Can Capitalism Survive?: Creative Destruction and the Future of the Global Economy

Can Capitalism Survive?: Creative Destruction and the Future of the Global Economy

by Joseph A. Schumpeter
     
 

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In this new addition to the Harper Perennial Modern Thought series, preeminent economist Joseph Schumpeter, author of Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy, offers his celebrated answer to question everyone is now asking: Can Capitalism Survive? His answer: “No. I do not think it can.” Learn his fascinating reason why in this

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In this new addition to the Harper Perennial Modern Thought series, preeminent economist Joseph Schumpeter, author of Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy, offers his celebrated answer to question everyone is now asking: Can Capitalism Survive? His answer: “No. I do not think it can.” Learn his fascinating reason why in this fascinating book of philosophy containing the core of his thought and considered by many economists to be the finest analysis of capitalism ever written.

Editorial Reviews

American Conservative
“The greatest defense of capitalist, European civilization ever penned. . . . Schumpeter did more than anyone to persuade American leaders to preserve the capitalist system”
The Nation
“Schumpeter was the most farsighted of twentieth-century economists. His focus on capitalism and creative destruction made him the prophet of globalization.”
Steve Forbes
“The 20th century’s foremost economist.”
Peter Drucker
“The most influential economist of the 20th century.”
Richard Florida
“The great economist Joseph Schumpeter highlighted the role of innovation in powering the rise of new industries, the creative destruction of existing ones, and the growth in prosperity of economies.”
Robert J. Samuelson
“Schumpeter gave us stunning insights into how the world really works. We are now living, it is said, in the Age of Schumpeter. . . . Schumpeter was a powerful prophet, and he now offers dazzling insights into everything from the rise of Wal-Mart to prosperity’s discontents.”
J. Bradford DeLong
“Schumpeter may well be the most important economist of the 21st century.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061928017
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
423,847
Product dimensions:
4.40(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.70(d)

What People are saying about this

Richard Florida
“The great economist Joseph Schumpeter highlighted the role of innovation in powering the rise of new industries, the creative destruction of existing ones, and the growth in prosperity of economies.”
J. Bradford DeLong
“Schumpeter may well be the most important economist of the 21st century.”
Peter Drucker
“The most influential economist of the 20th century.”
Robert J. Samuelson
“Schumpeter gave us stunning insights into how the world really works. We are now living, it is said, in the Age of Schumpeter. . . . Schumpeter was a powerful prophet, and he now offers dazzling insights into everything from the rise of Wal-Mart to prosperity’s discontents.”
Steve Forbes
“The 20th century’s foremost economist.”

Meet the Author

Joseph A. Schumpeter (1883-1950) served as Austria's first finance minister, made and lost a fortune as an investment banker, and taught economics for many years at Harvard. Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy is his best-known work.

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