After Capitalism. A presentation of the main points of the book by David Schweickart Schweickart’s ‘Successor System Theory’. □ It should be concrete . In After Capitalism, David Schweickart moves beyond the familiar arguments against globalizing capitalism to contribute something absolutely necessary and . After Capitalism by David Schweickart Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham, MD, , pages, $70 hardcover, $ paperback. ARE TODAY’S MOVEMENTS.

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The material is appropriate for readers of all levels of sophistication, from those simply curious about contemporary political economy to those with a firm grounding in Marx. Jan 24, Solidarity rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: The most successful were the Bolsheviks with their totalitarian brand of socialism, but their success came at the price of human suffering. Scott Arnold – – Economics and Philosophy 3 2: If it cannot offer a plausible projection as caapitalism how we might get from here to there, successor-system theory remains an intellectual exercise in model building-interesting in its own right, perhaps, and capable of providing a rejoinder to the smug apologists for capital, but useless to people trying to change the world.

Staying balanced with studies done by pro-coop Princeton economist and a critic of the Mondragon coop in Spain, he offers more than enough empirical evidence to come to a clear conclusion: David Schweickart – unknown. Amazon Capitaoism Refurbished products with a warranty.

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Which is to say, it requires a left-wing political party to win sufficient control as to be able to legislate such a system from the top of the national political apex, while glossing over the inevitable resistance parties with a vested interest in the maintenance of the present system would put up.

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He is an editor and contributing writer to SolidarityEconomy. This is not the place for a capjtalism critique of market socialism. Surely a post-Marxist theorist of economic systems ought to address whether this feature of market production can ever be consistent with democratic forms of economic development, or point out to readers why it can now be transcended.


At present, however, this movement lacks a coherent vision of a viable, desirable alternative. The nuts and bolts of economics are addressed in the opening chapters, while evidence-based arguments discrediting neoliberal capitlism appear in the second half.

But Marx worked out his concepts to arrive at conclusions about how we can expect the system to develop. The others cshweickart written more with the classroom in schwecikart.

Schweickart’s presentation of likely scenarios all suffer from the fatal flaw of being top-down solutions originating from within the political system. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Marginal Product as Contribution 2. The book is an entertaining and informative tour de force, with a lot of careful thought behind it. Although Marx’s critique of capitalism was, for the most part, powerful, he famously failed to pro We humans are pragmatic beings and when life throws a problem at us we don’t submit to it easily but try to solve it, and often, after many failures, we find a solution, though, usually, one that brings with it new problems, which we then schweickarg turn try to solve, and so on it goes, an endless, dialectical existence that moves us from one problem to another, the schweickrt of which happens to be capitalism.

He was a visiting professor of mathematics at the University of Kentucky from toand a visiting professor of philosophy at the University of New Hampshire from to The state asset owership and investment system sounds like state control for its own sake.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. He has already told us, however, that successor-system theory does not address, except indirectly, such Marxian concepts as alienated labor, fetishism of commodities, the labor theory of value, or the falling rate of profit.

After Capitalism

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. All workers coop’s are charged a flat tax that is diverted into a national investment fund. Customers caitalism viewed this item also viewed. A good text concerning the possibilities for overcoming capitalist economics and replacing it with a more vibrant socialist economic model based on workplace democracy. A new, humane direction for socioeconomic dynamics is then determined by deriving it from this structure.


Ironically, Schweickart declares himself early in the book to be a historical materialist. Dec 25, Abraham Arslan rated it it was ok. Jan 24, Capitapism rated it it was amazing Shelves: Schweickart presents a reform program, consisting mostly of government regulations, which can be fought for before a final end to capitalism. Owing to David’s doctoral training in both mathematics and philosophy as well as his extensive teaching experience, he was particularly authoritative about and good at the demystification David Schweickart was my favorite professor in the philosophy program at Loyola University Chicago.

David Schweickart is a professor of philosophy at Loyola University Chicago. The last major tenet of E. He suggests that small-scale capitalism may even be allowed in his system. The rest of this review is an attempt to summarize this theory and then critique it.

We are vastly better situated than was Marx or even Lenin in this respect, for we have accessible to us not only a century of unprecedented socioeconomic experimentation but also data and conceptual tools that were unavailable to the founding theoreticians of socialism.

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Schweickart’s book is the best and clearest vision of post-capitalist economics that I’ve come across. Of all my teachers at Loyola, David dxvid the only one I’ve remained actively friendly with.