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Democracy at Work

Democracy at Work

A Cure for Capitalism

  • Author: Richard D. Wolff
  • Publisher: Haymarket Books
  • ISBN: 1608462579
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 220
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“Ideas of economic democracy are very much in the air, as they should be, with increasing urgency in the midst of today’s serious crises. Richard Wolff’s constructive and innovative ideas suggest new and promising foundations for much more authentic democracy and sustainable and equitable development, ideas that can be implemented directly and carried forward. A very valuable contribution in troubled times.”—Noam Chomsky "Probably America's most prominent Marxist economist."—The New York Times Capitalism as a system has spawned deepening economic crisis alongside its bought-and-paid-for political establishment. Neither serves the needs of our society. Whether it is secure, well-paid, and meaningful jobs or a sustainable relationship with the natural environment that we depend on, our society is not delivering the results people need and deserve. One key cause for this intolerable state of affairs is the lack of genuine democracy in our economy as well as in our politics. The solution requires the institution of genuine economic democracy, starting with workers managing their own workplaces, as the basis for a genuine political democracy. Here Richard D. Wolff lays out a hopeful and concrete vision of how to make that possible, addressing the many people who have concluded economic inequality and politics as usual can no longer be tolerated and are looking for a concrete program of action. Richard D. Wolff is professor of Economics emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is currently a visiting professor at the New School University in New York. Wolff is the author of many books, including Capitalism Hits the Fan: The Global Economic Meltdown and What to Do About It. He hosts the weekly hour-long radio program Economic Update on WBAI (Pacifica Radio) and writes regularly for The Guardian, Truthout.org, and the MRZine.

Democracy at Work

Democracy at Work

A Cure for Capitalism

  • Author: Richard D. Wolff
  • Publisher: Haymarket Books
  • ISBN: 1608462471
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 201
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Wolff shows why and how to make democratic workplaces real. He speaks to those who realize that capitalism economics and politics as usual have become intolerable and who seek a concrete action program.

Capitalism's Crisis Deepens

Capitalism's Crisis Deepens

Essays on the Global Economic Meltdown

  • Author: Richard D. Wolff
  • Publisher: Haymarket Books
  • ISBN: 1608466558
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 223
  • View: 6531
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Praise for Richard Wolff and Democracy at Work: "Richard Wolff's constructive and innovative ideas suggest new and promising foundations for much more authentic democracy and sustainable and equitable development, ideas that can be implemented directly and carried forward. A very valuable contribution in troubled times."—Noam Chomsky "Richard Wolff is the leading socialist economist in the country. This book is required reading for anyone concerned about a fundamental transformation of the ailing capitalist economy!"—Cornel West "Bold, thoughtful, transformative-a powerful and challenging vision that takes us beyond both corporate capitalism and state socialism. Richard Wolff at his best!"—Gar Alperovitz While most mainstream commentators view the crisis that provoked the Great Recession as having passed, these essays from Richard Wolff paint a far less rosy picture. Drawing attention to the extreme downturn in most of capitalism's old centers, the unequal growth in its new centers, and the resurgence of a global speculative bubble, Wolff—in his uniquely accessible style—makes the case that the crisis should be grasped not as a passing moment, but as an evolving stage in capitalism's history. Richard Wolff is Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a Visiting Professor at the New School in New York. Wolff's recent work has concentrated on analyzing the causes and alternative solutions to the global economic crisis. His groundbreaking book Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism inspired the creation of Democracy at Work, a nonprofit organization dedicated to showing how and why to make democratic workplaces real.

America Beyond Capitalism

America Beyond Capitalism

Reclaiming Our Wealth, Our Liberty, and Our Democracy

  • Author: Gar Alperovitz,James Gustave Speth
  • Publisher: Democracy Collaborative Pres
  • ISBN: 0984785701
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 321
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2011 edition, with a new introduction by the author and a new foreword by James Gustave Speth As discontent with the economic and political status quo mounts in the wake of the "great recession," America Beyond Capitalism is a book whose time has come. Gar Alperovitz's expert diagnosis of the long-term structural crisis of the American economic and political system is accompanied by detailed, practical answers to the problems we face as a society. Unlike many books that reserve a few pages of a concluding chapter to offer generalized, tentative solutions, Alperovitz marshals years of research into emerging "new economy" strategies to present a comprehensive picture of practical bottom-up efforts currently underway in thousands of communities across the United States. All democratize wealth and empower communities, not corporations: worker-ownership, cooperatives, community land trusts, social enterprises, along with many supporting municipal, state and longer term federal strategies as well. America Beyond Capitalism is a call to arms, an eminently practical roadmap for laying foundations to change a faltering system that increasingly fails to sustain the great American values of equality, liberty and meaningful democracy. Gar Alperovitz is the Lionel R. Bauman Professor of Political Economy at the University of Maryland and co-founder of the Democracy Collaborative. He is the author of numerous books, including Unjust Deserts (with Lew Daly), Making a Place For Community (with Thad Williamson and David Imbroscio), Rebuilding America (with Jeff Faux) and, in connection with foreign policy, Atomic Diplomacy and The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb.

Occupy the Economy

Occupy the Economy

Challenging Capitalism

  • Author: Richard Wolff,David Barsamian
  • Publisher: City Lights Books
  • ISBN: 0872865681
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 190
  • View: 3460
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A hot-button primer on the taboo subject impacting most Americans today: the failure of the capitalism to deliver public good.

Contending Economic Theories

Contending Economic Theories

Neoclassical, Keynesian, and Marxian

  • Author: Richard D. Wolff,Stephen A. Resnick
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • ISBN: 0262517833
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 406
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Rev. ed. of: Economics: Marxian versus neoclassical. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, c1987.

New Departures in Marxian Theory

New Departures in Marxian Theory

  • Author: Stephen Resnick,Richard Wolff
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135987572
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 432
  • View: 4856
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Over the last twenty-five years, Stephen Resnick and Richard Wolff have developed a groundbreaking interpretation of Marxian theory generally and of Marxian economics in particular. This book brings together their key contributions and underscores their different interpretations. In facing and trying to resolve contradictions and lapses within Marxism, the authors have confronted the basic incompatibilities among the dominant modern versions of Marxian theory, and the fact that Marxism seemed cut off from the criticisms of determinist modes of thought offered by post-structuralism and post-modernism and even by some of Marxism’s greatest theorists.

Humanizing the Economy

Humanizing the Economy

Co-operatives in the Age of Capital

  • Author: John Restakis
  • Publisher: New Society Publishers
  • ISBN: 1550924613
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 295
  • View: 5967
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How the largest social movement in history is making the world a better place.

What Then Must We Do?

What Then Must We Do?

Straight Talk about the Next American Revolution

  • Author: Gar Alperovitz
  • Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
  • ISBN: 1603584919
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 205
  • View: 6299
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Looks at the problems with America's current economic system offers a revolutionary way forward that the author claims is not corporate capitalism or state socialism, but rather a system that is uniquely American.

Class Theory and History

Class Theory and History

Capitalism and Communism in the USSR

  • Author: Stephen A. Resnick,Richard D. Wolff
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136704337
  • Category: History
  • Page: 368
  • View: 7254
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First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Economics

Economics

Marxian versus Neoclassical

  • Author: Richard D. Wolff,Stephen A. Resnick
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
  • ISBN: 9780801834806
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 296
  • View: 5980
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Wolff and Resnick provide a unique, balanced explication of the differing assumptions, logical structures, and arguments of neoclassical and Marxian economics. They address broader aspects of evaluating or choosing between alternative theories, but their conclusions are nonpolemical. Throughout, math is used simply and sparingly.

Sweden and the Revival of the Capitalist Welfare State

Sweden and the Revival of the Capitalist Welfare State

  • Author: Andreas Bergh
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • ISBN: 1783473509
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 176
  • View: 2317
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This book tackles a number of controversial questions regarding Swedenês economic and political development: «¾¾¾¾ How did Sweden become rich? «¾¾¾¾ How did Sweden become egalitarian? «¾¾¾¾ Why has Sweden since the early 1990s grown faster tha

Against Capitalism

Against Capitalism

  • Author: David Schweickart
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0429982089
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 408
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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 more suitable institutions, will be more efficient than capitalism, more rational in its growth, more democratic, more 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.

Rethinking Marxism

Rethinking Marxism

  • Author: Stephen Resnick,Richard Wolff
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780936756127
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 428
  • View: 8394
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Imagine

Imagine

Living in a Socialist U.S.A.

  • Author: Frances Goldin,Debby Smith,Michael Smith
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0062305581
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 320
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The polar ice caps are melting, hurricanes and droughts ravish the planet, and the earth's population is threatened by catastrophic climate change. Millions of American jobs have been sent overseas and aren't coming back. Young African-American men make up the majority of America's prison population. Half of the American population are poor or near poor, living precariously on the brink, while the top one percent own as much as the bottom eighty. Government police-state spying on its citizens is pervasive. Consequently, as former President Jimmy Carter has said, "we have no functioning democracy." Imagine: Living In a Socialist U.S.A., edited by Francis Goldin, Debby Smith, and Michael Steven Smith, is at once an indictment of American capitalism as the root cause of our spreading dystopia and a cri de coeur for what life could be like in the United States if we had economic as well as a real political democracy. This anthology features essays by revolutionary thinkers, activists, and artists—including Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore, civil rights activist Angela Davis, incarcerated journalist Mumia Abu Jamal, and economist Rick Wolff— addressing various aspects of a new society and, crucially, how to get from where we are now to where we want to be, living in a society that is truly fair and just.

Ours to Master and to Own

Ours to Master and to Own

Workers' Control from the Commune to the Present

  • Author: Immanuel Ness,Dario Azzellini
  • Publisher: Haymarket Books
  • ISBN: 160846119X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 443
  • View: 2155
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From the very dawn of the industrial epoch, wage earners have organised themselves into unions, fought bitter strikes and even gone so far as to challenge the premises of the system by enacting democratic self-management aimed at controlling production. A groundbreaking volume on workers' history, Ours to Master and to Own illuminates this under-appreciated and under-investigated aspect of working-class resistance.

Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Capital in the Twenty-First Century

  • Author: Thomas Piketty
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 0674979850
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 816
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The main driver of inequality—returns on capital that exceed the rate of economic growth—is again threatening to generate extreme discontent and undermine democratic values. Thomas Piketty’s findings in this ambitious, original, rigorous work will transform debate and set the agenda for the next generation of thought about wealth and inequality.

The Commanding Heights

The Commanding Heights

The Battle Between Government And The Marketplace

  • Author: Daniel Yergin,Joseph Stanislaw
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 184737591X
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 512
  • View: 8943
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The most powerful force in the world economy today is the redefinition of the relationship between state and marketplace - a process that goes by the name of privatization though this term is inadequate to express its far-reaching changes. We are moving from an era in which governments sought to seize and control the 'commanding heights' of the economy to an era in which the idea of free markets is capturing the commanding heights of world economic thinking. Basic views of how society ought to be organized are undergoing rapid change, trillions of dollars are changing hands and so is fundamental political power. Great new wealth is being created - as are huge opportunities and huge risks. Taking a worldwide perspective, including Britain, where the process began with Mrs Thatcher, Europe and the former USSR, China, Latin America and the US, THE COMMANDING HEIGHTS shows how a revolution in ideas is transforming the world economy - why it is happening, how it can go wrong and what it will mean for the global economy going into the twenty-first century.

Capitalism Hits the Fan

Capitalism Hits the Fan

The Global Economic Meltdown and what to Do about it

  • Author: Richard D. Wolff
  • Publisher: Interlink Publishing Group Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9781566569361
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 262
  • View: 6616
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"In this updated edition Professor Wolff offers a rich and much needed corrective to the views of mainstreameconomists and pundits. He explains why capitalism's global crisis persists, why bank bailouts and austerity policies fail, and why deepening economic inequality now generates historic social tensions and conflicts and worsens the ongoing crisis."--

The "S" Word

The

A Short History of an American Tradition...Socialism

  • Author: John Nichols
  • Publisher: Verso
  • ISBN: 184467679X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 307
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In response to the recent political red-baiting by some conservatives, the author offers a history of American socialism, highlighting such prominent socialists as Eugene V. Debs, Horace Greeley and Helen Keller and arguing that the United States owes many of its basic institutions, such as Social Security, to the ideas and efforts of American socialists. Original.