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The socialist alternative : real human development

Author: Michael A Lebowitz
Publisher: New York : Monthly Review Press, [2010] ©2010
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A good society," Michael Lebowitz tells us, "is one that permits the full development of human potential." In this slim, lucid, and insightful book, he argues persuasively that such a society is possible. That capitalism fails his definition of a good society is evident from even a cursory examination of its main features. What comes first in capitalism is not human development but privately accumulated profits by  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Lebowitz, Michael A.
Socialist alternative
(DLC) 2010019380
(OCoLC)491916080
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael A Lebowitz
ISBN: 9781583674956 1583674950
OCLC Number: 887803102
Description: 1 online resource (191 pages)
Contents: Introduction : Reinventing socialism --
pt. 1. The socialist triangle --
The wealth of people --
The production of people --
The solidarian society --
pt. 2. Building the socialist triangle --
The being and becoming of an organic system --
The concept of a socialist transition --
Making a path to socialism --
Developing a socialist mode of regulation.
Responsibility: by Michael A. Lebowitz.

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"A good society," Michael Lebowitz tells us, "is one that permits the full development of human potential." In this slim, lucid, and insightful book, he argues persuasively that such a society is possible. That capitalism fails his definition of a good society is evident from even a cursory examination of its main features. What comes first in capitalism is not human development but privately accumulated profits by a tiny minority of the population. When there is a conflict between profits and human development, profits take precedence. Just ask the unemployed, those toiling at dead-end jobs,

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