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Greider creates a sobering picture of the obstacles we must overcome if we are ever to re-establish "an authentic democracy," one that truly serves the values of the majority and not just the wealthy few and the status quo. Indeed his descriptions of the deleterious effects of capitalism on the environment, the American workforce (white and blue collar alike), and the very fabric of American life expose an urgent need for change. Greider maintains that the strength of the capitalist system is its adaptability. Therefore, despite his frank admission that substantial change will be difficult and a long time in coming, his catalogue of small successes and localized reform initiatives lend credibility to his hopeful claim that "the corporate institution is ripe for reinvention." --Silvana Tropea
While I agree with the author that capitalism must be reformed, I do not believe he fully understands the problems that make reform necessary, and I think he has too much faith in... Read morePublished 24 months ago by Hopeless with computers
Grieder is at his best. An excellent political commentator. It is a shame that more people don't heed the message of books such as thesePublished on June 26, 2013 by Tony Praskin
The author hits the current problems in our economy and their causes right on the head. A must read for all.Published on May 29, 2013 by Randall Miller
I think it is just hilarious after reading the book now
and reviewing what has happened in the last while economically
( and were not done yet) that anybody and I mean... Read more
William Greider exposes the part of capitalism that doesn't always get much exposure. The environmental as well as human aspects.
Among the issues that Mr. Read more
I read William Greider's book several years ago when we were in the middle of our uber-capitalistic period of low regulation and high risk. Read morePublished on April 29, 2009 by Kenneth D. Clein
The print marketplace is being swamped with political polemics written for the "choir". This book is different in that presents a well documented review of the history and... Read morePublished on March 16, 2009 by Robert Olsen
He predicted our 2008 market problems in 2003, and if his solutions were further along, a more morale system, would not have failed us so badly. Read morePublished on December 2, 2008 by Amazon Customer