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The Resource The genius of the beast : a radical re-vision of capitalism, Howard Bloom

The genius of the beast : a radical re-vision of capitalism, Howard Bloom

Label
The genius of the beast : a radical re-vision of capitalism
Title
The genius of the beast
Title remainder
a radical re-vision of capitalism
Statement of responsibility
Howard Bloom
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Is global capitalism on its last legs? Is the era of America leadership over? Has the West begun a decline into a new Dark Age? Does American civilization deserve to survive? These are the unnerving questions raised by the Great Crash of 2009." "Howard Bloom has a radically new answer. In The Genius of the Beast, the author of the acclaimed books The Lucifer Principle and Global Brain insists that Western civilization has only begun to realize its full potential. Bloom argues that there's a hidden mandate beneath the surface of capitalism: "It's struggling to whisper and rumble its message to you and me. That hidden imperative can lift us from economic crisis, can make us a leader in the next-generation economy, and can dramatically upgrade our ability to empower our fellow human beings. "Bloom sees crisis as opportunity, opportunity for the whole human race." "The Genius of the Beast takes the reader on a sweeping tour of human history, from the Stone Age to the present. Every chapter conveys a radically new way to see the astonishing mechanism we call Western civilization. Bloom marvels at how humans have turned toxic waste into food and fuel, trash into treasure, and garbage into gold. He shows how we've produced material miracles based on immaterial things - passion, persistence, and fantasy. Bloom shows that what many regard as the end is just the beginning."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bloom, Howard K.
Dewey number
330.12/2
Index
index present
LC call number
HB501
LC item number
.B636 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Capitalism
  • Economic history
  • Consumption (Economics)
Label
The genius of the beast : a radical re-vision of capitalism, Howard Bloom
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The mystery of manic-depressive economies -- The birds and the bees of boom and crash -- How passions power the evolutionary search engine -- Truth in the corridors of power -- The greatest hits of history... and how they got to be that way -- The infrastructure of fantasy -- Jacking up the symbol stack -- The transcendence engine -- Emopower: the lift of generous selfishness -- An extra twenty years of life? -- Is gossip good for your health? -- The rocket fuel of empathy
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
607 p.
Isbn
9781591027546
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009024994
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn318873448
  • (OCoLC)318873448
Label
The genius of the beast : a radical re-vision of capitalism, Howard Bloom
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The mystery of manic-depressive economies -- The birds and the bees of boom and crash -- How passions power the evolutionary search engine -- Truth in the corridors of power -- The greatest hits of history... and how they got to be that way -- The infrastructure of fantasy -- Jacking up the symbol stack -- The transcendence engine -- Emopower: the lift of generous selfishness -- An extra twenty years of life? -- Is gossip good for your health? -- The rocket fuel of empathy
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
607 p.
Isbn
9781591027546
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009024994
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn318873448
  • (OCoLC)318873448

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