Category: In Depth Parecon

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Michael Albert: Thoughts and Deeds 3: Participatory Economics

This is part three of a five part interview. It deals mainly with participatory economics, what it is, and its merits or debits

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Michael Albert: Alperovitz and Albert on Economic Visions

An extensive exchange between Michael Albert and Gar Alperovitz on Parecon and Pluralist Commenwealth…

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Michael Albert: Introduction to Occupy Vision

This is the introduction to Occupy Vision, the second volume of the three volume set titled Fanfare for the Future. In coming days we will post the book's eight chapters, as well. You can find out more about Occupy Theory, Occupy Vision, and Occupy Strategy, as well as how to purchase them in print or for ebook reading, Read more…

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Michael Albert: Peercommony Doubts Parecon?

The following piece titled, Peercommony Doubts Parecon?, responds to Christian Siefkes' My Doubts About Parecon, which was reacting to an Albert summary of Parecon. Christian will comment in a followup article on the piece immediately below, and Michael on Christian's. All the content, as it becomes available, will display at Albert/Siefkes Discussion which also includes a set of pieces beginning with Read more…

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Brian Dominick: Small is Beautiful… Can Big Be, Too?

[Cross-posted from Future Economy Blog.] Recently I’ve noticed economic observers engaging in something of a backlash against the idea that small businesses are the key to economic prosperity. And as much as I hate nearly every feature of large corporations, I have to agree that the fetishization of small business is blind to the very Read more…

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Brian Dominick: Awesomism

A realistic economics professor schools her naive, idealistic pupil on how awesome capitalism is compared to participatory socialism. A better quality version is on YouTube.

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Michael Albert: Intellectual, Structural, and Strategic Flaws?

Addressing previously assembled anarchist concerns about participatory economics turned out to require too much space for one essay so I broke it into four parts. This is part 4. Please skip around however you like.    Vision Per Se? - addresses concerns about having any institutional vision at all Origin and Style? - addresses doubts about the source and Read more…

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Michael Albert: Origin and Style? Answering Anarchist Critics: Part 2

Addressing previously assembled anarchist concerns about participatory economics turned out to require too much space for one essay so I broke it into five parts. This is part 2. Please skip around however you like. Vision Per Se? - addresses concerns about having any institutional vision at all Origin and Style? - addresses doubts about the source Read more…

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Peter Bohmer: Participatory Socialism: There is an Alternative

Peter Bohmer,   Faculty in Economics and Political Economy The Evergreen State College Olympia, Washington, United States Delivered in Thessaloniki, Greece, September 9, 2010 at the A-Fest, Festival of the Anti-Authoritarians   Thank you for inviting me. I am honored to be with you in Greece at the festival in Thessaloniki put on by the Read more…

: Critique of Albert’s Parecon: Life After Capitalism

  A Critique of Michael Albert’s Parecon: Life After Capitalism   My response to Michael Albert’s Parecon: Life After Capitalism (2004), will, I hope, come as a constructive contribution to the debate pertaining to visions for a more virtuous form of economic integration and sustainment. Historically and contemporarily implemented economic systems are clearly deficient and the Read more…

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