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Democracy at Work

A Cure for Capitalism
Narrated by: Shawn Compton
Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
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Capitalism as a system has spawned deepening economic crisis alongside its bought-and-paid-for political establishment. Neither serves the needs of our society. Whether it is secure, well-paid, and meaningful jobs or a sustainable relationship with the natural environment that we depend on, our society is not delivering the results people need and deserve.  

One key cause for this intolerable state of affairs is the lack of genuine democracy in our economy as well as in our politics. The solution requires the institution of genuine economic democracy, starting with workers managing their own workplaces, as the basis for a genuine political democracy.  

Here, Richard D. Wolff lays out a hopeful and concrete vision of how to make that possible, addressing the many people who have concluded economic inequality and politics as usual can no longer be tolerated and are looking for a concrete program of action.

©2012 Richard Wolff (P)2019 Tantor

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Finally! A viable alternative.

I’m glad someone finally put something together articulating ideas that go beyond the “market capitalism vs. state socialism” false dichotomy that we’re brought up to believe. There are other viable alternatives.

I like that Dr. Wolff does not claim this to be a perfect solution, or one that won’t require some struggle, sacrifice, and setbacks. He makes careful note of the kinds of obstacles his proposal (workers’ self-directed enterprises) would have to overcome, obstacles that I would expect a conventional capitalist would cite as well.

I think both capitalists and socialists of all stripes can find some good ideas in this book worth considering. Give it a listen. You might be surprised.

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Fantastic

This analysis should be a must read for every student. in a day and age when it has become taboo to speak of Capitalism as anything short of religion, it is paramount to step back and provide an objective analysis of a system that not only guarantees a crash but tells us that it's okay. WSDE's may just be the new system that resolves many of the issues provided by socialism and capitalism.