John McMurtry is the author of The Cancer Stage of Capitalism: From Crisis to Cure (Pluto Press, 1998; 2013), which had a new edition published this month.
John’s book is a modern classic of critical philosophy and political economy, renowned for its depth and comprehensive research. It provides a step by step diagnosis of the continuing economic collapse in the US and Europe and has had an enormous influence on new visions of economic alternatives.
He argues that our world disorder of unending crises is the predictable result of a cancerous economic system multiplying out of all control and destroying ecological, social and organic life – a process he describes as ‘global ecogenocide’. In this updated edition he explains the ‘social immune response’ required to fight the ‘macro cancer’, something which has already been shown in developments such as the Occupy movement and the democratic social transformation of Latin America.
The book is available from the Pluto Press website for just £19.50 including free UK P&P. Simply click on the cover image for more information.
John was also involved in the 2011 documentary Zeitgeist: Moving Forward, which has amassed over 21 million views on Youtube. We’ve embedded the video below. Skip to 42-minutes in for John’s analysis of the philosophical basis for private property and the accumulation of wealth.