Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9780745331096 Published May 2011 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
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Decent Capitalism: A Blueprint for Reforming our Economies

Sebastian Dullien, Hansjorg Herr, and Christian Kellermann

Decent Capitalism: A Blueprint for Reforming our Economies

Sebastian Dullien, Hansjorg Herr, and Christian Kellermann

Distributed for Pluto Press

240 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457 | © 2011
Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9780745331096 Published May 2011 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9780745331102 Published May 2011 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

The recent crisis, created by finance capitalism, has brought us to the economic abyss. The excessive freedom of international markets has rapidly transformed into international panic, with states struggling to rescue and bail out a globalised financial sector. Reform is promised by our leaders, but in governments dominated by financial interests there is little hope of meaningful change.

Decent Capitalism argues for a response that addresses capitalism’s systemic tendency towards crisis, a tendency which is completely absent from the mainstream debate. The authors develop a concept of a moderated capitalism that keeps its core strengths intact while reducing its inherent destructive political force in our societies. This book argues that reforming the capitalist system will have to be far more radical than the current political discourse suggests.

Decent Capitalism is a concept and a slogan that will inspire political activists, trade unionists and policy makers to get behind a package of reforms that finally allows the majority to master capitalism.

Contents

Introduction
1 The Rise of Neoliberalism
2 Unleashing Financial Markets
3 Global Imbalances Fuel Global Instability
4 Labour in the Wake of Markets
5 The next stage of the crisis
6 Main Features of a New Economic Model
7 Strong Public Sector Balancing Markets
8 Revaluing Labour and Wages
9 Global Finances Need Global Management
10 A new growth paradigm
Conclusion: New Tale to Tell
Literature
Index

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