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Postcapitalism: A Guide to Our Future Hardcover – 9 Feb 2016

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  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (9 Feb. 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0374235546
  • ISBN-13: 978-0374235543
  • Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 3.1 x 23.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 199 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 917,400 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Even readers not quite persuaded will appreciate Mason's readable, reportorial style, his use of a wide range of economists, business gurus, and economic thinkers to help support his thesis, and his deft treatment of sometimes-difficult economic theories . . . A radical diagnosis and a bold prognostication bound to energize progressives." --Kirkus Reviews

"[Postcapitalism]'s vision for the future . . . is absorbing and provocative." --Publishers Weekly

"Mason weaves together varied intellectual threads to produce a fascinating set of ideas . . . The thesis about 'postcapitalism' deserves a wide readership among right and left alike . . . Politicians of all stripes should take note. And so should the people who vote for them." --Gillian Tett, Financial Times

"Deeply engaging . . . [Mason] is asking the most interesting questions, unafraid of where they might lead. What's more, he writes with freshness and insight on almost every page . . . I can't remember the last book I read that managed to carve its way through the forest of political and economic ideas with such brio . . . As a spark to the imagination, with frequent x-ray flashes of insight into the way we live now, it is hard to beat. In that sense, Mason is a worthy successor to Marx." --David Runciman, The Guardian

"Ecological crisis signals the death knell for an economic system that was already profoundly failing us, as Paul Mason mercilessly illustrates in these pages. Building on a remarkable career's worth of reporting on the frontlines of global capitalism and worker resistance, this book is an original, engaging, and bracingly-articulated vision of real alternatives. It is sure to many spark vigorous debates, and they are precisely the ones we should be having." --Naomi Klein

"After postmodernism and all other fashionable post-trends, Mason fearlessly confronts the only true post-, postcapitalism. While we can see all around us ominous signs of the impasses of global capitalism, it is perhaps more than ever difficult to imagine a feasible alternative to it. How are we to deal with this frustrating situation? Although Mason's book is irresistibly readable, this clarity should not deceive us: it is a book which compels us to think!" --Slavoj Zizek

About the Author

Paul Mason was the award-winning economics editor of Channel 4 News. His books include Meltdown: The End of the Age of Greed and Why It's Kicking Off Everywhere: The New Global Revolutions. He writes for The Guardian and the New Statesman, among other publications.



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