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By David Schweickart

Publish yr note: First released in June twenty eighth 2002

Since first released in 2002, After Capitalism has provided scholars and political activists alike a coherent imaginative and prescient of a conceivable and fascinating substitute to capitalism. David Schweickart calls the program financial Democracy, a successor-system to capitalism which preserves the potency strengths of a marketplace financial system whereas extending democracy to the office and to the constructions of funding finance.

In the second one variation, Schweickart acknowledges that elevated globalization of businesses has created more than ever interdependent economies and the talk concerning the desirability of entrepreneurship is escalating. the recent variation encompasses a new preface, thoroughly up to date info, reorganized chapters, and new sections at the fiscal instability ofcapitalism, the present financial situation, and China.

Drawing on either theoretical and empirical learn, Schweickart exhibits how and why this version is effective, dynamic, and appropriate on the earth this day.

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Theoreticians of the counterproject will be clear on this point. 8 Chapter 1 It will not be claimed (because it is not true) that the struggle against the power of capital is more fundamental than, for example, the struggle against patriarchy or against the deep and bloody oppressions sanctioned by racism. It will not be claimed (because it is not true) that the dispositions and structures that sustain sexism, racism, militarism, and homophobia are less deeply rooted than those that sustain capitalism or less in need of being rooted out.

John Stuart Mill, Principles of Political Economy (1848) But there was in store a still greater victory of the political economy of labor over the political economy of property. We speak of the co-operative movement, especially the co-operative factories raised by the unassisted efforts of a few bold hands. The value of these great social experiments cannot be over-rated. They have shown that production on a large scale, in accord with the behests of modern science, may be carried on without the existence of a class of masters employing a class of hands.

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