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Parecon : life after capitalism

Author: Michael Albert
Publisher: London ; New York : Verso, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What do you want? is a constant query put to economic and globalization activitists decrying current poverty, alienation, and degradation. In this highly praised new work, destined to atract worldwide attention and support, Michael Albert provides an answer : participatory economics, "parecon" for short - a new economy, an alternative to capitalism, built on familiar values including solidarity, equity, diversity,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Albert
ISBN: 185984698X 9781859846988
OCLC Number: 51622682
Description: 311 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Values and Institutions --
What Is An Economy? --
Economic Values --
Judging Economies --
Participatory Economic Vision --
Ownership --
Councils --
Job Complexes --
Remuneration --
Allocation --
Summary and Defense --
Evaluating Parecon --
Daily Life in a Participatory Economy --
Working --
Consuming --
Allocating --
Criticisms Addressed --
Efficiency --
Productivity --
Creativity / Quality --
Meritocracy / Innovation --
Privacy / Frenzy --
Individuals / Society --
Participatory? --
Flexibility --
Elevating Need? --
Compatibility --
Human Nature --
Asset or Debit? --
Excitement / Attainability.
Other Titles: Participatory economics
Life after capitalism
Responsibility: Michael Albert.

Abstract:

"What do you want? is a constant query put to economic and globalization activitists decrying current poverty, alienation, and degradation. In this highly praised new work, destined to atract worldwide attention and support, Michael Albert provides an answer : participatory economics, "parecon" for short - a new economy, an alternative to capitalism, built on familiar values including solidarity, equity, diversity, and people democratically controlling their own lives, but utilizing original institutions fully described and defended in this book." --From publisher description.

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