The Accumulation Of Freedom

Author: Anthony J. Nocella II
Publisher: AK Press
ISBN: 1849350957
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The only crisis of capitalism is capitalism itself. Let's toss credit default swaps, bailouts, environmental externalities and, while we're at it, private ownership of production in the dustbin of history. The Accumulation of Freedom brings together economists, historians, theorists, and activists for a first-of-its-kind study of anarchist economics. The editors aren't trying to subvert the notion of economics—they accept the standard definition, but reject the notion that capitalism or central planning are acceptable ways to organize economic life. Contributors include Robin Hahnel, Iain McKay, Marie Trigona, Chris Spannos, Ernesto Aguilar, Uri Gordon, and more.

The Accumulation Of Freedom

Author: Deric Shannon
Publisher: AK Press
ISBN: 1849350949
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Who says economic science is dismal? Anarchists investigate an economics beyond capitalism.

Queering Anarchism

Author: C. B. Daring
Publisher: AK Press
ISBN: 184935121X
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A wrench in the gears of sexual politics--twenty authors challenege the social constructs of identity, ideology, and beyond.

Global Slump

Author: David McNally
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 1604860650
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Investigating the global financial meltdown as the first systemic crisis of the neoliberal stage of capitalism, this analysis argues that—far from having ended—the crisis has ushered in a period of worldwide economic and political turbulence. In developing an account of the crisis as rooted in fundamental features of capitalism, this study challenges the view that capitalism's source lies in financial deregulation, and highlights the emergence of new patterns of world inequality and new centers of accumulation, particularly in East Asia, and the profound economic instabilities these have produced. This original account of the “financialization” of the world economy during this period explores the intricate connections between international financial markets and new forms of debt and dispossession. Analyzing the massive intervention of the world’s central banks to stave off another Great Depression, this study shows that while averting a complete meltdown, this intervention also laid the basis for recurring crises for poor and working class people: job loss, increased poverty and inequality, and cuts in social programs. Taking a global view of these processes, exposing the damage inflicted on countries in the Global South, as well as the intensification of racism and attacks on migrant workers, this book also traces new patterns of social and political resistance—from housing activism and education struggles, to mass strikes and protests in Martinique, Guadeloupe, France, and Puerto Rico—as indicators of the potential for building anticapitalist opposition to the damage that neoliberal capitalism is inflicting on the lives of millions.

Against Capital In The Twenty First Century

Author: John Asimakopoulos
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ISBN: 9781439913574
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The problems of capitalism have been studied from Karl Marx to Thomas Piketty. The latter has recently confirmed that the system of capital is deeply bound up in ever-growing inequality without challenging the continuance of that system. Against Capital in the Twenty-First Century presents a diversity of analyses and visions opposed to the idea that capital should have yet another century to govern human and non-human resources in the interest of profit and accumulation. The editors and contributors to this timely volume present alternatives to the whole liberal litany of administered economies, tax policy recommendations, and half-measures. They undermine and reject the logic of capital, and the foregone conclusion that the twenty-first century should be given over to capital just as the previous two centuries were. Providing a deep critique of capitalism, based on assessment from a wide range of cultural, social, political, and ecological thinking, Against Capital in the Twenty-First Century insists that transformative, revolutionary, and abolitionist responses to capital are even more necessary in the twenty-first century than they ever were.

Liberating Society From The State And Other Writings

Author: Erich Mühsam
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 1604860553
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Featuring a riveting collection of anarcho-communist poetry, essays, articles, and diary entries, this translation of Erich Mühsam’s legendary writings introduces the German revolutionary’s ideas to English speakers for the first time. Uniting a burning desire for individual liberation with radical, left-wing convictions and bohemian strains with syndicalist tendencies, this diverse body of work not only includes his main political pamphlet and one of the key texts in the history of German anarchism but also some of his best-known poems, unbending defenses of political prisoners, passionate calls for solidarity among the proletariat, recollections of the utopian community of Monte Verità, debates on the rights of homosexuals and women, and the role of intellectuals in the class struggle. Perfect for anarchists, activists, or those interested in German history, this expansive and enlightening compilation provides a deep understanding of this important historical figure.

Capitalism And Freedom

Author: Milton Friedman
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226264189
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Selected by the Times Literary Supplement as one of the "hundred most influential books since the war" How can we benefit from the promise of government while avoiding the threat it poses to individual freedom? In this classic book, Milton Friedman provides the definitive statement of his immensely influential economic philosophy—one in which competitive capitalism serves as both a device for achieving economic freedom and a necessary condition for political freedom. The result is an accessible text that has sold well over half a million copies in English, has been translated into eighteen languages, and shows every sign of becoming more and more influential as time goes on.

Contemporary Anarchist Studies

Author: Randall Amster
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134026439
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This volume of collected essays by some of the most prominent academics studying anarchism bridges the gap between anarchist activism on the streets and anarchist theory in the academy. Focusing on anarchist theory, pedagogy, methodologies, praxis, and the future, this edition will strike a chord for anyone interested in radical social change. This interdisciplinary work highlights connections between anarchism and other perspectives such as feminism, queer theory, critical race theory, disability studies, post-modernism and post-structuralism, animal liberation, and environmental justice. Featuring original articles, this volume brings together a wide variety of anarchist voices whilst stressing anarchism's tradition of dissent. This book is a must buy for the critical teacher, student, and activist interested in the state of the art of anarchism studies.

Anarchism And Workers Self Management In Revolutionary Spain

Author: Frank Mintz
Publisher: A K PressDistribution
ISBN: 9781849350785
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"Frank Mintz's classic study of collectivisation and economic experimentation during the Spanish revolution is available here for the first time in English. This is the chronicle of the anarcho-syndicalists of Spain, who--with and without the help of their own organizations--fought and built a new world alongside everyday labourers in the chaos of revolution and Franco's fascist coup. Participants in rural and industrial collectives totaled over 1,800,000--within an overall population of 6,000,000 in Republican Spain. Their experience as the backbone of revolution resonates still in today's global anticapitalist movements. Sixteen appendices reinforce Mintz's analysis and insight, offering case studies of collectivization in particular regions and towns,economic experiments, and the role Marxist totalitarianism and Francoist fascism played leading up to and after the revolution. Frank Mintz's book was originally published in 1970 in France and, along with titles like Noam Chomsky's Objectivity and Liberal Scholarship, began to chip away at what Chris Ealham describes as the "conspiracy of silence" built up around the anarchists' achievements during the revolution. Historical narratives of the twentieth century--whether fascist, communist, or liberal--systematically excluded the Spanish anarchists. Today we can add Anarchism and Workers' Self-Management in Revolutionary Spain to the English-language canon--that includes works by Abel Paz, Stuart Christie, Agustâin Guillamâon, Martha Ackelsberg, Chris Ealham, and Josâe Peirats--that break the silence forever."--Publisher's website.

Social Structures Of Direct Democracy

Author: John Asimakopoulos
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 900426275X
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In Social Structures of Direct Democracy John Asimakopoulos develops a political economy of structural equality making strong empirical arguments for radical transformation toward direct democracy by filling positions of political and economic authority with randomly selected citizens.