|About the Book|
With the collapse of socialism, capitalism is now poised to become a truly global system. Three major questions arise from this success: Can capitalism revolutionize the living standards of the poor nations in the way it has done in the West? Can the global ecosystem survive such a massive expansion of industrial output? And if capitalism prevails, will human beings be any happier as a result? After explaining how the capitalist system works, Peter Saunders draws on the latest evidence from around the world to provide a social audit of contemporary capitalism. He concludes with a review of capitalisms status in the countries where it originated.