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    DescriptionWe've been told for years that the capitalist free market is a self-correcting perpetual growth machine in which sellers always find buyers, precluding any major crisis in the system. Then the credit crunch of August 2007 turned into the great crash of September-October 2008, leading one apologist for the system, Willem Buiter, to write of "the end of capitalism as we knew it." As the crisis unfolded, the world witnessed the way in which the runaway speculation of the "shadow" banking system wreaked havoc on world markets, leaving real human devastation in its wake. Faced with the financial crisis, some economic commentators began to talk of "zombie banks"-financial institutions that were in an "undead state" and incapable of fulfilling any positive function but a threat to everything else. What they do not realize is that twenty-first century capitalism as a whole is a zombie system, seemingly dead when it comes to achieving human goals.

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    Zombie Capitalism
    Global Crisis and the Relevance of Marx
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Chris Harman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 424
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 567 g
    ISBN 13: 9781608461042
    ISBN 10: 1608461041

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    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    black & white line drawings
    Haymarket Books
    Imprint name
    Haymarket Books
    Publication date
    16 November 2010
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    Author Information
    Chris Harman (1942-2009) was the editor of the" International Socialism" and the author of numerous books, including "A Peoples History of the World" (Verso).
    Review quote
    "This book needs to be read far and wide. It is a clear, incisive warning of the massive dangers posed by a clear, incisive warning of the massive danges posed by a "runaway system" and the threat it poses for the future of humanity." -Gram Turner, author of "The Credit Crunch" "Essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the present-day crisis and its place in the history of capitalism." - Alex Callinicos, author of "Bonfire of Illusions" ""Zombie Capitalism" is both timely and hugely valuable. . . . This book is an essential read."--Socialist Review