After Capitalism

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Rowman & Littlefield, Aug 16, 2011 - Business & Economics - 247 pages
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Since first published in 2002, After Capitalism has offered students and political activists alike a coherent vision of a viable and desirable alternative to capitalism. David Schweickart calls this system Economic Democracy, a successor-system to capitalism which preserves the efficiency strengths of a market economy while extending democracy to the workplace and to the structures of investment finance. In the second edition, Schweickart recognizes that increased globalization of companies has created greater than ever interdependent economies and the debate about the desirability of entrepreneurship is escalating. The new edition includes a new preface, completely updated data, reorganized chapters, and new sections on the economic instability ofcapitalism, the current economic crisis, and China. Drawing on both theoretical and empirical research, Schweickart shows how and why this model is efficient, dynamic, and applicable in the world today.
 

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Contents

Counterproject SuccessorSystem Revolution
1
Justifying Capitalism
23
Economic Democracy What It Is
47
Capitalism or Socialism?
85
Capitalism or Socialism?
125
Getting from Here to There
165
Notes
207
Bibliography
227
Index
237
About the Author
247
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About the author (2011)

David Schweickart is a professor of philosophy at Loyola University Chicago. He holds doctorate degrees in both mathematics and philosophy. He is the author of Capitalism or Worker Control and articles on social, political, and economic philosophy. His work has been translated into French, Spanish, Catalan, and Chinese.

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