The Capitalism Delusion

The Capitalism Delusion

The Capitalism Delusion In the free market we trust Look where that s got us With our economy based upon money as illusory as God s love Bob Ellis calls time on free market fundamentalism We put our faith in a system that a

  • Title: The Capitalism Delusion
  • Author: Bob Ellis
  • ISBN: 9780143203360
  • Page: 178
  • Format: Paperback
  • In the free market we trust Look where that s got us.With our economy based upon money as illusory as God s love, Bob Ellis calls time on free market fundamentalism.We put our faith in a system that awards do nothing CEOs with millions as their companies collapse and provoke a global crisis We judge corporate success on the number of sackings, fund the privatisation of eIn the free market we trust Look where that s got us.With our economy based upon money as illusory as God s love, Bob Ellis calls time on free market fundamentalism.We put our faith in a system that awards do nothing CEOs with millions as their companies collapse and provoke a global crisis We judge corporate success on the number of sackings, fund the privatisation of essential services with public money and favour cheap goods discounted by the loss of our jobs We sign up for wars in which capitalism makes a killing.Continuing from his classic dissection of economic rationalism, First Abolish the Customer, Ellis presents 345 arguments challenging the free market orthodoxy with ferocious intelligence and wit His free flowing meditation on the gross inequalities in our society contends that we are irresponsibly fixated on the sale of goods, instead of on delivering jobs that put money into people s hands Skewering the legacies of Thatcherism, he proposes some radically simple remedies, including restoring tariffs, investing in country towns and restricting corporate salaries.The Capitalism Delusion is vintage Ellis exasperated, impolite and inspiring.

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    Nowadays, the understanding that Capitalism is the be-all and end-all of economics is suffering a beating. Unfettered Capitalism felt it could do whatever it wanted, and economic rationalists and fundamentalists encouraged the view. The result has been, and will continue to be, disastrous. Books like this one are a useful and necessary antidote against this belief in the salvific quality of unfettered Capitalism.Those familiar with Bob Ellis' writing will find much to further to enjoy in this hi [...]

    This book is just one long rant. Bob Ellis is angry. Angry at capitalism, angry at greed, and angry at those governments who seem to be letting greedy capitalists do as they wish. While Ellis' way is too extreme for me, the evidence he gives is nevertheless compelling. Strip away the strong rhetoric (and it sure the hell is strong) and what we have is a passionate plea for 'social democracy'. I do wonder if there is some madness in Ellis' method though. Does he really believe that "capitalism is [...]

    this book is basically 300 pages of ranting and railing against the problems of unfettered capitalism. many of his specific grievances (say about 30% or so) seem exaggerated or unevenly argued, and would not stand up to cold, sober debating. However, the remaining two-thirds are points against which it would be much harder for a die-hard capitalist to brush off, and about which we should be concerned (and angry, as the author clearly is).Similarly, some of the suggestions for change that he cram [...]

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