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, she argues, 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.show more

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  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 149.9 x 222 x 24.6mm | 462.67g
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • Texere Publishing
  • Florence, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 1587991454
  • 9781587991455

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 politicsshow more

About Diane Coyle

Prior to devoting herself to writing on a freelance basis and consulting and developing an economics website through her own company - Enlightenment Economics, Diane Coyle was Economics Editor of The Independent in London, where she continues to write a column. She worked at The Independent for 8 years and in 2000 was the winner of the prestigious Wincott Award for Senior Financial Journalist. She has a Ph.D. from Harvard and spent a year at the Treasury. She is also currently Visiting Research Fellow at the London School of Economics' Centre for Economic Performance. She has written two other books - The Weightless World and Governing the World Economy, and is currently writing a new book (to be published by TEXERE in 2002) which will bring the relevance of economics to a wide audience. She lives in London.show more

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