Publisher: Between the Lines
Released: November 30, 2016
There is no alternative to free-market capitalism. At least that's what we ve been told since the 1980s, when Margaret Thatcher first declared the debate over. Politicians daily declare it, journalists parrot it, talk show hosts acquiesce to it, rich people gloat about it, and regular people simply assume it.
Fired Up About Capitalism forcefully argues that this is nothing but a myth. Tom Malleson exposes the reality of contemporary capitalism from the widening inequality between the 1% and the rest of society, to ecological devastation and demonstrates that in fact there are many alternatives. By demonstrating a wide range of examples of alternatives from around the world, from the short-term and practical to the long-term and ambitious, Malleson shows that replacing contemporary capitalism is not pie-in-the-sky utopia, but is a real possibility as long as enough of us fight back against injustice and insist that a better world is possible.