E d g e o f C h a o s

Why Democracy is Failing To Deliver Economic Growth – And How to Fix it

A generation after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the world is once again on the edge of chaos. Demonstrations have broken out from Belgium to Brazil led by angry citizens demanding a greater say in their political and economic future, better education, healthcare and living standards. The bottom line of this outrage is the same; people are demanding their governments do more to improve their lives faster, something which policymakers are unable to deliver under conditions of anaemic growth. Rising income inequality and a stagnant economy are threats to both the developed and the developing world, and leaders can no longer afford to ignore this gathering storm.

In Edge of Chaos, Dambisa Moyo sets out the new political and economic challenges facing the world, and the specific, radical solutions needed to resolve these issues and reignite global growth. Dambisa enumerates the four headwinds of demographics, inequality, commodity scarcity and technological innovation that are driving social and economic unrest, and argues for a fundamental retooling of democratic capitalism to address current problems and deliver better outcomes in the future. In the twenty-first century, a crisis in one country can quickly become our own, and fragile economies produce a fragile international community. Edge of Chaos is a warning for advanced and emerging nations alike: we must reverse the dramatic erosion in growth, or face the consequences of a fragmented and unstable global future.

Edge of Chaos Reviews

Sir Paul Collier

 “Edge of Chaos rings the warning bell on our democracies. Dambisa Moyo is right to do so – please hear it!”

Publishers Weekly

 “One of the Most Important Business Books in 2018.”

Kirkus Reviews

 “…The author’s program of remedy is provocative and of much interest to advocates of growth. Moyo clearly identifies systemic problems that the democracies–or what’s left of them–would do well to address.”

Literary Review UK

 “Shockingly sensible…it uses other factual evidence from wide-ranging sources to powerful polemical effect.”


 “Moyo is correct that certain level of stability is vital…”

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