Consequences of Capitalism

Manufacturing Discontent and Resistance

Paperback, 400 pages

English language

Published Nov. 5, 2021 by Haymarket Books.

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5 stars (1 review)

Covid-19 has revealed glaring failures and monstrous brutalities in the current capitalist system. It represents both a crisis and an opportunity. Everything depends on the actions that people take into their own hands.’

How does politics shape our world, our lives and our perceptions? How much of 'common sense' is actually driven by the ruling classes' needs and interests? And how are we to challenge the capitalist structures that now threaten all life on the planet?

Consequences of Capitalism exposes the deep, often unseen connections between neoliberal 'common sense' and structural power. In making these linkages, we see how the current hegemony keeps social justice movements divided and marginalized. And, most importantly, we see how we can fight to overcome these divisions.

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A variety of topics with lot's of historical evidence

5 stars

The book has a large variety of topics concerning the Consequences Of Capitalism. This includes hegemonic common sense, militarism, the environment, neoliberalism (& globalization, financialization) and possible social change. All of which is given with relevant historical evidence, examples and context. The book also takes multiple ideas and concepts from other authors and implements them pretty well. This would include Karl Marx, Shoshana Zuboff and Mark Fisher (just to name a few). Aside from reading how much Capitalism effects our lives and in what way, I'm absolutely blown away by how much history this book has taught me and the amount of detail it went into!

So, if you're interested in learning the Consequences of Capitalism and a ton of history, then I would highly recommend it.


  • Capitalism
  • Politics
  • Economics
  • Society
  • History