Publisher description for Capitalism : a structural genocide / Garry Leech.
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In the wake of the global financial crisis, and savage government cuts across the world, Garry Leech addresses a pressing topic: the nature of contemporary capitalism, and how it inherently generates inequality and structural violence.
Drawing on a number of case studies from across the world - including the displacement of farmers in Mexico, farmer suicides in India, and deaths from preventable diseases in Sub-Saharan Africa - Leech argues that global capitalism constitutes a form of genocide, and that this genocide is inherent in any social system that adheres to the logic of capital.
Essential and eye-opening, the book questions the legitimacy of a system that inevitably results in large-scale human suffering, while offering a more egalitarian, democratic, and sustainable global alternative.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Capitalism -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Globalization -- Economic aspects.
Globalization -- Social aspects.
Poverty -- Developing countries.