By David Harvey
"What i'm looking here's a larger figuring out of the contradictions of capital, now not of capitalism. i need to understand how the commercial engine of capitalism works how it does, and why it will probably stutter and stall and infrequently seem to be at the breaking point. I additionally are looking to convey why this fiscal engine will be changed, and with what." --from the Introduction
To smooth Western society, capitalism is the air we breathe, and most of the people not often imagine to query it, for sturdy or for in poor health. yet figuring out what makes capitalism work--and what makes it fail--is the most important to realizing its long term well-being, and the enormous implications for the worldwide economic climate that associate with it.
In Seventeen Contradictions and the tip of Capitalism, the eminent pupil David Harvey, writer of A short historical past of Neoliberalism, examines the interior contradictions in the movement of capital that experience prompted contemporary crises. He contends that whereas the contradictions have made capitalism versatile and resilient, in addition they include the seeds of systemic disaster. the various contradictions are achievable, yet a few are deadly: the strain on never-ending compound development, the need to take advantage of nature to its limits, and tendency towards common alienation. Capitalism has regularly controlled to increase the outer limits via "spatial fixes," increasing the geography of the procedure to hide countries and folks previously open air of its variety. no matter if it could actually proceed to extend is an open query, yet Harvey thinks it not going within the medium time period destiny: the boundaries can't expand a lot extra, and the new monetary predicament is a harbinger of this.
David Harvey has lengthy been famous as one of many world's so much acute serious analysts of the worldwide capitalist approach and the injustices that movement from it. during this e-book, he returns to the rules of all of his paintings, dissecting and interrogating the basic illogic of our economy, in addition to giving us a glance at how human societies tend to evolve in a post-capitalist world.