The Lugano Report

The Lugano Report : On Preserving Capitalism in the Twenty-First Century

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'In this satire, a summit on preserving the capitalist order comes to some disturbing conclusions as it follows the logic of capitalism ad infinitum.' Washington Post`With acid wit and somber truths, The Lugano Report brilliantly portrays, through the eyes of its imagined but all too realistic planners, a world that may be heading for deep trouble.' Noam Chomsky`A brilliant, terrifying book which should be on the beside table of every policy maker in the West.' Victoria Brittain`Susan George's intimate knowledge of the bureaucratic mindset means that the book works superbly as a satire - following the example of Swift's Modest Proposal - but her greater aim is to show that there are viable alternatives to this nightmare.' New InternationalistThis is a new edition of Susan George's acclaimed satire on capitalism. Fictional experts recruited by world leaders to discuss the future of global capitalism provide their assessment of the dire state of the current economy and put forward new ideas for ensuring the survival of the system. But at what cost? Susan George provides a brilliant and chilling vision of the way the winners in the globalisation game profit from poverty and reveals, with relentless logic, the dark future that lies ahead under capitalism.This new edition features a new introduction from the author.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 232 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 17.02mm | 331.12g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0745322077
  • 9780745322070

Review quote

'In this satire, a summit on preserving the capitalist order comes to some disturbing conclusions as it follows the logic of capitalism ad infinitum.' --Washington Post 'With acid wit and somber truths, The Lugano Report brilliantly portrays, through the eyes of its imagined but all too realistic planners, a world that may be heading for deep trouble.' --Noam Chomsky 'A brilliant, terrifying book which should be on the beside table of every policy maker in the West.' --Victoria Brittain 'Susan George's intimate knowledge of the bureaucratic mindset means that the book works superbly as a satire - following the example of Swift's Modest Proposal - but her greater aim is to show that there are viable alternatives to this nightmare.' --New Internationalistshow more

About Susan George

Susan George has written widely on development issues for three decades. She is an associate director of the Transnational Institute and a member of Jubilee 2000. She is the author of several classic works including How the Other Half Dies (Penguin), The Debt Boomerang (Pluto Press), Ill Fares the Land (Penguin) and, with Fabrizio Sabelli, Faith and Credit: The World Bank Secular Empire (Penguin).show more

Table of contents

Introduction Letter from the Commissioning Parties Letter of Transmittal Part One I. Dangers II. Control III. Impact Conclusion Part Two I. Goals II. Pillars III. Scourges: Conquest; War; Famine; Pestilence IV. Prevention V. Puzzles Annexe Afterword Indexshow more

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