Score: 4.5
From 27 Ratings

The Common Good


  • Author: Robert B. Reich
  • Release Date : 2018-02-20
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • File Size: 2575873 Bytes


Robert B. Reich makes a powerful case for the expansion of America’s moral imagination. Rooting his argument in common sense and everyday reality, he demonstrates that a common good constitutes the very essence of any society or nation. Societies, he says, undergo virtuous cycles that reinforce the common good as well as vicious cycles that undermine it, one of which America has been experiencing for the past five decades. This process can and must be reversed. But first we need to weigh the moral obligations of citizenship and carefully consider how we relate to honor, shame, patriotism, truth, and the meaning of leadership. Powerful, urgent, and utterly vital, this is a heartfelt missive from one of our foremost political thinkers....

Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

The New Class War


  • Author: Michael Lind
  • Release Date : 2020-01-21
  • Genre: Political Science
  • File Size: 1108426 Bytes


In both Europe and North America, populist movements have shattered existing party systems and thrown governments into turmoil. The embattled establishment claims that these populist insurgencies seek to overthrow liberal democracy. The truth is no less alarming but is more complex: Western democracies are being torn apart by a new class war.   In this controversial and groundbreaking new analysis, Michael Lind, one of America’s leading thinkers, debunks the idea that the insurgencies are primarily the result of bigotry, traces how the breakdown of mid-century class compromises between business and labor led to the conflict, and reveals the real battle lines.   On one side is the managerial overclass—the university-credentialed elite th...

Saving Capitalism and Democracy

Saving Capitalism and Democracy


  • Author : Mohamed Rabie
  • Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2013-05-02
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1137330414


Saving Capitalism and Democracy Book Description :

Both Europe and America are in the middle of an economic and financial crisis that has given birth to a growing social crisis. Failure to deal with the crisis comprehensively threatens to cause state defaults and instigate a global economic recession. Prolonged economic crises cause social crises that, if left unresolved, instigate violence and revolutions. Rabie analyzes the causes of the crisis and articulates a strategy to deal with its many facets. Saving Capitalism and Democracy tries to answer the difficult questions posed by intellectuals, the media, politicians, students and ordinary people concerning the crisis and how to avert an impending catastrophe....

Saving Capitalism and Democracy

Saving Capitalism and Democracy


  • Author : M. Rabie
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2013-05-02
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137321312


Saving Capitalism and Democracy Book Description :

Saving Capitalism and Democracy tries to answer the difficult questions posed by intellectuals, the media, politicians, students and ordinary people concerning the crisis and how to avert an impending catastrophe....

Saving Capitalism
Score: 5
From 4 Ratings

Saving Capitalism


  • Author : Robert B. Reich
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2015-09-29
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385350587


Saving Capitalism Book Description :

From the author of Aftershock and The Work of Nations, his most important book to date—a myth-shattering breakdown of how the economic system that helped make America so strong is now failing us, and what it will take to fix it. Perhaps no one is better acquainted with the intersection of economics and politics than Robert B. Reich, and now he reveals how power and influence have created a new American oligarchy, a shrinking middle class, and the greatest income inequality and wealth disparity in eighty years. He makes clear how centrally problematic our veneration of the “free market” is, and how it has masked the power of moneyed interests to tilt the market to their benefit. Reich exposes the falsehoods that have been bolstered by the corrup...

The Crisis of Capitalist Democracy

The Crisis of Capitalist Democracy


  • Author : Richard A. Posner
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-03-31
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0674055748


The Crisis of Capitalist Democracy Book Description :

Judge Posner continues to react to the current economic crisis and reflect upon the impact on our views and reliance on capitalism. Posner helps non-technical readers understand business-cycle and financial economics, and financial and governmental institutions, practices, and transactions, while maintaining a neutrality impossible for persons professionally committed to one theory or another....

Supercapitalism
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

Supercapitalism


  • Author : Robert B. Reich
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2007-09-04
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0307267857


Supercapitalism Book Description :

From one of America's foremost economic and political thinkers comes a vital analysis of our new hypercompetitive and turbo-charged global economy and the effect it is having on American democracy. With his customary wit and insight, Reich shows how widening inequality of income and wealth, heightened job insecurity, and corporate corruption are merely the logical results of a system in which politicians are more beholden to the influence of business lobbyists than to the voters who elected them. Powerful and thought-provoking, Supercapitalism argues that a clear separation of politics and capitalism will foster an enviroment in which both business and government thrive, by putting capitalism in the service of democracy, and not the other way around....

Capitalism and Social Democracy

Capitalism and Social Democracy


  • Author : Adam Przeworski
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1985
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0521336562


Capitalism and Social Democracy Book Description :

This is a study of the choices faced by socialist movements as they developed within capitalist societies. Professor Przeworski examines the three principal choices confronted by socialism: whether to work through elections; whether to rely exclusively on the working class; and whether to try to reform or abolish capitalism. He brings to his analysis a number of abstract models of political and economic structure, and illustrates the issues in the context of historical events, tracing the development of socialist strategies since the mid-nineteenth century. Several of the conclusions are novel and provocative. Professor Przeworski argues that economic issues cannot justify a socialist programme, and that the workers had good reasons to struggle for t...

Capitalism and Democracy in the Twenty First Century
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Capitalism and Democracy in the Twenty First Century


  • Author : Gavin Kitching
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-11-18
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000681352


Capitalism and Democracy in the Twenty First Century Book Description :

This short book makes a connection between recent ‘tectonic shifts’ in the world economy and the political problems currently confronted by western democracies. The shift of manufacturing away from the West, allied to the pressure to keep costs down in an increasingly competitive global economy, has led to economic inequality, reliance on service industry employment and public sector austerity. All this has in turn produced large numbers of desperate citizens attracted to a populist economic nationalism accompanied by xenophobia. However, the originality of this text lies not in the above argument, but in the philosophical reflections which drive and derive from it. These include reflections on history as a supposed causal process; on the need to...

Democracy Against Capitalism

Democracy Against Capitalism


  • Author : Ellen Meiksins Wood
  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Release Date : 2016-03-01
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786630179


Democracy Against Capitalism Book Description :

Historian and political thinker Ellen Meiksins Wood argues that theories of “postmodern” fragmentation, “difference,” and con-tingency can barely accommodate the idea of capitalism, let alone subject it to critique. In this book she sets out to renew the critical program of historical materialism by redefining its basic concepts and its theory of history in original and imaginative ways, using them to identify the specificity of capitalism as a system of social relations and political power. She goes on to explore the concept of democracy in both the ancient and modern world, examining its relation to capitalism, and raising questions about how democracy might go beyond the limits imposed on it....

Democracy and Prosperity

Democracy and Prosperity


  • Author : Torben Iversen
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-02-05
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780691188874


Democracy and Prosperity Book Description :

A groundbreaking new historical analysis of how global capitalism and advanced democracies mutually support each other It is a widespread view that democracy and the advanced nation-state are in crisis, weakened by globalization and undermined by global capitalism, in turn explaining rising inequality and mounting populism. This book, written by two of the world’s leading political economists, argues this view is wrong: advanced democracies are resilient, and their enduring historical relationship with capitalism has been mutually beneficial. For all the chaos and upheaval over the past century—major wars, economic crises, massive social change, and technological revolutions—Torben Iversen and David Soskice show how democratic states continuous...

Saving Capitalism from the Capitalists

Saving Capitalism from the Capitalists


  • Author : Hartmut Elsenhans
  • Publisher : Sage Publications Pvt. Limited
  • Release Date : 2014-12-01
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 935150056X


Saving Capitalism from the Capitalists Book Description :

Style="text-align: justify;">Capitalism is often recognised as a realisation of the bourgeois revolution—war to the castles and peace to the huts. This book argues that a lack in perception of its progressive aspects has frequently resulted in strategies of the poor, which ultimately led to their defeat. It brings out the importance of capitalism as the promise of being able to attain socialism. Based on modern economics of a post-Keynesian nature, it rejects mechanistic Marxism and the civilisational process of cultural turn......