By David Harvey
"What i'm looking here's a larger figuring out of the contradictions of capital, no longer of capitalism. i need to understand how the industrial engine of capitalism works how it does, and why it could stutter and stall and occasionally seem to be at the brink. I additionally are looking to express why this fiscal engine could be changed, and with what." --from the Introduction
To glossy Western society, capitalism is the air we breathe, and most of the people hardly imagine to query it, for sturdy or for sick. yet understanding what makes capitalism work--and what makes it fail--is an important to realizing its long term wellbeing and fitness, and the gigantic implications for the worldwide economic system that go together with it.
In Seventeen Contradictions and the tip of Capitalism, the eminent pupil David Harvey, writer of A short background of Neoliberalism, examines the inner contradictions in the circulation of capital that experience prompted contemporary crises. He contends that whereas the contradictions have made capitalism versatile and resilient, additionally they include the seeds of systemic disaster. the various contradictions are possible, yet a few are deadly: the strain on unending compound progress, the need to take advantage of nature to its limits, and tendency towards common alienation. Capitalism has regularly controlled to increase the outer limits via "spatial fixes," increasing the geography of the method to hide international locations and folks previously open air of its variety. no matter if it might proceed to extend is an open query, yet Harvey thinks it not going within the medium time period destiny: the boundaries can't expand a lot extra, and the new monetary quandary is a harbinger of this.
David Harvey has lengthy been famous as one of many world's such a lot acute severe analysts of the worldwide capitalist method and the injustices that circulation from it. during this publication, he returns to the principles of all of his paintings, dissecting and interrogating the basic illogic of our economic climate, in addition to giving us a glance at how human societies are inclined to evolve in a post-capitalist world.