The Soul of Capitalism

  • by William Greider
  • Narrated by Peter Johnson
  • 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Soul of Capitalism examines how the greatest wealth-creation engine in the history of the world is failing most of us, why it must be changed, and how intrepid pioneers are beginning to transform it. Best-selling author William Greider analyzes how our relentless pursuit of unprecedented affluence has eroded family life, eaten away at our sense of personal and professional security, corroded our communities, impoverished our spiritual lives, and devastated our natural environment. The solution, he contends, will come from a fundamental realignment of power that is already underway on many fronts.Brilliantly perceptive and sweeping in its ambition, The Soul of Capitalism is also hardheaded and practical. Greider illustrates how American capitalism can be aligned more faithfully and obediently with what people want and need in their lives, and with what American society needs for a healthy, balanced, and humane future.The Soul of Capitalism (solid, pragmatic, visionary, and optimistic) addresses the nation's most urgent needs.


What the Critics Say

"His overall framework is fresh and valuable, and his reporting on specific efforts is resourceful and illuminating." (Publishers Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

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Excellent Critique of Modern Power Structures

In this well-read audio, Greider takes on the formidable task of analyzing the relationships between capitalism, democracy, and societal wellbeing. By reexamining even the most familiar institutions, he identifies a number of elements (both large and small) that have produced unintended negative consequences. In a work of this nature one expects a modest dose of pessimism... However, just as each issue seems hopelessly entrenched in modern society, Greider identifies a number of people and organizations have already begun to address the root causes. The beauty of this book is found in the author's ability to keep things in perspective, yet leave you inspired and confident in our capacity for steady advancement.
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- Kevin H

Socialistic Tripe ...

Save your money and your money ... read anything else. The author boldly misses the mark here by spewing the 'anti-capitalistic mentality'. Perhaps he feel guilty for capitalism successes or perhaps he never really studied history ... the real culprit is that people are working harder to suport the ever increasing tax burden imposed by the government. The Soul of Capitalism COMPLETELY MISSES THE POINT!
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- D. Geekster

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-04-2003
  • Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books