Capitalism: A Structural Genocide

Capitalism: A Structural Genocide

Capitalism: A Structural Genocide

In the wake of the global financial crisis, and ongoing savage government cuts across the world, Garry Leech addresses a pressing and necessary topic: the nature of contemporary capitalism, and how it inherently generates inequality and structural violence.

Drawing on a number of fascinating case studies from across the world - including the forced displacement of farmers in Mexico, farmer suicides in India, and deaths from preventable and treatable diseases in Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as the unsustainable exploitation of the planet's natural resources - Leech provocatively argues that global capitalism constitutes a form of genocide against the poor, particularly in the global South.

Essential and eye-opening the book questions the legitimacy of a system that inevitably results in such large-scale human suffering, while going beyond mere critique to offer a more egalitarian, democratic and sustainable global alternative.

Review

"At this time of mass rebellions against the global status quo, Gary Leech puts forth a devastating critique of the capitalist system and the ravages it has inflicted on hundreds of millions of people around the world. This timely study will be of great interest to scholars and students. Beyond the academy, its rigorous analysis of...

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