The Cancer Stage of Capitalism

The world economic meltdown that looms at the end of the millennium is not unexpected if the macro-indicators have been observed. But as we find ahead, the money-into-more-money sequences driving the carcinogenic circuits have no reference-body beyond themselves in the global market system which allocates and disposes of the wealth of nations. All the coordinates of global environmental, social and economic meltdown are in fact connected, and their common cause lies in proliferating mutant sequences of money-demand whose defining principle – as the dominant economic paradigm that houses them – is not to serve, but to feed on life-hosts.

Preface to The Cancer Stage of Capitalism by Prof. John McMurtry


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