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The Locust and the Bee: Predators and Creators in Capitalism's Future

Geoff Mulgan


The recent economic crisis was a dramatic reminder that capitalism can both produce and destroy. It's a system that by its very nature encourages predators and creators, locusts and bees. But, as this book argues, the economic crisis also presents a historic opportunity to choose a radically different future for capitalism, one that maximizes its creative power and minimizes its destructive force. In an engaging and wide-ranging argument, the book digs into the history of capitalism across the world to show its animating ideas, its utopias and dystopias, as well as its contradictions and possi ... More

Keywords: economic crisis, capitalism, entrepreneurship, efficiency, wealthy economy, social innovation, enterprise, investment

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780691165745
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691165745.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Geoff Mulgan, author
National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts