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David Schweickart moves beyond the familiar arguments against globalizing capitalism to contribute something absolutely necessary and long overdue-a coherent vision of a viable, desirable alternative to capitalism. He names 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. Drawing on both theoretical and empirical research, Schweickart shows how and why this model is efficient, dynamic, and superior to capitalism along a range of values.
David Schweickart is professor of philosophy at the Loyola University of Chicago and holds Ph.D.s in both philosophy and mathematics. He is author of Against Capitalism (Cambridge University Press, 1993) and Capitalism or Worker Control? An Ethical Economic Appraisal (Praeger, 1980), and co-author of Market Socialism: The Debate Among Socialists (Routledge, 1998).
Chapter 1 Counterproject, Successor-System, Revolution Chapter 2 Justifying Capitalism Chapter 3 Economic Democracy: What it is Chapter 4 Capitalism and Its Discontents Chapter 5 Economic Democracy: Why We Need It Chapter 6 Getting from Here to There
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