Paradoxes of Prosperity

Paradoxes of Prosperity : Why the New Capitalism Benefits All

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In the New Capitalism, things aren't always what they seem. We know technology is changing capitalism. We hear about the riches of the information revolution. In theory, there is a greater opportunity for global prosperity now more than ever before. Yet for the first time in nearly 40 years activists have engaged in mass street protests against capitalism. The anti-globalization riots that started in Seattle, Washington, Melbourne, and Prague continue to gain momentum. Riots end in destruction and clouds of tear gas. There is a hunger for change: but is this really the way? In "Paradoxes of Prosperity", Diane Coyle, a Harvard-trained economist and award-winning columnist for The Independent examines the need for a worldwide change and also follows those who think that capitalism and globalization are the problem not the solution. Capitalism, in fact, is the only solution for increasing prosperity in both urban neighborhoods and developing countries. A "new capitalism" is dawning. And there will be a revolution, but it doesn't need tear gas.
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  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 162.1 x 234.7 x 29.2mm | 635.04g
  • Texere Publishing
  • Florence, United States
  • English
  • 1587990822
  • 9781587990823

Table of contents

1. The growth Revolution 2. The technological Recipe 3. The gathering clouds 4. Vanishing borders 5. Time as capital 6. Chaos, control, and culture in the information age 7. The end of bureaucracy 8. The corporate dinosaurs 9. The new politics
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Sunday Business, July 15, 2001 Coyle's rigorous exposition...presents both a view of the dramatic changes taking place and commentary on the likely future. Business Voice, September, 2001 You could not wish to read a more intelligent, better written analysis of the New Economy. The Independent, October 6, 2001 A lucid and compelling argument.
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About Diane Coyle

Diane Coyle is the Economics Editor of The Independent. After getting her Ph.D. from Harvard she spent a year at the Treasury. She worked in the private sector and is now a journalist and writer specializing in business, technology and economics. She lives in London.
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