Against Capitalism

Against Capitalism Capitalism is hegemonic today not because it is the best we fallible humans can do but because it supports and is supported by special interests of immense power This book argues that Economic Democ

  • Title: Against Capitalism
  • Author: David Schweickart
  • ISBN: 9780813331133
  • Page: 360
  • Format: Paperback
  • Capitalism is hegemonic today not because it is the best we fallible humans can do but because it supports, and is supported by, special interests of immense power This book argues that Economic Democracy, a competitive economy of democratically run enterprises that replaces capitalist financial markets with suitable institutions, will be efficient than capitaliCapitalism is hegemonic today not because it is the best we fallible humans can do but because it supports, and is supported by, special interests of immense power This book argues that Economic Democracy, a competitive economy of democratically run enterprises that replaces capitalist financial markets with suitable institutions, will be efficient than capitalism, rational in its growth, democratic, egalitarian, and less alienating.Against Capitalism is an ambitious book, drawing on philosophical analysis, economic theory, and considerable empirical evidence to advance its controversial thesis It examines both conservative and liberal forms of capitalism it compares Economic Democracy to other models of socialism and it considers the transition to Economic Democracy from advanced capitalist societies, from economies built on the Soviet model, and from conditions of underdevelopment The book concludes with some unconventional reflections on historical materialism, ideal communism, and the future of Marxism.

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    1. David Schweickart, Ph.d. in Mathematics, Ph.d. in Philosophy, was my favorite teacher at Loyola University Chicago. He was, and still is, the favorite of many there. Like Woody Guthrie in the Phil Ochs song, he was always ready to help any student initiative to lessen the degree of unnecessary human suffering in the world. He is personable, unpretentious, clear-headed.Back in the eighties his speciality was Political Economy, the old name for what folks call Economics today. His math background [...]

    2. Whether or not you are against capitalism, this book provides great insights on various alternative economic structures and offers undeniably strong arguments in favor of worker managed firms in a democratic society.

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