Capitalism vs. Capitalism
How America's Obsession with Individual Achievement and Short-Term Profit Has Led it to the Brink of Collapse
By (author) Michael Albert
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Capitalism vs. Capitalism by Michael Albert
Book DescriptionThe author believes two approaches are currently used in defining the economic policy of a nation: a Rhine model which emphasizes collective achievement and public consensus, and a supply-side model based on individual achievement and short-term profits. Favoring the Rhine approach, he urges the adoption of specific policy changes by the US and other governments, which he believes will lead to a more balanced economy and society.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781568580050
(229mm x 153mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Four Walls Eight Windows
Publisher: Four Walls Eight Windows
Publish Date: 11-Oct-1993
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Michael Albert
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Remembering Tomorrow, Hardback (March 2007)
A compelling memoir of the Left
Parecon, Paperback (April 2004)
'What do you want?' is a query often put to economic and globalization activists decrying poverty, alienation and degradation. In this new work, Albert provides the answer: Participatory Economics, 'Parecon' for short - a new economy and a viable alternative to capitalism.
Political Economy of Participatory Economics, Paperback (March 1991)» View all books by Michael Albert
Supports the libertarian socialist tradition by presenting a model of how producers and consumers could democratically plan their interconnected activities. This book explains why hierarchical production, inegalitarian consumption, central planning, and market allocations are incompatible with 'classlessness.'
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