Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Andrew Jackson — Is “Postcapitalism” On the Horizon?

Review of Paul Mason's Post Capitalism.
Paul Mason is a leading British economic journalist, currently a columnist for The Guardian. He is also a long time left political activist. His new book, Postcapitalism: A Guide to Our Future (Farrar, Strauss and Giroux. New York, 2015) is a challenging, sometimes obscure, sometimes brilliant, eminently worthwhile read, and an optimistic take that the left might, once again, be marching in tune with the forces of history.…
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Is “Postcapitalism” On the Horizon?
Andrew Jackson


Ignacio said...

"Postcapitalism" whatever it is, is not going to come by itself...

The problem I have with a lot of this sort of pieces is that they imply that if we just hold up a little longer, 'salvation' is along the corner.

Not gonna happen, historically every meaningful change of a previous status quo requires large amounts of effort, and sometimes (more often than not) blood.

Andrew Anderson said...

The key institutions of a socialist economy will be a socialized financial system

One might hope we'd try ethical finance for once.