Replacing Rentier Capitalism Is One of the Defining Challenges of Our Age


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In today’s somewhat bleak political landscape, we need to get serious about building strong counterweights to the power of extractive rentier capital. We need to be smarter about finding sources of leverage and using them to create change – and we need to start somewhere. It’s a formidable challenge; but, as both of these books powerfully demonstrate, it is one of the defining challenges of our age

An article that finally gets to the heart of why arguing capitalism versus socialism, as they are commonly understood, does not address the real issues of the problems we face today.

The two books are ‘Rentier Capitalism: Who Owns the Economy, and Who Pays for It?’ by geographer Brett Christophers and ‘Unions Renewed: Building Power in an Age of Finance’, Alice Martin and Annie Quick

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