False Dawn: The Delusions of Global Capitalism is a fact- and statistics-filled critique of capitalism and the destruction it has wreaked on societies and the planet time and time again.  John Gray philosophically asserts that free-market capitalism, often presented as the natural way of things, is not only an artificial construct, but one that causes more harm than it does good, and – like its antithesis, communism – is bound to fail.  The main problem is global capitalism – where there is a single model for every country – and one solution to its inherent failings may be many, much more localised, versions of capitalism that better look after people and resources.  But if the status quo exists, the author says, its unravelling will lead to even more destruction.

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False Dawn: The Delusions of Global Capitalism is a fact- and statistics-filled critique of capitalism and the destruction it has wreaked on societies and the planet time and time again.  John Gray philosophically asserts that free-market capitalism, often presented as the natural way of things, is not only an artificial construct, but one that causes more harm than it does good, and – like its antithesis, communism – is bound to fail.  The main problem is global capitalism – where there is a single model for every country – and one solution to its inherent failings may be many, much more localised, versions of capitalism that better look after people and resources.  But if the status quo exists, the author says, its unravelling will lead to even more destruction.

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