We’ve compiled a list of works dealing with the issues at hand.
- Philip Kotler, Confronting Capitalism: Real Solutions for a Troubled Economic System, 2015; and Democracy in Decline: Rebuilding its Future, 2016
- Paul Mason, Postcapitalism, 2016.
- John Mackey and Raj Sisodia, Conscious Capitalism, 2013
- Robert B. Reich, Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not for the Few, 2015
- Thomas Piketty and Arthur Goldhammer, Capitalism in the Twenty-First Century, 2014; and The Economics of Inequality, 2015
- Joseph Stiglitz, The Price of Inequality: How Today’s Divided Society Endangers our Future, 2013; The Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We Can Do about Them, 2015; and Rewriting the Rules of the American Economy: An Agenda for Growth and Shared Prosperity (Roosevelt Institute), 2015.
- Anthony B. Atkinson, Inequality: What Can Be Done?, 2015
- Paul Krugman, End the Depression Now!, 2013
- Naomi Klein, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, 2010; and This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate, 2014
- John Hope Bryant, How the Poor Can Save Capitalism: Rebuilding the Path to the Middle Class, 2014
- Alan Meltzer, Why Capitalism? 2012
- Hedrick Smith, Who Stole the American Dream? 2012
- Paul Craig Roberts and Hudson Atwell, The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution of the West, 2013
- James K. Galbraith, The End of Normal: The Great Crisis and the Future of Growth, 2014
- William J. Baumol, Good Capitalism, Bad Capitalism, and the Economics of Growth and Prosperity, 2007
- Peter Fleming, The Mythology of Work: How Capitalism Persists Despite Itself, 2015
- David Stockman, The Great Deformation: The Corruption of Capitalism in America, 2013.
- Richard D. Wolff, Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism, 2012; Capitalism Hits the Fan: The Global Economic Meltdown and What to Do About it, 2010; and Occupy Economy, Challenging Capitalism, 2010
- David C. Korten, Agenda for the New Economy: From Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth, 2010
- Jerry Mander, The Capitalism Papers: Fatal Flaws of an Obsolete System, 2013
- Ha-Joon Chang, 23 Things They Don’t Tell You about Capitalism, 2011
- Arundhati Roy, Capitalism: A Ghost Story, 2014
- David Harvey, Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism, 2015
- Gary Leech, Capitalism: A Structural Genocide, 2012
- Hernando De Soto, The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else, 2007
- Douglas K Smith, On Value And Values: Thinking Differently About We In An Age Of Me, 2004
- Stuart L. Hart, Capitalism at the Crossroads: Next Generation Business Strategies for a Post-Crisis World, 3rd edition, 2010
- Gar Alperovitz, America Beyond Capitalism: Reclaiming Our Wealth, Our Liberty, and Our Democracy, 2011
- John Fullerton, Regenerative Capitalism, 2015
- Michael Gordon and Christian Sarkar, Inclusivity: Will America Find Its Soul Again? 2012
- Chrystia Freeland, Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else, 2012
Any additions to this list? Let us know what you think.
2 thoughts on “Books”
Let me share with all followers a book that is a clear contribution to bring transparency and sustainability to the system:
“The Sustainable Organisation – a paradigm for a fairer society” offers a new model to characterize a sustainable organisation and a new algorithm that will allow a simple and transparent evaluation of any type organisation, regardless of size, purpose, or location.
For more details http://www.thesustainableorganisation.com
Here are some more books and sources of information on income inequality, particularly in relation to the UK:
The Resolution Foundation have useful graphs on income inequality to show trends and calculate your own position on the income scale at http://www.livingstandards.org/, as does the Institute for Fiscal Studies at http://www.ifs.org.uk/wheredoyoufitin.
1. the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks 2013 report saw inequality as one of the three most likely threats to the world.
2. An IMF working paper on Income Inequality and Current Account Imbalances argues that the entire deterioration of the British current account deficit between the early 1970s and 2007 could be explained by the rise in British inequality.
3. The economic case for greater income equality is also supported by an IMF Report Inequality, Leverage and Crises which shows how economic crises arise from widening income distribution.
4. The Spirit Level: why more equal societies almost always do better (2009) by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett presents compelling evidence that more equal societies are better for all. This evidence has been cited approvingly by all three party political leaders. See Richard Wilkinson on TED talks at http://www.ted.com/talks/richard_wilkinson.html and more evidence at http://www.equalitytrust.org.uk/research
5. Stewart Lansley The Cost of Inequality, Gibson Square, 2011
6. Will Hutton Them & Us, Little Brown, 2010
7. OECD report Divided We Stand: Why Inequality Keeps Rising
8. Linda McQuaig and Neil Brooks The Trouble with Billionaires: How the Super-Rich Hijacked the World (and How We can Take it Back), One World, 2013
9. David Rothkopf, Supercalss: The Global Power Elite and the World they are Making, Little, Brown, NY 2008
10. The case for closing the gap between top and bottom incomes is also supported by extensive evidence in the Marmot Review on health,
11. Hills Report Anatomy of Economic Inequality,
12. Daniel Dorling’s Injustice: why social inequality persists,
13. Ferdinand Mount’s The New Few: Or a Very British Oligarchy (2012) and Mind the Gap (2004),
14. Prince’s Trust/LSE study The Costs of Exclusion, 2007
15. Oliver James’s best sellers, Affluenza and The Selfish Capitalist: Origins of Affluenza (2008)