Parecon

The Participatory Economics Project

Participatory Economics (parecon for short) is a type of economy proposed as an alternative to contemporary capitalism. The underlying values parecon seeks to implement are equity, solidarity, diversity, and participatory self management. The main institutions are workers and consumers councils utilizing self managed decision making, balanced job complexes, remuneration according to duration, intensity, and onerousness of socially valued labor, and participatory planning. The parecon vision is spelled out in numerous books such as Michael Albert’s ParEcon: Life After Capitalism. To explore the site, click on any of the menu links to the left. There you will also find material in diverse languages. If this is your first time visiting, be sure to check out our Introductory Materials.

Some General Links…
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for even more, use the ZCom search system…

Parecon / Realizing
Hope – the two recent books

Albert:
Finland Speech

Albert:
Rimini Speech

Chicago Parecon Organizers
Vancouver Parecon Collective
Myspace Parecon Page

Koumbit Open Source
ParIT
Albert:
Building A Pareconish Movement

Albert: Solidarity Econ or Parecon
Raptis: Parecon
Albert: Why Parecon?
Spannos: Parecon Organizing
Podur Interviews Albert
Ehrenreich
Interviews Albert

Albert: Parecon and France

Albert: Parecon Today
Intro to Realizing Hope

“A great many activists and concerned people ask, quite rightly, what alternative form of social organization can be imagined that might overcome the grave flaws — often real crimes — of contemporary society in more far-reaching ways than short-term reform. Parecon is the most serious effort I know to provide a very detailed possible answer to some of these questions, crucial ones, based on serious thought and careful analysis.”

– Noam Chomsky

Some related Interviews
for much more, please see our interviews subsite using
the left menu to see all interviews on the topic Parecon…

Spannos:
Parecon Organizing

Julio Chavez: Politics in Venezuela
Carlos Lanz: Venezuelan Economy
Albert:
Parecon and France

Albert Interviewed
by Spannos: Parecon Today

German
Attac/Albert: Parecon

Albert:
Hannover Parecon

Albert:
Exploring Parecon

Podur
Interviews Albert

Shah
Interviews Albert

Grubacic
Interviews Albert

Albert
Interviews Grubacic: Balkans

Albert
Interviews Adamovsky: Argentina

Redmond
Interviews Albert

Avvenire
Interviews Albert

Albert: Kritische Masse
Poland
Watch Parecon Interview

Some Talks
We don’t have a separate section for transcribed talks, but we do have many parecon videos to watch and parecon audios relating to parecon…

Albert:
Finland Speech

Spannos:
Neoliberlaism to Parecon


Yee:
Parecon Talk

Albert:
The Left Road

Albert:
Parecon Turkey Speech

Albert:
What are We For?


Albert:
When the Ship Comes In

Albert: Parecon WSF
Testimony

Hahnel:
Living What We Believe In 

Albert:
Parecon Australia Talk  

Some Debates
for more debares please see our debates subsite…

Albert/Parecon vs. Price/Anarchist Communism
Albert vs. Horowitz on Economic Vision
Albert/Parecon vs. Staudenmeyer/Social Ecology
Albert/Parecon vs. Finger/New Politics Socialism
Albert/Parecon vs. Schweickart/Market Socialism
Albert/Parecon vs. Callinicos/Marxism
Albert/Parecon vs. Maass/Marxism

Some Related Gender, Sexuality & Kinship

Ehrenreich:
Tortured Feminism

Peters:
Radical Parenting

Jensen:
Sexuality, Masculinity…

Segal:
Women’s Liberation

Bronski:
Gay Liberation

Sargent:
What Do Women Want?

Waldemar:
Family Life

Dominick:
Liberating Youth

Some More Vision and Economy
see also, for example, our vision and strategy topic page…

Albert: Venezuela
href=”http://www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?ItemID=5547″>Albert: Education
Wetzel:
Self-Managed Cities
Albert:
Parecon in Turkey

Podur:
A Few More Moves Ahead

Grubacic:
Life After Capitalism

Wainwright:
The Local

Brecher: Globalization
Peters:
The Class Divide

Oliveri: Empowering
Work

Wetzel:
Emancipation Working

Engler:
Workplace Democracy

Albert:
Neoclassical Economics

Albert/Hahnel: Welfare
Economics
Albert:
Marketeers?!

Albert:
Markets Über Alles?

Albert: Parecon
Reintjas: Solidarity Economy
Capitalism
and Parecon

Wetzel: Self Emancipation
Burrows: Alternative?
Dominick: Parecon, Anarchy…
Burrows: Parecon in
Practice

Dominick: From Here to Parecon
Burrows: Work After Capitalism
Albert: What Do We Want

 

Some Related Race, Culture & Community

Podur:
Culture Vision One /
Two
Podur:
Life After Racism

Churchill:
I am Indigenist

Some Related Polity

Shalom:
ParPolity
Wetzel:
Anarchy & Parecon

Albert:
Engaging the State

Grubacic/Graebner:
Anarchism…

Adamovsky:
Autonomist Politics

Grubacic:
Towards Another Anarchism

Sheppard:
Anarchy & Society

Dominick:
Parecon, Anarchy & Politics

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