Is Capitalism Working?Text by Jacob Field, General Editor Matthew Taylor. Published by Thames and Hudson
Since the near-meltdown of the world economy in 2008, capitalism has been in crisis. Is it time to call time on a system that continues to destabilize the world economy? Have the deregulation and free-trade policies of the last forty neoliberal years made capitalism toxic?
This engaging book presents the benefits and disadvantages of capitalism in all its forms and asks if there is a viable alternative. The book contains and introduction and chapters focusing on: how capitalism evolved, how modern capitalism works, capitalism in crisis and adapting the capitalist model
Jacob Field is the author of four history books as well as being a research associate at the University of Cambridge.
Matthew Taylor is Chief Executive of the Royal Society of Arts, a 250-year old British institution devoted to enriching society through ideas and action to deliver a 21st-century enlightenment. As well as being a writer he is also a public speaker and broadcaster. Writing on topics such as policy, politics, public service reform and cultural theory. He has also appeared on Newsnight, The Daily Politics, and Radio 4’s Today and The Moral Maze. He was previously General Secretary and Chief Executive of the Institute for Public Policy Research, Britain’s leading think tank.