From Capitalist Inefficiency to Economic Democracy
By (author) Costas Panayotakis
Remaking Scarcity by Costas Panayotakis
Book DescriptionThe dominant schools of neoclassical and neoliberal economics tell us that material scarcity is an inevitable product of an insatiable human nature. Against this, Costas Panayotakis argues that scarcity is in fact a result of the social and economic processes of the capitalist system. The overriding importance of the logic of capital accumulation accounts for the fact that capitalism is not able to make a rational use of scarce resources and the productive potential at the disposal of human society. Instead, capitalism produces grotesque inequalities and unnecessary human suffering, a toxic consumerist culture that fails to satisfy, and a deepening ecological crisis. Remaking Scarcity is a powerful challenge to the current economic orthodoxy. It asserts the core principle of economic democracy, that all human beings should have an equal say over the priorities of the economic system, as the ultimate solution to scarcity and ecological crisis.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780745331003
Classification: Economic theory & philosophy , Political economy
Format: Hardback (215mm x 135mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Pluto Press
Publisher: Pluto Press
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2011
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Costas Panayotakis
Costas Panayotakis teaches Sociology at New York City College of Technology. He has published on political economy, ecology and social movements and has been interviewed by numerous radio and TV programmes in the United States and abroad. He is the Book Review editor of the international journal Capitalism Nature Socialism.
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