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Alternatives to Capitalism

Alternatives to Capitalism

Proposals for a Democratic Economy

Robin Hahnel (Author); Erik Olin Wright (Author)

  • Publisher: Verso
  • Format: Book
  • Binding: pb
  • Pages: 158
  • Released: May 24, 2016
  • ISBN-13: 9781784785048


What would a viable free and democratic society look like? Poverty, exploitation, instability, hierarchy, subordination, environmental exhaustion, radical inequalities of wealth and power—it is not difficult to list capitalism’s myriad injustices. But is there a preferable and workable alternative?

Alternatives to Capitalism: Proposals for a Democratic Economy presents a debate between two such possibilities: Robin Hahnel’s “participatory economics” and Erik Olin Wright’s “real utopian” socialism. It is a detailed and rewarding discussion that illuminates a range of issues and dilemmas of crucial importance to any serious effort to build a better world.

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