Book Review by Stella Constance: Post Capitalism: A Guide to our Future

Postcapitalism: A Guide to Our Future (Book Review)

with Stella Constance

Paul Mason, the award-winning former television news economics editor and writer for The Guardian and other publications, guides the reader on the profound changes that capitalism has endured in its history, and the future direction it is heading, in his latest book, “Postcapitalism: A Guide to Our Future”.   He discusses the information technology being at the core of the change, evolving state-backed corporate capitalism towards a “network economy”.  In its wake, it is changing the way a large segment of society interacts and lives.  He investigates and uncovers the framework of banking schemes, the underlying mechanics of the cyclical rise and fall of western economies, rating agencies’ complicities, corporate price fixing to the disclosure of the real meaning and effect of the austerity project for citizens in the West.  Despite these preventable sequences of human-made crisis, he challenges the readers to take it as an opportunity to create a more socially just and sustainable economy.  Mason argues that we have a moment in history to take the time to understand, predict, and shape our futures.  This book is an exciting and informative read for those who follow the cyclical nature of our current economy, now in transition.

Postcapitalism book cover


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About Stella Constance

Community Human Resources Developer and Educator with over 30 years of experience working with different organizations and social environments. Projects span from the fields of sustainable community health development (specializing in human resources) to multimedia writing and production. Projects often focus on the health and sustainability practices of businesses and associated communities to maintain their long-term viability . Charitable works include, assisting Jabes Orphanage Community School in Nairobi, Kenya, by creating a successful and expansive agricultural program, with some additional community support given for Jabes School and nearby affiliated communities.

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