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Book Review: Postcapitalism: a guide to our future by Paul Mason

Horton, Simon (2015) Book Review: Postcapitalism: a guide to our future by Paul Mason. LSE Review of Books (Dec 2015). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In Postcapitalism: A Guide to Our Future, Paul Mason outlines the emergence of a new economic paradigm – postcapitalism – partly instigated by rapid developments in information technologies. For Mason, technological innovation fosters myriad changes that can challenge the traditional categories of classical economics to instead offer the possibility of forging a more socially just and sustainable economy. While the book presents a comprehensive and engaging insight into the complexity and failings of the current economic system, Simon Horton argues that Mason is overly optimistic in assuming that the information economy will necessarily engender a transition away from existing capitalist structures.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2016 15:29
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2019 23:14
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/64941

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