The Lugano Report
On Preserving Capitalism in the 21st Century
- Now republished as E-Book! Available at TNI bookstore.
- New: The Lugano Report II: How to win the Class War (Susan George, 2013)
A multidisciplinary Working Party convened by world leaders to consider the future of the world economy concludes that it is grossly undermanaged, gravely threatened by its own excesses, prone to ecological collapse and an unlikely candidate for long-term survival. How, then, can the winners in the globalisation game guarantee their own comfortable future? There is a way, but one which may be too awful to contemplate. The Lugano Report stakes out new territory and proceeds with relentless logic from uncompromising diagnosis to chilling cure.
If this is the future, you will be moved to seek out a different one. In her appendix and afterword, Susan George challenges the conclusions of the Working Party and offers alternative solutions.
- In praise of Susan George, Edwin Madunagu, The Guardian (Nigeria), 13 November 2008
- The author unveiled, New Internationalist, January-February 2000
- New Internationalist, December 1999
- Press Release Pluto Press, September 1999
- Private Planet by David Cromwell for ZNet Reviews
- Interview by Howard Wachtel, Book presentation, Amsterdam, November 1999
A brilliant, terrifying book which should be on the bedside of every policy maker in the West... This book deserves to be a bestseller and our common future might be safer as it was.
With acid wit and somber truths, The Lugano Report brilliantly portrays, through the eyes of its imagined but all too realistic planners, a world that may be heading for deep trouble.
An extraordinary and original book of exquisite irony, a kind of Catch-22 of capitalism, The Lugano Report is a stunning achievement.
Rigorous and innovative... Guaranteed to enthral the reader and galvanise us to challenge the received wisdom surrounding the globalised economic system which is exposed so brilliantly in The Lugano Report.
Glenys Kinnock, MEP
The Lugano Report is brilliant and innovative... A compelling satire, packed with information, this is the work of an author in complete control of her subject. All Susan George's books are incisive and engaging, but this one is even more powerful than its predecessors.