The genius of the beast
Howard K. Bloom
An edition of The genius of the beast (2010)

The genius of the beast

a radical re-vision of capitalism

  • 0 Ratings
  • 0 Want to read
  • 0 Currently reading
  • 0 Have read
    Loading...

Buy this book

When you buy books using these links the Internet Archive may earn a small commission.

Last edited by ImportBot
January 3, 2011 | History
An edition of The genius of the beast (2010)

The genius of the beast

a radical re-vision of capitalism

  • 0 Ratings
  • 0 Want to read
  • 0 Currently reading
  • 0 Have read
Publish Date
Publisher
Prometheus Books
Language
English
Pages
607

Buy this book

When you buy books using these links the Internet Archive may earn a small commission.

"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.

Read more

Edition Availability
Cover of: The genius of the beast
The genius of the beast: a radical re-vision of capitalism
2010, Prometheus Books
in English

Add another edition?

Book Details


Published in

Amherst, N.Y

Table of 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.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
330.12/2
Library of Congress
HB501 .B636 2010

The Physical Object

Pagination
607 p. ;
Number of pages
607

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24561513M
ISBN 10
1591027543
ISBN 13
9781591027546
LCCN
2009024994
OCLC/WorldCat
318873448

Community Reviews (0)

Feedback?
No community reviews have been submitted for this work.

History

Download catalog record: RDF / JSON / OPDS | Wikipedia citation
January 3, 2011 Created by ImportBot Imported from Library of Congress MARC record.