Book Reviews: ‘The Locust And The Bee’ And ‘The Collaboration Economy’

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

Author Geoff Mulgan, former top aide to Britain’s Prime Minister Tony Blair and founder of the celebrated think tank Demos, earns his spurs as a top-rank, global public intellectual with his latest book, The Locust and The Bee (Princeton University Press, 2013). Mulgan has been watching the evolution of markets, finance and the many emerging models of capitalism with the insights of a policy practitioner and a deeply thoughtful scholar. Author Eric Lowitt’s The Collaboration Economy(Jossey Bass, 2013) compliments Mulgan’s historical view of how capitalism has evolved into many new forms over the centuries.