Paul Mason’s Postcapitalism: the new Marx or inherently faulty?


Two contrasting reviews of Paul Mason’s new book, Postcapitalism:

“As a spark to the imagination, with frequent x-ray flashes of insight into the way we live now, it is hard to beat. In that sense, Mason is a worthy successor to Marx.”

—David Runciman in The Guardian, 15 August 2015

“Mason’s Postcapitalism fizzes with energy that spurs the reader on. But even so, the central premise of Mason’s argument – that capitalism is being or will be replaced – is inherently faulty.”

—Iain Martin on CapX, 14 August 2015