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1 Harman, Chris ZOMBIE CAPITALISM: GLOBAL CRISIS AND THE RELEVANCE OF MARX
Haymarket Books 2011 1608461041 / 9781608461042 Paperback Very Good 
Zombie Capitalism: Global Crisis and the Relevance of Marx by Chris Harman We've been told for years that the capitalist free market is a self-correct ing perpetual growth machine in which sellers always find buyers, precludin g any major crisis in the system. Then the credit crunch of August 2007 tur ned into the great crash of September?October 2008, leading one apologist f or the system, Willem Buiter, to write of "the end of capitalism as we knew it." As the crisis unfolded, the world witnessed the way in which the runaway speculation of the "shadow" banking system wreaked havoc on world markets, leaving real human devastation in its wake. Faced with the financial crisis, some economic commentators began to talk of "zombie banks"financial institutions that were in an "undead state" and incapable of fulfilling any positive function but a threat to everything else. What they do not realize is that twenty-first century capitalism as a whole is a zombie system, seemingly dead when it comes to achieving human goals. 
Price: 700.00 JPY
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2 Harvey, David THE LIMITS TO CAPITAL
Verso Books 2007 1844670953 / 9781844670956 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. On its first appearance in 1982, David Harvey's Limits to Capital was described in Monthly Review as 'a unique and insightful theory of capital', and praised in Environment and Planning as 'a magnificent achievement, [one of] the most complete, readable, lucid and least partisan exegesis, critique and extension of Marx's mature political economy available.' This new edition links a general Marxian theory of financial and geographical crises with the incredible turmoil now being experienced in world markets. In his analyses of 'fictitious capital' and 'uneven geographical development,' Harvey takes the reader step by step through layers of crisis formation, beginning with Marx's controversial argument concerning the falling rate of profit, moving through crises of credit and finance, and closing with a timely analysis of geo-political and geographical considerations. Recently referred to by Fredric Jameson in New Left Review as a 'magisterial work,' The Limits to Capital provides one of the best theoretical guides to the contradictory forms found in the historical and geographical dynamics of capitalist development. 
Price: 1500.00 JPY
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3 Roubini, Nouriel CRISIS ECONOMICS: A CRASH COURSE IN THE FUTURE OF FINANCE
Penguin Group (USA) Incorpor 2010 1594202508 / 9781594202506 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
Crisis Economics: A Crash Course in the Future of Finance by Nouriel Roubin i "A succinct, lucid and compelling account . . . Essential reading." -Michik o Kakutani, The New York Times Renowned economist Nouriel Roubini electrified the financial community by predicting the current crisis before others in his field saw it coming. This myth-shattering book reveals the methods he used to foretell the current crisis and shows how those methods can help us make sense of the present and prepare for the future. Using an unconventional blend of historical analysis with masterful knowledge of global economics, Nouriel Roubini and Stephen Mihm, a journalist and professor of economic history, present a vital and timeless book that proves calamities to be not only predictable but also preventable and, with the right medicine, curable. 
Price: 650.00 JPY
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4 Ruppert, Michael C. CONFRONTING COLLAPSE: THE CRISIS OF ENERGY AND MONEY IN A POST PEAK OIL WOR LD
Chelsea Green Publishing 2010 1603582649 / 9781603582643 Paperback Very Good 
Confronting Collapse: The Crisis of Energy and Money in a Post Peak Oil Wor ld by Michael C. Ruppert The book that inspired the movie Collapse. The world is running short of energy-especially cheap, easy-to-find oil. Sh ortages, along with resulting price increases, threaten industrialized civi lization, the global economy, and our entire way of life. In Confronting Collapse, author Michael C. Ruppert, a former LAPD narcotics officer turned investigative journalist, details the intricate connections between money and energy, including the ways in which oil shortages and pr ice spikes triggered the economic crash that began in September 2008. Given the 96 percent correlation between economic growth and greenhouse gas emis sions and the unlikelihood of economic growth without a spike in energy use , Ruppert argues that we are not, in fact, on the verge of economic recover y, but on the verge of complete collapse. Ruppert's truth is not merely inconvenient. It is utterly devastating. But there is still hope. Ruppert outlines a 25-point plan of action, including the creation of a second strategic petroleum reserve for the use of state and local governments, the immediate implementation of a national Feed-in Tariff mandating that electric utilities pay 3 percent above market rates for all surplus electricity generated from renewable sources, a thorough assessment of soil conditions nationwide, and an emergency action plan for soil restoration and sustainable agriculture. 
Price: 550.00 JPY
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5 Taibbi, Matt GRIFTOPIA: A STORY OF BANKERS, POLITICIANS, AND THE MOST AUDACIOUS POWER GR AB IN AMERICAN HISTORY
Random House Publishing Grou 2011 0385529961 / 9780385529969 Paperback Very Good 
Griftopia: A Story of Bankers, Politicians, and the Most Audacious Power Gr ab in American History by Matt Taibbi A brilliantly illuminating and darkly comic tale of the ongoing financial a nd political crisis in America The financial crisis that exploded in 2008 isn't past but prologue. The gri fter class--made up of the largest players in the financial industry and th e politicians who do their bidding--has been growing in power, and the cris is was only one terrifying manifestation of how they've hijacked America's political and economic life. Matt Taibbi has combined deep sources, trailblazing reportage, and provocat ive analysis to create the most lucid, emotionally galvanizing account yet written of this ongoing American crisis. He offers fresh reporting on the b ackroom deals of the bailout; tells the story of Goldman Sachs, the "vampir e squid wrapped around the face of humanity"; and uncovers the hidden commo dities bubble that transferred billions of dollars to Wall Street while cre ating food shortages around the world. This is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the labyrinthine inner workings of this country, and the profound consequences for us all. 
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