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The Tyranny of Growth

Why capitalism has triumphed in the West and failed in Africa

Malcolm Ray

ISBN:

9781990973406

Epub ISBN:

9781990973413

Publisher:

Melinda Ferguson Books

Date Released:

February 2022

Price (incl. VAT):

R 360.00

Format:

Soft cover, 508pp


About this book:

The Tyranny of Growth is a modern epic that exposes the lie of economic growth. It provocatively recounts how the 2008 global financial meltdown and  COVID-19 pandemic have become the leading cause of governments' and multilateral institutions' global spectacular failure. It brilliantly explains how a single number - GDP - came to have such bewildering power over our lives, despite its ruinous consequences. But ultimately the book strives to illuminate a new way of imagining the world. 

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Readers say

“Brilliant. In this original and fascinating book, Malcolm Ray unpacks the dark side of growth with a mix of journalistic clarity and academic precision.”

– Professor Lorenzo Fioramonti


“[A] political economy odyssey … bringing a compelling new perspective to the growth story.”

– Dr Iraj Abedian


“An electrifying exposé. Written with great skill and sensitivity, Malcolm Ray’s new book sets the cat among the pigeons at a crucial civilisational inflection point, when our world and the people in it face an existential challenge.”

– Dr Edith Dankwa


“This book is a major and highly original contribution to our understanding of our past and its presence in the world economy today.”

– Professor Muxe Nkondo


“A highly recommended read for anyone interested in the roots of the social and ecological devastation of Mother Earth, and what to do about it.”

– Jay Naidoo


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