11 July 2017

Too much stuff: Capitalism in crisis

Kozo Yamamura
2017, Policy Press, 224 pages,

Reviewer: Rebecca Harding, Delta Economics

Kozo Yamamura finds the source of capitalism’s malaise in the heart of developed world consumption patterns. In short, we consume ‘too much stuff’ at the higher end of the value chain. This ‘stuff,’ he argues, is a function of post-capitalism – it comprises goods and services that generations before now would have considered unnecessary but which we consider necessities. He calls…

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