James K. Boyce of the Political Economy Research Institute says we must develop new economics to serves human and environmental needs, we need to think deeply about these ethical foundations. He discusses his latest book, Economics for People and the Planet: Inequality in the Era of Climate Change
If the left could extricate itself from marxism, without betraying its broader impulse to challenge capitalism (by evolution or revolution), and produce a reasoned and functional plan for social transformation that was halfway decently thought out, had a plan for a new kind of ecological postcapitalist economy, and somehow safeguarded against stalinism/leninism, they would find a huge audience, even one that is revolutionary. Continue reading A reasoned idea of social transformation and its audience in waiting…
Marx’s classic analysis of capitalism is marred by its unnecessary theoretical framework of historical periodization, e.g. …feudalism, capitalism, communism…The result is a misperception of the complexity of world history which doesn’t follow the marxist analysis as historical materialism.
Capitalism cannot generate the future of civilization
July 14th, 2018 •
Expecting the dynamic of capitalism to generate the future of civilization is unrealistic: the legacy of past civilizations shows something different…
R48G: climbing Mt. Improbable…Fukuyama’s false historical driver is no better than that of ‘historical materialism’
May 9th, 2017 • Continue reading Capitalism cannot generate the future of civilization