Beyond Capitalism to Post-Capitalism. Conceiving a Better Model of Wealth Acquisition to Supersede Capitalism

Author: Baofu, Peter
Contrary to conventional wisdom about capitalism, the pervasive norm to acquire wealth and the zealous mission to fight poverty have their double sides often unsaid, in that there is no wealth without poverty, just as there is no poverty without wealth, such that more wealth also creates more poverty.


“For many people, wealth signifies security, and by extension, peace of mind, contentment and happiness...The pursuit of wealth has taken on a new meaning in the early 21st century, as people of seemingly ordinary qualifications have amassed extraordinary – indeed staggering – wealth … Wealth is the conduit by which organizations exert power in society. Nations too, have amassed resources, convertible in the blink of an eye, to the aims of power...Dr. Peter Baofu is making his mark as a seminal thinker about issues that are certain to be more fully addressed in the future... In his latest two-volume work titled Beyond Democracy to Post-Democracy, he looked to the future through the lens of Political Science...and challenged the very foundation of democracy to its deepest roots. In his present study on going beyond capitalism to post-capitalism...he looks through the lens of Economics (and other fields). His observations are bound to be disquieting to many readers, but his ideas, especially in regard to his visionary prediction of post-capitalism to supersede capitalism in future civilizations, will command the attention of many for generations to come.” – (from the Foreword) Sylvan von Burg, Director, CDC, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

“Dr. Peter Baofu is a vigorous scholar who has studied widely and whose work ranges over large central issues confronting modern society. He makes it his specialty to predict future directions of major change. In this new book, he examines capitalism as a form of organization, undertaking to foresee its future prospects. He does not fall back on outdated Marxist ideas which claimed that the arrival of classless society was going to eliminate capitalism; nevertheless, he does expect capitalism to be supplanted by another form of organization, which he seeks to characterize. Even those of us who value capitalism at its best and who would prefer not to see it eliminated any time soon will find it challenging and thought-provoking to become acquainted with his wide-ranging analysis.” – Stephen F. Barker, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, The Johns Hopkins University

Table of Contents

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Book Title Abbreviations
1. Introduction – The Poverty of Wealth
2. Wealth and the Methodological
3. Wealth and the Conceptual
4. Wealth and the Theoretical
5. Wealth and the Practical
6. Wealth and the Ontological
7. Conclusion – The Wealth of poverty