Cover: Is Capitalism Obsolete?: A Journey through Alternative Economic Systems, from Harvard University PressCover: Is Capitalism Obsolete? in HARDCOVER

Is Capitalism Obsolete?

A Journey through Alternative Economic Systems

  • Preface
  • Prologue: A Father and Daughter Debate
  • 1. Philosophers and Failures of the State
  • 2. Utopia and Common Ownership
  • 3. Cooperation, Rationality, Values
  • 4. Luxury and Anarchism
  • 5. Planning
  • 6. Self-Management
  • 7. Markets and Socialism
  • 8. Shareholder Socialism
  • 9. Universal Basic Income and Basic Capital
  • 10. Market Economy Plus Welfare State
  • Epilogue: A Father and Daughter Come to Terms
  • Appendix: A Two-Step Proposal to Enhance the Role of Public Capital in Market Economies
  • References
  • Index

Recent News

Black lives matter. Black voices matter. A statement from HUP »

From Our Blog

Jacket: An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns, by Bruno Latour, translated by Catherine Porter, from Harvard University Press

Honoring Latour

In awarding Bruno Latour the 2021 Kyoto Prize for Arts and Philosophy, the Inamori Foundation said he has “revolutionized the conventional view of science” and “his philosophy re-examines ‘modernity’ based on the dualism of nature and society.” Below is an excerpt from An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns. For more than twenty years, scientific and technological controversies have proliferated in number and scope, eventually reaching the climate itself. Since geologists are beginning to use the term “Anthropocene” to designate the era of Earth’s history that follows the Holocene