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Nov 10, 2020 | ISBN 9781788738743

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“A compelling and distinctive analysis of the current political moment.”
—Hans Kundnani, The World Today

Praise for How Will Capitalism End?

“The most interesting person around today on the subject of the relationship between democracy and capitalism.”
– Christopher Bickerton, University of Cambridge

“Streeck has become one of Europe’s most sophisticated and pessimistic left-wing Euroskeptics … [his] criticism of the eurozone is powerful.”
– Jamie Martin, Bookforum

“The most interesting person on the most urgent subject of our times.”
– Aditya Chakrabortty, Guardian

“Streeck writes devastatingly and cogently … How Will Capitalism End? provides not so much a … forecast as a warning.”
– Martin Wolf, Financial Times

“At the heart our era’s deepening crisis there lies a touching faith that capitalism, free markets and democracy go hand in hand. Wolfgang Streeck’s new book deconstructs this myth, exposing the deeply illiberal, irrational, anti-humanist tendencies of contemporary capitalism.”
– Yanis Varoufakis, author of And the Weak Suffer What They Must?

“In Wolfgang Streeck’s powerful new book How Will Capitalism End? Streeck demonstrates that the maladies afflicting the world—from secular stagnation to rising violent instability—herald not just the decline of neoliberalism, but what may prove to be the terminal phase of global capitalism.”
– Paul Mason, author of Postcapitalism

“An important and stimulating book. It is especially interesting in the light of fashionable preoccupations with secular stagnation, the march of robots and the lamentable performance of most leading economies since the onset of the financial crisis.”
– William Keegan, author of Mr Osborne’s Economic Experiment

“Democratic capitalism is in bad shape. The crisis of 2007-09 and subsequent election of Donald Trump demonstrate that. In this book, German sociologist Streeck argues that capitalism is doomed, as many have before. But he does not believe it will be replaced by something better. Instead a new Dark Ages lies ahead.”
– Financial Times [Best Economics Books 2016]

“This collection will be at the centre of social research for years to come.”
– Times Higher Education [Books of 2016]

“There are so many startling formulations of great analytic power in this book that it merits wide circulation in these troubled times.”
– Morning Star

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