The Poverty of Capitalism: Economic Meltdown and the Struggle for What Comes Next

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Pluto Press, Oct 22, 2013 - Political Science - 224 pages
Capitalist growth is widely heralded as the only answer to the crisis still sweeping the global economy. Yet the era of corporate globalization has been defined by unprecedented levels of inequality and environmental degradation. A return to capitalist growth threatens to exacerbate these problems, not solve them.

In The Poverty of Capitalism, John Hilary reveals the true face of transnational capital in its insatiable drive for expansion and accumulation. He exposes the myth of "corporate social responsibility" (CSR), and highlights key areas of conflict over natural resources, labor rights and food sovereignty.

Hilary also describes the growing popular resistance to corporate power, as well as the new social movements seeking to develop alternatives to capitalism itself. This book will be essential reading for all those concerned with global justice, human rights and equity in the new world order.

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About the author (2013)

John Hilary is Executive Director of War on Want Organization, based in London. John has worked for the past 20 years in the international development and human rights sector, and is a recognized expert in many fields across the global justice agenda. He has published widely on issues of international politics and globalization, trade and investment, privatization, conflict, aid conditionality, Palestine and Iraq, and became one of the first external columnists for the Guardian's Comment is Free website on its launch in 2006.

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