Posner, Eric A. / Weyl, E. Glen
Uprooting Capitalism and Democracy for a Just Society
Foreword by Buterin, Vitalik / Lanier, Jaron
Aims and Scope
Revolutionary ideas on how to use markets to achieve fairness and prosperity for all
Many blame today's economic inequality, stagnation, and political instability on the free market. The solution is to rein in the market, right? Radical Markets turns this thinking on its head. With a new foreword by Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin and virtual reality pioneer Jaron Lanier as well as a new afterword by Eric Posner and Glen Weyl, this provocative book reveals bold new ways to organize markets for the good of everyone. It shows how the emancipatory force of genuinely open, free, and competitive markets can reawaken the dormant nineteenth-century spirit of liberal reform and lead to greater equality, prosperity, and cooperation.
Only by radically expanding the scope of markets can we reduce inequality, restore robust economic growth, and resolve political conflicts. But to do that, we must replace our most sacred institutions with truly free and open competition—Radical Markets shows how.
- 368 pages
- 20 b/w illus. 3 tables.
- PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS
- Professional and scholarly;College/higher education;
"This is free market thinking but not as we know it."—Diane Coyle, Prospect
"Refreshing and welcome in its willingness to question received wisdom."—The Economist
"A brilliant, provocative work."—Jason Furman, former chairman of President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers