Six Capitals

Six Capitals

Or, Can Accountants Save the Planet? : Rethinking Capitalism for the Twenty-first Century

Book - 2015
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Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2015
Edition: First American edition
ISBN: 9780393246674
Characteristics: xxvii, 342 pages ; 22 cm


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Sep 16, 2018

An interesting concept, but presented in very stodgy fashion. Clearly an outgrowth of the author’s previous work on double entry book-keeping.

Nov 01, 2016

One always loves these nonsense books about using capitalism to save capitalism - - it's just because // The People \\ don't realize what's transpiring, or some such drivel!
I can turn on CNN or some other pseudo-news show and listen to talking twits talking about economics and finance, subjects they have absolutely no knowledge about.
For instance, the GDP went up in America this October 2016, not because - - according to the CNN twits - - the economy grew, but for the opposite reason, the shrinking or or lack of consumption - - less imports due to this equates to shrinking trade deficits which pumps up the GDP!
Just as when the government falsely tells us that the unemployment is down, when what they've done is move large numbers of the unemployed over to the non-participation in the labor force category, thus pumping up the number of employed people percentage wise!
Then there's their decrepit dialogue about innovation, which disappears with the ever-increasing number of offshored jobs, and replacement of American workers with foreign visa scab workers - - less opportunity equates to shrinking innovation.
This book is chiefly aimed at those clueless types who still religiously believe that the [mostly Koch brothers-financed] NPR is // liberal \\ or that they can believe the [Koch brothers financed] PBS or Frontline.
While such types will fervently believe the carbon tax will miraculously save the planet, a little research shows it has zero effect other than further enriching the .01%.


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