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Prosperity without Greed

How to Save Ourselves from Capitalism

It is time to leave capitalism behind. In Prosperity without Greed, Sahra Wagenknecht shows that we live in a system of economic feudalism that has nothing to do with a free market economy, where the innovations we require to solve myriad important societal problems are not forthcoming. How can it be, Wagenknecht asks, that technological developments financed by the taxpayer end up enriching private companies even if those companies’ activities violate public interests? Through clear analysis and concrete proposals, Wagenknecht suggestss new forms of ownership and sketches the outlines of an innovative and just economy that instead promotes and rewards talent, real performance, and start-ups with groundbreaking ideas.

256 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2

Economics and Business: Economics--General Theory and Principles

Political Science: Political and Social Theory

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“Eminently readable, full of sharp observations and sound arguments. The rare case of a politician writing a book with powerful ideas, based on a strong theoretical foundation.”

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, on the German edition

“In Prosperity without Greed, Wagenknecht provides a wise, disturbing, but differentiated analysis calling for a fairer and more innovative economic order.”

Huffington Post, on the German edition

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