Capitalism Hits the Fan: The Global Economic Meltdown and what to Do about it

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Olive Branch Press, 2013 - Business & Economics - 262 pages
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A BREATHTAKINGLY CLEAR ANALYSIS OF TODAYS ONGOING ECONOMIC CRISIS In this updated edition of Capitalism Hits the Fan, Professor Wolff explains why capitalism's global crisis persists, why bank bailouts and austerity policies fail, and why deepening economic inequality now generates historic social tensions and conflicts and worsens the ongoing crisis. This book chronicles one economists growing alarm and insights as he watched, from 2005 onwards, the economic crisis build, burst, and then change the world. The argument here differs sharply from most other explanations offered by politicians, media commentators, and other academics. Step by step, Wolff shows that deep economic structuresthe relationship of wages to profits, of workers to boards of directors, and of debts to incomeaccount for the crisis. The books essays engage the long-overdue public discussion about capitalism as a system and about the basic structural changes needed not only to fix todays broken economy but to prevent future crises.

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