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Remaking scarcity : from capitalist inefficiency to economic democracy

Remaking scarcity : from capitalist inefficiency to economic democracy

Author: Costas Panayotakis; Joel Kovel
Publisher: London : Pluto Press, 2011.
Series: Future of world capitalism.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
The 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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Costas Panayotakis; Joel Kovel
ISBN: 1783714972 9781783714971 1849646163 9781849646161
OCLC Number: 1303399278
Description: 1 online resource (224 p.).
Contents: Foreword by Joel KovelPreface1. Capitalism, Scarcity and Economic Democracy2. The Neoclassical Approach to Scarcity3. Scarcity and Capital Accumulation4. Scarcity, Capitalist Exploitation, and Consumption5. Economic Democracy and the Multiplicity of Social Inequalities and Struggles6. Capitalism, Scarcity and Global Inequalities7. Scarcity and the Deepening Ecological Crisis8. Imagining Economic Democracy: Two Models9. The Way Forward: Economic Democratization as a Strategy of Reforms and Fundamental Social ChangeConclusionHumorous Appendix: Austerity Nut and His MessageNotesBibliographyIndex
Series Title: Future of world capitalism.
Responsibility: Costas Panayotakis ; foreword by Joel Kovel.


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