Summary of Rebalancing Society

Radical Renewal Beyond Left, Right, and Center

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Rebalancing Society book summary
An urgent call to remake American society for the good of all citizens.


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In this call to arms, Canadian academic Henry Mintzberg cites American revolutionary Thomas Paine with no shortage of rebellion and urgency. Mintzberg argues that corporate capitalism has become too greedy for the common good. He calls for an end to rampant commercialism and short-term profiteering. Mintzberg, a best-selling management writer, makes a compelling case that US capitalism is out of kilter. His diagnosis is clear, but his cures for the problem seem murky. While always politically neutral, getAbstract recommends his intriguing, avid treatise to business leaders, policy makers and activists seeking a strong contrarian view of US society.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How analysts misinterpreted the fall of communism,
  • What indicators prove that free-market capitalism is out of control and
  • How the “plural sector” might restore balance to American society.


The Collapse of Communism
For many policy makers and business leaders, the collapse of the Soviet empire ended the decades-long debate over how best to run an economy. The communists lost, the capitalists won – or so goes the conventional interpretation. In fact, much of the developed ...
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About the Author

Best-selling management author Henry Mintzberg is Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies at McGill University in Montreal.

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