After Capitalism (2nd Edition) (New Critical Theory) by David Schweickart

By David Schweickart

Publish 12 months 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 plausible and fascinating replacement to capitalism. David Schweickart calls the program financial Democracy, a successor-system to capitalism which preserves the potency strengths of a industry financial system whereas extending democracy to the place of work and to the constructions of funding finance.

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

Drawing on either theoretical and empirical study, Schweickart exhibits how and why this version is effective, dynamic, and appropriate on the planet at the present time.

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There’s no pretty way to say it. We went into the other building. There was blood at every sleeping spot, pools of it in some places, stuff thrown around, computers and equipment trashed. We all wandered around in shock, not wanting to think about what is happening to those arrested, to those they took to the hospital. We know that they’ve taken people to jail and tortured them. One young Frenchman from our training, Vincent, had his head badly beaten on Friday in the street. In jail they took him into a room, twisted his arms behind his back and banged his head on the table.

It must show a causal connection between these features and the structures that characterize capitalism. Chapter 2 specifies precisely the defining characteristics of capitalism and clarifies such key concepts as capital, capitalist, entrepreneur, savings, and investment. As it turns out, these terms are closely connected to certain “noncomparative” justifications for capitalism, that is, arguments that make no reference to alternatives. These are worth considering carefully, to see how they hold up, and for the light they shed on the inner workings of the system.

Citizens will have far more opportunity than they do now to discuss, debate, and decide issues of common concern. Feminist theory has been much involved with the question of preconditions for real democratic dialogue. What is the role of argument in democratic decision-making? How do we do justice to the “difference” of those with whom we engage when we talk across the borders of race, gender, class, and sexual orientation? How do we develop the ability to listen to the other? 26 • Revolution.

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