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4.0 out of 5 stars A book about abusive and exploitative international capitalism., July 2 2009
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D. V. Short "Enzo Short" (Orkney, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: A Brief History of Neoliberalism (Paperback)
The author gives an explanation of what could best be described as "neoliberal" ecopolinomics (Political economics? Economic politics?) and its history. Not difficult to read for a well-read person. This book exposes the root causes of the world wide capitalistic failures, especially the current financial one. It is not anti-capitalist; it just shows how the dominance of world affairs by relatively few powerful capitalists has been to the detriment of this planet and its life forms. Humans are no different from other creatures in their quest to survive, even at the expense of their fellow creatures.

I give it 1 star short of 5 stars because it is not suitable for general public reading. Get your dictionary out for unusual words on about every 3rd page.

The International Simultaneous Policy Organisation (ISPO at Simpol.org) provides a profound worldwide solution to worldwide abusive capitalism.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good overview of neoliberalism, July 31 2010
This review is from: A Brief History of Neoliberalism (Paperback)
I watched David Harvey in an online video interview. He made several interesting points about the nature of our social system with special reference to how economic concerns of elites had, through manipulation of non-elites, trumped all other concerns. Curious to know more, I purchased this book. I was not disappointed. Harvey is a smart fellow with a good grasp of both history and economics. His analysis of the rise of liberalism, neoliberalism, and neoconservatism is detailed and persuasive. While I recommend the book, I confess that at times I felt he was too academic, preferring to match some often important insight he was making with his strict Marxist outlook. These moments are few and the book is not the worse for them. If you can, please search him out online for interviews, forums, and such. He is a better, more interesting, speaker than a writer.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A whole new look at History, Feb. 11 2011
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Gordon Garrettt (Sault Ste Marie Ontario Canada) - See all my reviews
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This book disects the history of where Capitalism has come from and where it is now. One might not like what is being written because it is not nice to the people who have accumulated money with disregard for particularly the have nots and why unemployment is so high. It actually is a preview of why the big meltdown of big banks happened but does not give confidence that things will get better without drastic changes.
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