Confronting Capitalism

Confronting Capitalism

Real Solutions for A Troubled Economic System

Book - 2015
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With the fall of the Berlin Wall, one economic modelemerged triumphant. Capitalism - spanning a spectrumfrom laissez faire to authoritarian - shapes the market economies of all the wealthiest and fastest-growing nations.

But trouble is cracking its shiny veneer. In the U.S., Europe, and Japan, economic growth has slowed down. Wealth is concentrated in the hands of a few; natural re sources are exploited for short-term profit; and good jobs are hard to find.

With piercing clarity, Philip Kotler explains 14 major problems undermining capitalism, including persistent poverty, job creation in the face of automation, high debt burdens, the disproportionate influence of the wealthy on public policy, steep environmental costs, boom-bust economic cycles, and more.

Amidst its dire assessment of what's ailing us, Confronting Capitalism delivers a heartening message: We can turn things around. Movements toward shared prosperity and a higher purpose are reinvigorating companies large and small, while proposals abound on government policies that offer protections without stagnation. Kotler identifies the best ideas, linking private and public initiatives into a force for positive change.

Combining economic history, expert insight, business lessons, and recent data, this landmark book elucidates today's critical dilemmas and suggests solutions for returning to a healthier, more sustainable Capitalism - that works for all.

Publisher: New York : AMACOM--American Management Association, 2015.
ISBN: 9780814436455
0814436455
9780814436462
Branch Call Number: 330.1 KOTLER
Characteristics: vi, 248 pages ; 24 cm

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Apr 27, 2015

For once I agree with the Library Journal re: this author: // He does for the pitfalls of capitalism what Thomas L. Friedman did in explaining globalization in The World Is Flat. \\ Correct, Kotler is a farce! He ostensibly presents the problems, while urging more of the same. The only POSSIBLE criticism of Piketty is that Prof. Piketty is barely touching the top of the iceberg of inequality!

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