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Alternatives to Capitalism

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ISBN-10: 052137815X

ISBN-13: 9780521378154

Edition: N/A

Authors: Jon Elster, Karl O. Moene, John Roemer, G. A. Cohen, G. A. Cohen

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The essays in this provocative collection survey and assess institutional arrangements that could be alternatives to capitalism as it exists today. The agreed point of departure among the contributors is that on the one hand, capitalism leads to unemployment, a lack of autonomy in the workplace, and massive income inequalities; while on the other hand, central socialist planning is characterized by underemployment, inefficiency, and bureaucracy. In Part I, various alternatives are proposed: profit-sharing systems, capitalism combined with some central planning, worker-owned firms in a market economy, or the introduction of the elements of market economy into a centrally planned economy as…    
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Book details

List price: $36.99
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/26/1989
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 188
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Jon Elster is Professor of Rationalit� et sciences sociales at College de France, and Robert K. Merton Professor of Social Sciences at Columbia University. He is author of Closing the Books: Transitional Justice in Historical Perspective .

Notes on the contributors
Introduction
Alternatives
Internal subcontracting in Hungarian enterprises
Profit-sharing capitalism
The unclearing market
Strong unions or worker control?
The role of central planning under capitalism and market socialism
Criteria
Are freedom and equality compatible?
Self-realisation in work and politics: the Marxist conception of the good life
Pubic ownership and private property externalities