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Bursting capitalism's bubble

Graeber, David (2011) Bursting capitalism's bubble. Adbusters #97 (97). ISSN 0847-9097

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Abstract

There is very good reason to believe that, in a generation or so, capitalism itself will no longer exist – most obviously, as ecologists keep reminding us, because it’s impossible to maintain an engine of perpetual growth forever on a finite planet, and the current form of capitalism doesn’t seem to be capable of generating the kind of vast technological breakthroughs and mobilizations that would be required for us to start finding and colonizing any other planets. Yet faced with the prospect of capitalism actually ending, the most common reaction – even from those who call themselves “progressives” – is simply fear. We cling to what exists because we can no longer imagine an alternative that wouldn’t be even worse.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://www.adbusters.org/
Additional Information: © 2011 The Author
Divisions: Anthropology
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
H Social Sciences > HX Socialism. Communism. Anarchism
Sets: Departments > Anthropology
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2013 11:12
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2019 00:08
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/53386

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