalism's critics -- Anticapitalist utopias and neotopias -- The nature of change: how one system becomes another -- Creative and predatory technology -- The rise of economies based on relationships and maintenance -- Capitalism's generative ideas -- New accommodations, or how societies (occasionally) jump -- Outgrowing capitalism -- Afterword to the paperback edition
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Edition
Second printing, and first paperback printing with a new afterword by the author.
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 343 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400866199
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Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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