The Future of Capitalism: Facing the New Anxieties

The Future of Capitalism: Facing the New Anxieties

Bill Gates's Five Books for Summer Reading 2019 From world-renowned economist Paul Collier, a candid diagnosis of the failures of capitalism and a pragmatic and realistic vision for how we can repair it. Deep new rifts are tearing apart the fabric of the United States and other Western societies: thriving cities versus rural counties, the highly skilled elite versus the less Bill Gates's Five Books for Summer Reading 2019 From world-renowned economist Paul Collier, a candid diagnosis...

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Title:The Future of Capitalism: Facing the New Anxieties
Author:Paul Collier
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Genres:Economics
ISBN:The Future of Capitalism: Facing the New Anxieties
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:256 pages pages

The Future of Capitalism: Facing the New Anxieties Reviews

  • Heidi
    Mar 11, 2019
    Convincing, even where my views differ. He calls this the politics of the "Hard Center" and is strongly anti-idealogue and pragmatic. He emphasizes ethical states, ethical firms and ethical families as the center for regaining social trust and individual investment. He points out that ...
  • D.  St. Germain
    Apr 08, 2019
    In The Future of Capitalism, Paul Collier, a development economist most known for his work The Bottom Billion, tackles the rise of poverty and the "grim rifts" that have begun to define the politics of his own country, the United Kingdom. Economists who study developing countries h...
  • Mehrsa
    Jan 15, 2019
    Collier makes some excellent books in here, but the idea needed some time to mature and become clear. The book offers a hodgepodge of problems and a few hodgepodge solutions. Problems go from feminism and the decline of marriage to offshore tax havens. Basically, lack of morality infus...
  • Drtaxsacto
    Mar 05, 2019
    The Future of Capitalism tells you very little about that subject. If one were cynical they might call the book Herbert Crowley redux; Crowley was the New Republic editor and FDR apologist who argued in an essay that ?government is different? - where he propounded the odd notion th...
  • Justus
    Jan 06, 2019
    I found this to be a pretty terrible book. It has the kernel of some good -- or at least interesting -- ideas but it does such a poor job of putting forward arguments in favor of its suggestions that I end up feeling like I wasted my time reading this. It doesn't help that few of his s...
  • Popup-ch
    Feb 10, 2019
    Paul Collier takes a step back from his usual battleground of third-world countries and looks at how modern-day western countries have moved in a disconcerting direction, towards increased alienation, reduced social mobility and ever widening inequalities, on a geographical as well as ...
  • Dale
    Apr 19, 2019
    A Review of the Audiobook Published in December of 2018 by HarperAudio. Read by Peter Noble. Duration: 9 hours, 26 minutes. Unabridged. Paul Collier is an award-winning economics professor at Oxford University. His name is symbolic of how he approaches this book, The Future o...
  • Daniel
    Jan 10, 2019
    Collier is an Economics Professor at Oxford. He pointed out that the current problems of capitalism stem from assuming the existence of the unreal Economic Man and promotes Utilitarianism. As a result, profits are maximised, manufacturing and back end jobs are moved overseas, machines ...
  • MDVinTO
    Apr 04, 2019
    For the most part when he speaks about the purpose of education or how to improve it, I simply found myself as an educator being a little taken aback from the point being made about teachers who actually can not teach. Most teachers who can?t teach or hate it will self destruct in a ...
  • Michael Duncan
    Feb 23, 2019
    Overall, I?d recommend this as a necessary view from an economist on the deeper reasons why some Western first-world societies are experiencing shifts toward nativism and populism, and what is causing the widening gap between rich and poor. Collier does this by cogently explaining ho...
  • Colby
    Mar 01, 2019
    The diagnosis is better than the prescription ...
  • Dan Graser
    Dec 18, 2018
    What Oxford professor Paul Collier has written here is not only a very involved work of economics but also a deeply felt expression of ethics surrounding the current socio-political climate and how that has tainted and marginalized rational discussion of purely economic issues. He fram...
  • Jeffrey
    Apr 04, 2019
    3.5. I read the Kindle version. Collier is British so most of his examples are from the UK. The book has several thoughtful points. He stated several times that he is not a Marxist and I thought he doth protest too much. His prescriptions nearly all involve direct intervention by the s...
  • Stephen
    Jan 11, 2019
    This is the age for a book like this. The economy no longer seems to be working. Society no longer seems to be working. Politics no longer seems to be working. This book looks at why this might be so. The first chapter provides an analysis of where it all seems to have gone wrong and I...
  • Zach
    Jan 31, 2019
    Solid 3.5. The ideas are very interesting; the preamble and diagnosis are well covered and the book spends a lot of time rehashing. ...
  • Kursad Albayraktaroglu
    Mar 18, 2019
    Too academic, dense and basically has nothing to do with its title or the subjects listed in the blurb. I was expecting a cogent analysis of the current state of capitalism and the way forward. What I got is an incoherent collection of essays on ethics, society, and nothing on capitali...
  • John McDonald
    Mar 11, 2019
    This is an important book which outlines a format for capitalism that, if practiced, likely would relieve any number of conflicts and dysfunctions that worldwide societies and economies face. It's a longshot but a longshot worth debating and, with some fine tuning, implementing. Alt...
  • Sanford Chee
    May 21, 2019
    Bill Gates' review https://www.gatesnotes.com/Books/The-... ...
  • Germán
    Feb 20, 2019
    Clear, concise, and packed with ideas. ...
  • Alex
    May 26, 2019
    This book nails it. Read it! And tell your friends to read it. It describes cogently what has gone wrong and also outlines a pragmatic program to fix it. It?s for everyone interested in ?the state we?re in?. Economists, especially, should pay attention because this is what effe...
  • Kostina
    Jun 02, 2019
    Reading a centrist's point of view on politics, sociology and economy is always a challenge for me, but I accepted this one with interest because of the good reviews and credentials of the author. I was, however, disappointed and at times enraged by the superficiality of this book. I h...
  • Christopher Neal
    Jan 31, 2019
    Paul Collier?s The Future of Capitalism ? Facing the New Anxieties An economist?s prescription to challenge the charlatan extremes ruling broken societies This is Paul Collier?s best book to date. It follows his other very good ones, notably The Bottom Billion, a watershed ...
  • Anthony Risi
    Jan 26, 2019
    This book does a great job of explaining and examining the new anxieties brought about by modern day capitalist societies. How did we go from a largely united nation with common goals to one that is heavily divided along social, political, and economic lines? Collier raises interesting...
  • Scott
    Jan 18, 2019
    This is an interesting and thoughtful book. Paul's comments about belonging resonate with me. But I remain uncertain about the duty of rescue, especially in the context of his other comments. He essentially attacks victimhood, the notion that victims somehow deserve certain treatment a...
  • Emil Gigov
    Feb 10, 2019
    I approached the book with much interest having listened to an LSE podcast lecture delivered by Sir Paul Collier. The introduction to the book suggested it will tackle some important issues of the day such as the increasing economic divergence of major cities and the countryside. Indee...
  • Bill Gates
    May 20, 2019
    I?m a big fan of Paul Collier. A highly respected Oxford economist (and a knight!), he has spent his career trying to understand and alleviate global poverty. His book The Bottom Billion is still on the short list of books that I recommend to people, even though a lot has changed sin...
  • Cristian
    Jun 06, 2019
    I am a bit at an odds with this book. I had to meditate a while before writing a proper review, and I don't know if what I write will make it justice. My suggestion is to read it, it is certainly worth it. Now onto the review. On the one hand, this book is a great diagnosis of ever...
  • Anthony
    May 31, 2019
    Thick, heavy listen this one. That said, it swiftly joined the company Principles as a book that I will assuredly purchase physically and will revisit with a highlighter. That said, there's so much to unpack here that I'll likely give it a second listen in the future on top of the purc...
  • Mahin
    Mar 21, 2019
    I am reticent to review The Future of Capitalism (and books on economics, in general) if only because I haven't formally studied economics. With that said, I believe that capitalism has proven to be the best economic system, that it has elevated billions out of poverty (and is continui...
  • Marks54
    Jan 25, 2019
    This is a wonderful book, even better than I expected. The author is a respected and well published Oxford economist. The intent of the book is to provide a thoughtful overview of the problems facing global capitalism and even offer some possible fixes, perhaps in conjunction with his ...