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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Profits remain a potential weapon in an economic war. Cooperatives and mutual organizations. One person found this helpful.

Learn davld about Amazon Prime. Trivia About After Capitalism. Getting from Here to There. He has a gift for presenting abstract and complex material in a way that nonspecialist readers can understand.

His main concern is adter convince people of the possibility of socialism, arguing, so to davix, to his right, and he presents no case against the anti-market left. Assets will be owned by the state at large and enterprises will pay a ten percent tax. But there is risk involved, and there are plenty of capitalists who fail, and if they fail and lose money, they don’t go back and extract the losses from the workers they used.

Efficiency is only one plus of the coop though.


After Capitalism by David Schweickart

Schweickart presents a compelling case for such a system, and if we were to create such a system de novo, I have every confidence that capltalism would work admirably. The Model Nevertheless, Schweickart does attempt to describe for us a social system whose features and consequences he discusses in thorough detail. How does it happen in a non-capitalist system? My professor wrote this book and we are going to read it for his social and political philosophy class. Sign up for our Solidarity Newsletter.

Nov 30, Aaron Dellutri rated it really liked it. Chris Jacobson rated it liked it Jan 26, The only system in history in which economic behavior is primarily conditioned by a market has been capitalism. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

Afher he does not examine the social forces that might maintain, or erode, the rules themselves. Cooperative federation list Cooperative wholesale society. The firms and factories are owned by society and managed by the workers.

After Capitalism, 2nd Edition

This was the most enjoyable socialist book I have read in years. Marginal Product as Contribution 2. Schweickart proposes to do so, by grafting onto the capitalksm a new set of structural features workplace democracy and socialized investment and imposing them by means of a set of legal rules.

Ironically, Schweickart declares himself early in the book to be a historical materialist.

This book provides a clear capjtalism persuasive argument for why practically no one should resign themselves to the evils of capitalism.


In short, Schweickart’s proposal suffers from the flaws every Marxist oriented system in requiring the seizure of political power before the revolution can be implemented, universally, upon everybody.

They make their money the old-fashioned way: Get to Know Us. David Schweickart – – Philosophic Exchange 43 1.

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Extreme inequalities but not all inequality will be eliminated. Schweickart’s masterpiece I left with a true sense of empowerment and optimism.

David Schweickart

Their goal was to build worker-owned communities within the existing social order. Firms will therefore tend to be smaller, and competition will only be over incremental market share, without an incentive to drive competitors out of business.

In After Capitalism and other works, Schweickart has developed the model of market socialism he refers to as ” economic democracy “. The book is an entertaining and informative tour de force, with a lot of careful thought behind it.