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    DescriptionFor three centuries the capitalist system has shaped western society, informed its rulers, and conditioned the lives of its people. Has the time come to move beyond it? Using his unrivalled knowledge of the subject, Harvey lays bare the follies of the international financial system, looking at the nature of capitalism, how it works and why sometimes it doesn't. He examines the vast flows of money that surge round the world in daily volumes well in excess of the sum of all its economies. He looks at the cycles of boom and bust in the world's housing and stock markets and shows that periodic episodes of meltdown are not only inevitable in the capitalist system but essential to its survival. The Enigma of Capital is a timely call-to-arms for the end of the capitalism, and makes a compelling case for a new social order that would allow us to live within a system that could be responsible, just and humane


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    Title
    The Enigma of Capital
    Subtitle
    And the Crises of Capitalism
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Harvey
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 222 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781846683091
    ISBN 10: 1846683092
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: ECO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S4.5
    BIC subject category V2: KCS
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17830
    BISAC V2.8: BUS069000
    DC23: 330.122
    Thema V1.0: KCS
    Publisher
    Profile Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Profile Books Ltd
    Publication date
    14 April 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    David Harvey is Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the City University of New York Graduate School and former Professor of Geography at Johns Hopkins and Oxford Universities. The author of numerous books, his work is considered vital and groundbreaking by the academic and political world. His following is growing every year and has entered the mainstream of modern poltical thought.
    Review quote
    A lucid and penetrating account of how the power of capital shapes our world -- Andrew Gamble Independent - Book of the Week A well-timed call for the overthrow of capitalism ... elegant ... entertainingly swashbuckling -- John Gapper Financial Times