INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR. First Ed; First Printing indicated. Very Good+ in Very Near Fine DJ: Both book and DJ show only minute indications of use. Book shows slight spine lean, but remains perfectly secure; text clean. DJ shows the mildest rubbing; price unclipped; mylar-protected. Overall, very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 316pp. Hardback with DJ. In this provocative book, Korten argues that capitalism is not, as claimed, the engine of wealth creation and champion of democracy and the free market but conversely, it is undermining each of these due to weak public policy and oversight. His analysis probes the problems of society that lie beneath the current strong economy, including poverty, social breakdown, spiritual emptiness, and environmental destruction. He finds corporations are consolidating power on a global level that is eclipsing nations. Korten suggests that the alternative to the current situation is the emergence of a new global system of democratic market economies that are true to the market ideals set forth by Adam Smith. An engrossing book providing important insights and sure to be controversial. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR. N° de réf. du libraire
Synopsis : * Named as one of Future Survey's Super 70 books
* Written by a well-known globalization realist with extensive international experience in business
* Uses biological and evolutionary principles to illustrate the differences between capitalism and economic systems
Korten examines the fissure between the promises of new global capitalism and the reality of financial insecurity, inequality, social breakdown, spiritual emptiness, and environmental destruction. By drawing on insights from biology and evolutionary principles, Korten renders economic terms and ideas more understandable through the use of simple metaphors regarding living systems. The book prescribes economic solutions to capitalism s maladies, and provides readers with viable ways to work toward a healthy, sustainable economy.
Review: In his bestselling 1995 call to arms, When Corporations Rule the World, David C. Korten first attempted to raise public consciousness about the potentially disastrous consequences of economic globalization and the expansion of corporate power. Now, in his provocative new work, The Post-Corporate World: Life After Capitalism, he goes further by defining these dual ills as a collective cancer that will ultimately destroy the larger society upon which they actually depend for survival.
Containment of this cancer, Korten suggests, is a wholly inadequate remedy. Rather, a "curative regime"--consisting of measures aimed at "virtually eliminating the institution of the limited liability for-profit public corporation as we know it"--is necessary to save us from an otherwise inevitable fate. The book opens with Korten's downbeat view of capitalism infecting "democracy, markets and life itself." Its following three sections are much more optimistic, however, as he focuses on ways both individuals and the community can reorganize their institutional and policy choices to "eliminate the economic pathology that plagues us and create truly democratic, market-based, life-centered societies." Only by intentionally building this radical new post-corporate world, he boldly proposes, will a sustainable community be created that truly meets our future needs. --Howard Rothman
Titre : The Post-Corporate World: Life after ...
Éditeur : Barrett-Koehler
Date d'édition : 1999
Reliure : Hardcover
Edition : First Ed; First Printing indicated.
Description du livre Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 1999. État : Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. N° de réf. du libraire GRP2584425
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Description du livre État : Good. This item is in good condition. All pages and covers are readable. There are no stains or tears. Dust jacket is present if applicable. May contain small amounts of writing and/or highlighting. Spine and cover may show signs of wear. May not contain supplementary items such as CD's or DVD's. We ship within 1 business day. N° de réf. du libraire 34FG400007OJ
Description du livre État : Good. [ No Hassle 30 Day Returns ][ Ships Daily ] [ Underlining/Highlighting: NONE ] [ Writing: NONE ] [ Edition: First ] Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers Pub Date: 4/1/1999 Binding: Hardcover Pages: 318 First edition. N° de réf. du libraire 5390784
Description du livre État : Good. [ No Hassle 30 Day Returns ][ Ships Daily ] [ Underlining/Highlighting: NONE ] [ Writing: NONE ] [ Edition: First ] Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers Pub Date: 4/1/1999 Binding: Hardcover Pages: 318 First edition. N° de réf. du libraire 5604310