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Confronting Capitalism: Real Solutions for a Troubled Economic System

by Jim Taggart June 7, 2015

ConfrontingCapitalismEvery so often a respected economist writes a book that’s not just highly readable but that contains analyses and viable solutions to vexing economic and societal problems. Philip Kotler, Professor of International Marketing at Northwestern University, has achieved this. In addition to being known as a marketing guru, he studied economics at the University of Chicago under free market evangelist Milton Friedman, and later at MIT where he earned his Ph.D. under heavy weights Paul Samuelson and Robert Slow.

Confronting Capitalism: Real Solutions for a Troubled Economic System lays out 14 “shortcomings of capitalism.” Kotler’s approach is almost one of tour guide and provocateur, taking the reader on a journey of eclectic ideas and concepts from some of the world’s biggest thinkers, succinctly presenting them as part of his narrative, but weaving them tightly into each chapter’s theme.

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