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Democracy at work
a cure for capitalism
VerfasserIn: Wolff, Richard D.
Verfasserangabe: Richard Wolff
Jahr: 2012
Verlag: Chicago, Ill., Haymarket Books
Mediengruppe: Buch
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A new historical vista is opening before us in this time of change, Wolff writes in this compelling new manifesto for a democratic alternative based on workers managing their own workplaces.
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 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.
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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'sconstructive and innovative ideas suggest new and promising foundations formuch more authentic democracy and sustainable and equitable development,ideas that can be implemented directly and carried forward. A very valuablecontribution in troubled times." — Noam Chomsky
Vorlesungen von Prof. Richard Wolff über die Wirtschaftskrise, Marxistische Wirtschaftsanalyse und Globalisierung finden Sie
/ AUS DEM INHALT: / / / Capitalism in Deep Trouble p17
Capitalism and Crises p19
Capitalism's Instability and Unevenness p26
Welfare State Capitalism, 1945-1970s p31
Capitalism, 1970s-2007: The Crisis Building from Below p37
Capitalism, 1970s-2007: The Crisis Building from Above p46
A Digression on What or Whom to Blame p49
Crisis and Government Response p53
The Bailouts and Federal Budget Deficits p56
The Bailouts and the National Debt p60
The Bailouts, Monetary Agencies, and Monetary Policies p68
Crises, Forms of Capitalism, and Beyond p79
Capitalism p79
State Capitalism p81
What Is to Be Done? p85
The Major Problems of Private Capitalisms p87
Distributing the Surplus p88
Private Capitalism and Democracy p90
The Major Problems of State Capitalism p99
Key Differences between Capitalism and Socialism p100
Twentieth-Century Socialisms p102
Socialism and Surplus Analysis p103
Socialism and Democracy p110
A Concluding Parable p113
Workers' Self-Directed Enterprises as a Cure p115
What "Self-Directed" Means p117
Worker-Owned Enterprises p119
Worker-Managed Enterprises p120
Cooperatives p122
How WSDEs Work Internally p123
The Two Kinds of Workers in Every WSDE p128
Handling Technical Change p130
Handling Environmental Issues p133
Handling the Distribution of Incomes and of Jobs p135
Property Ownership, Markets, Planning, and the Efficiency Myth p139
Macro-Level and Micro-Level Transformations p140
Ownership of WSDEs p141
WSDEs and Markets p142
Economic and Political Democracy p145
Democracy in the Workplace p147
Containing Democracy p148
Democracy and Crises p151
WSDEs in Modern Societies p155
The Competitive Success of WSDEs p156
When WSDEs and Capitalist Enterprises Coexist p158
WSDEs and the State: Economic Flows p161
WSDEs and the State: Political Flows p165
Program and Personnel for Increasing WSDEs p169
A Federal Jobs Program
Alliances with Cooperative Movements p172
Alliance with the Trade Union Movement p173
The "Organic Intellectuals" of the WSDE Movement p175
A New Independent Political Party p179
Conclusion p181
About the Author p186
VerfasserIn: Wolff, Richard D.
VerfasserInnenangabe: Richard Wolff
Jahr: 2012
Verlag: Chicago, Ill., Haymarket Books
Systematik: GW.VP, FS.E
Interessenkreis: Sprache: Englisch
ISBN: 978-1-60846-247-6
2. ISBN: 1-60846-247-1
Beschreibung: 201 S. : Ill.
Sprache: eng
Mediengruppe: Buch