Capitalism and Social Progress

The Future of Society in a Global Economy

  • Phillip Brown
  • Hugh Lauder

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Phillip Brown, Hugh Lauder
      Pages 1-12
  3. Economic Nationalism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Phillip Brown, Hugh Lauder
      Pages 15-26
    3. Phillip Brown, Hugh Lauder
      Pages 27-40
    4. Phillip Brown, Hugh Lauder
      Pages 41-57
    5. Phillip Brown, Hugh Lauder
      Pages 58-75
    6. Phillip Brown, Hugh Lauder
      Pages 76-95
  4. The New Realities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Phillip Brown, Hugh Lauder
      Pages 99-121
    3. Phillip Brown, Hugh Lauder
      Pages 122-137
    4. Phillip Brown, Hugh Lauder
      Pages 138-156
    5. Phillip Brown, Hugh Lauder
      Pages 157-174
    6. Phillip Brown, Hugh Lauder
      Pages 175-193
  5. The Future of Society

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Phillip Brown, Hugh Lauder
      Pages 197-208
    3. Phillip Brown, Hugh Lauder
      Pages 209-226
    4. Phillip Brown, Hugh Lauder
      Pages 227-253
    5. Phillip Brown, Hugh Lauder
      Pages 254-275
    6. Phillip Brown, Hugh Lauder
      Pages 276-285

About this book

Introduction

Why are America and Britain wealthier than ever but millions of children live in poverty, neighbourhoods want for basic amenities and the middle classes fear for their families, jobs and futures? The answer is not to be found in globalization, technological innovation, or our personal failings to adapt to changing circumstances as we are so often told. The answer lies mainly with the historical legacy of the 'golden era' and the obsession with market individualism. An obsession that the New Democrats in America and the New Labour in Britain have failed to exorcize. Yet the forces of knowledge-driven capitalism provide an unprecedented opportunity at the beginning of the twenty-first century to build societies based on the individual and collective intelligence of all. Capitalism and Social Progress shows how this can be achieved.

Keywords

capitalism globalization growth poverty

Authors and affiliations

  • Phillip Brown
    • 1
  • Hugh Lauder
    • 2
  1. 1.The School of Social SciencesCardiff UniversityUK
  2. 2.University of BathUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780333985380
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2001
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-92291-0
  • Online ISBN 978-0-333-98538-0
  • About this book