Parecomic: Michael Albert and the Story of Participatory Economics

By Sean Michael Wilson

Parecomic is a photograph novel in regards to the approach we are living in—what’s flawed with it, and the way we would have the option switch it for the higher. the hot upsurge in renowned protest around the globe indicates that folks will not be proud of the country of capitalism and wish another that may paintings for the 99%, not only the 1%. Parecon is one such replacement, and Parecomic brings this to existence in illustrated shape.

is set Michael Albert—the visionary at the back of “participatory economics”—and his life’s fight as a left-wing activist within the US, starting with the heady days of Sixties pupil demos and way of life rebellions; following the advancements of the antiwar, civil rights, woman’s, and Black Panthers activities; to the institution of other media like South finish Press and ZNet; and the improvement of the participatory economics model.

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Capitalism and Freedom

By Milton Friedman

[Read by means of Michael Edwards]

***#10 on nationwide Review's record of the a hundred most sensible Nonfiction Books of the Century***

Milton Friedman argues that the right position of aggressive capitalism happens whilst the vast majority of our monetary job flows via deepest firm inside a loose industry surroundings. this can be unequivocally the simplest machine for attaining monetary freedom, in addition to the mandatory within which political freedom will be attained. Friedman's arguments are absolutely daring, enlightening, and impacting. one of the particular issues he addresses are ''The regulate of Money,'' ''Fiscal Policy,'' ''Capitalism and Discrimination,'' and ''Social Welfare Measures.''

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The Sources of Social Power: Volume 2, The Rise of Classes and Nation-States, 1760-1914

Distinguishing 4 resources of strength in human societies - ideological, monetary, army, and political - The assets of Social strength lines their interrelations all through human historical past. This moment quantity of Michael Mann's analytical historical past of social energy offers with strength relatives among the commercial Revolution and the 1st international battle, concentrating on France, nice Britain, Hapsburg Austria, Prussia/Germany and the U.S.. in response to enormous empirical examine, it presents unique theories of the increase of countries and nationalism, of sophistication clash, of the fashionable kingdom and of recent militarism. whereas now not afraid to generalize, it additionally stresses social and old complexity. Michael Mann sees human society as "a patterned mess" and makes an attempt to supply a sociological thought acceptable to this. This thought culminates within the ultimate bankruptcy, an unique clarification of the factors of the 1st international struggle. First released in 1993, this new version of quantity 2 encompasses a new preface by means of the writer reading the influence and legacy of the paintings.

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Zombie Politics and Culture in the Age of Casino Capitalism (Popular Culture and Everyday Life)

By Henry A. Giroux

Zombie Politics and tradition within the Age of on line casino Capitalism capitalizes upon the recognition of zombies, exploring the relevance of the metaphor they supply for interpreting the political and pedagogical stipulations that experience produced a growing to be tradition of sadism, cruelty, disposability, and loss of life in the United States. The zombie metaphor could seem severe, however it is especially apt for drawing awareness to the ways that political tradition and tool in American society now function on a degree of mere survival. This booklet makes use of the metaphor not just to signify the symbolic face of energy: starting and finishing with an research of authoritarianism, it makes an attempt to mark and chart the noticeable registers of a type of zombie politics, together with the emergence of right-wing educating machines, a starting to be politics of disposability, the emergence of a tradition of cruelty, and the continuing battle being waged on children, particularly on early life of colour. by means of drawing realization to zombie politics and authoritarianism, this publication goals to damage in the course of the toxic logic that frequently mask zombie politicians, anti-public intellectuals, politics, associations, and social kinfolk, and produce into concentration a brand new language, pedagogy, and politics during which the residing useless should be moved decisively to the margins instead of occupying the very heart of politics and daily life.

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The Sources of Social Power: Volume 1, A History of Power from the Beginning to AD 1760

Distinguishing 4 resources of strength in human societies - ideological, monetary, army, and political - The assets of Social strength lines their interrelations all through human heritage. during this first quantity, Michael Mann examines inter-relations among those components from neolithic occasions, via old close to japanese civilizations, the classical Mediterranean age, and medieval Europe, as much as previous to the economic Revolution in England. It deals causes of the emergence of the country and social stratification; of city-states, militaristic empires, and the power interplay among them; of the realm salvation religions; and of the actual dynamism of medieval and early sleek Europe. It ends by way of generalizing in regards to the nature of total social improvement, the various types of social solidarity, and the position of periods and sophistication fight in heritage. First released in 1986, this new version of quantity 1 encompasses a new preface through the writer analyzing the influence and legacy of the paintings.

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The Sources of Social Power: Volume 4, Globalizations, 1945-2011

Distinguishing 4 assets of energy - ideological, monetary, army, and political - this sequence strains their interrelations all through human historical past. This fourth quantity of Michael Mann's analytical heritage of social strength covers the interval from 1945 to the current, concentrating on the 3 significant pillars of postwar worldwide order: capitalism, the countryside approach, and the only real closing empire of the area, the us. during this era, capitalism, realms, and empires interacted with each other and have been remodeled. Mann's key argument is that globalization is not only a unmarried procedure, simply because there are globalizations of all 4 assets of social energy, every one of which has a distinct rhythm of improvement. subject matters contain the increase and beginnings of decline of the yank Empire, the autumn or transformation of communism (respectively, the Soviet Union and China), the shift from neo-Keynesianism to neoliberalism, and the 3 nice crises rising during this interval - nuclear guns, the good recession, and weather swap.

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The Global Industrial Complex: Systems of Domination

By Richard Kahn, Anthony J. Nocella II

The worldwide commercial complicated: platforms of Domination, is a groundbreaking number of essays by means of major students from vast scholarly and activist backgrounds who research the entangled array of latest business complexes-what the editors seek advice from as "the energy complex"-that used to be first analyzed by way of C. Wright turbines in his 1956 vintage paintings, the facility Elite.

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L'origine du capitalisme: Une étude approfondie

By Ellen Meiksins Wood, François Tétreau

Qu’est-ce que le capitalisme ? Cette query, l’histoire los angeles pose chaque fois que ce système entre en crise, étalant au grand jour ses absurdités. Pour y répondre, il faut en comprendre les origines. Voilà ce que suggest Ellen Meiksins wooden dans cet ouvrage d’une actualité brûlante.

Ellen Meiksins wooden a enseigné l. a. technological know-how politique à l’Université York à Toronto. Elle est reconnue pour sa contribution aux études sur les origines agraires du capitalisme. Elle est l’auteur de nombreux ouvrages, dont The Retreat from type, qui a reçu le Deutscher Prize.

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Centrist Liberalism Triumphant, 1789-1914 (The Modern World-System, Volume 4)

By Immanuel Wallerstein

Immanuel Wallerstein's hugely influential, multi-volume opus, The sleek World-System, is one in every of this century's maximum works of social technological know-how. An cutting edge, panoramic reinterpretation of world historical past, it lines the emergence and improvement of the trendy international from the 16th to the 20 th century. This new quantity encompasses the 19th century from the innovative period of 1789 to the 1st global struggle. during this an important interval, 3 nice ideologies--conservatism, liberalism, and radicalism--emerged according to the global cultural transformation that took place whilst the French Revolution legitimized the sovereignty of the folks. Wallerstein tells how capitalists, and nice Britain, introduced relative order to the area and the way liberalism triumphed because the dominant ideology.

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A Diet of Austerity: Class, Food and Climate Change

By Elaine Graham-Leigh

Received knowledge is more and more that all of us need to consume much less to save lots of the planet, yet bought knowledge is inaccurate. A nutrition of Austerity argues that, simply because the terrible are blamed for the commercial hindrance, Malthusian conceptions approximately foodstuff and ecology are getting used to carry the operating category answerable for weather swap and worldwide starvation. demanding present dogmas approximately overconsumption and private accountability, it exhibits that what we have to cease weather switch is procedure change.

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