Tag Archives: Capitalism

Radical markets: uprooting capitalism and democracy for a just society by Eric A. Posner and E. Glen Weyl

Overview: Revolutionary ideas on how to use markets to bring about fairness and prosperity for all Many blame today’s economic inequality, stagnation, and political instability on the free market. The solution is to rein in the market, right? Radical Markets turns this thinking—and pretty much all conventional thinking about markets, both for and against—on its …
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The value of everything: making and taking in the global economy by Mariana Mazzucato

Overview: Modern economies reward activities that extract value rather than create it. This must change to ensure a capitalism that works for us all. Shortlisted for the FT & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award. A scathing indictment of our current global financial system, The Value of Everything rigorously scrutinizes the way in which …
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Capitalism without capital: the rise of the intangible economy by Jonathan Haskel and Stian Westlake

Overview: The first comprehensive account of the growing dominance of the intangible economy Early in the twenty-first century, a quiet revolution occurred. For the first time, the major developed economies began to invest more in intangible assets, like design, branding, R&D, and software, than in tangible assets, like machinery, buildings, and computers. For all sorts …
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Capitalism: money, morals and markets by John Plender.

Overview: Capitalism has lifted millions out of poverty. Under its guiding hand, living standards throughout the Western world have been transformed. Further afield, the trail blazed by Japan is being followed by other emerging market countries across the globe, creating prosperity on a breathtaking scale. And yet, capitalism is unloved. From its discontents to its …
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We first: how brands and consumers use social media to build a better world by Simon Mainwaring. (New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.)

Synopsis Social media expert Simon Mainwaring details a visionary new practice in which brands leverage social media to earn consumer goodwill, loyalty, and profit while creating sustainable social change. For more information, click here. You can find this title at IESE’s Library catalog.