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How Will Capitalism End?

Essays on a Failing System
Narrated by: David Skulski
Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
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The provocative political thinker asks if it will be with a bang or a whimper.

After years of ill health, capitalism is now in a critical condition. Growth has given way to stagnation; inequality is leading to instability; and confidence in the money economy has all but evaporated.

In How Will Capitalism End?, the acclaimed analyst of contemporary politics and economics Wolfgang Streeck argues the world is about to change. The marriage between democracy and capitalism, ill-suited partners brought together in the shadow of World War Two, is coming to an end. The regulatory institutions that once restrained the financial sector’s excesses have collapsed, and after the final victory of capitalism at the end of the Cold War, there is no political agency capable of rolling back the liberalization of the markets.

Ours has become a world defined by declining growth, oligarchic rule, a shrinking public sphere, institutional corruption, and international anarchy, and no cure to these ills is at hand.

©2016 Wolfgang Streeck (P)2018 Post Hypnotic Press Inc.

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Brilliantly read

This book is excellent and the reading of it is nuanced and at times ironic - recommended!

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Difficult to grasp complex subject.

This is a very interesting and relevant subject. But it is also a very complex subject and was not helped by the narrator who read to quickly. I cannot say I found it easy to understand and as this is a subject I would like to understand I found this disappointing. I think the author expected the reader to have more knowledge of the subject than I possessed.