In this speech, given at Georgetown University on November 19,2015, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders explains his vision of Democratic Socialism. Although most “true” socialists reject Democratic Socialism as too much of a compromise since, among other things, it retains capitalist markets, it is arguably the most viable approach for these last days of capitalist development.
Gøsta Esping-Anderson’s book, Social Foundations of Post-Industrial Economies provides an excellent introduction to the way we should be thinking about what a successful society looks like and how we should go about achieving it. Published in 1999 some of the detailed statistical evidence may be outdated but his general observations and conclusions remain vital. His book […]
The Institute describes its mission as providing “innovative strategies, working models and timely information to support environmentally sound and equitable community development“. This group is another excellent example of some of the concrete work being done to forge new economic realities. Please visit their website to learn more: ISLR.org
If we can successfully navigate our way to a society of universal ownership and subsidiary control, a society where individuals are no longer compelled by financial necessity to sell time from their all-too-brief lives in order to survive, what will we do with ourselves? How will we find a sense of collective or individual purpose? […]
The work of Gar Alperovitz. For now please visit their website: The Pluralist Commonwealth And check out this December 2011 Democracy Now! interview with Alperovitz in which he discusses the evidence of an increasing democratization of local economies: http://www.democracynow.org/2011/12/15/worker_owners_of_america_unite_will
I just discovered this excellent website. It is encouraging to see so many working hard for a better future. Well-worth a visit: The Post-Capitalist Project
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Content Coming Soon! This is another project of the Democracy Collaborative in Cleveland, Ohio called the Evergreen Cooperatives.
The materialist conception of history starts from the proposition that the production of the means to support human life and, next to production, the exchange of things produced, is the basis of all social structure; that in every society that has appeared in history, the manner in which wealth is distributed and society divided into […]