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Michael Albert: Thinking Forward

A highly accessible and unorthodox approach to thinking about economics. It subverts the elitist and codified world of academic economics by empowering the reader with the tools needed to conceptualize an economy based on progressive and humane values. It challenges the idea — so prevalent in Western capitalism — that the best we can hope Read more…

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Michael Albert: Realizing Hope

"What is the alternative to capitalist globalization?" is a question challenging activists around the world. Michael Albert has wrestled with this question for many years, and his answer has captured the imagination of many. Participatory Economics–"Parecon" for short–is Albert’s proposal for an economic system which offers a real alternative to capitalism, built on familiar values Read more…

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Michael Albert: Thought Dreams

With his combination of hard-edged logic and visionary hope, Michael Albert is one of the treasures of the Left. (Barbara Ehrenreich) How does a Marxist talk about gender? How does a feminist talk about class? Progressives use a variety of theories — feminism, Marxism, environmentalism, multiculturalism — as conceptual frameworks with which to understand the Read more…

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Michael Albert: Remembering Tomorrow

In this lucid political memoir, veteran anti-capitalist activist Michael Albert offers an ardent defense of the project to transform global inequality. Albert, a uniquely visionary figure, recounts a life of uncompromising commitment to creating change one step at a time. Whether chronicling the battles against the Vietnam War, those waged on Boston campuses, or the Read more…

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Michael Albert: Parecon: Life After Capitalism

“What do you want?” is a constant query put to economic and globalization activists decrying current poverty, alienation, and degradation. In this highly praised new work, destined to attract worldwide attention and support, Michael Albert provides an answer: “Participatory Economics” — “Parecon” for short — a new economy, an alternative to capitalism, built on familiar Read more…

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Michael Albert: What Is to Be Undone: A Modern Revolutionary Discussion of Classical Left Ideologies (An Extending Horizons Book)

What Is to Be Undone: A Modern Revolutionary Discussion of Classical Left Ideologies (An Extending Horizons Book)

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Michael Albert: Moving Forward: Program for a Participatory Economy

If not capitalism, then what? Something’s not working, but there’s a dearth of material on what could be right – and more important how to change things. Laying out strategy & vision for his "participatory economics," Albert argues that we must change the way we view work & wages and restructure our workplaces so that Read more…

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Michael Albert: Liberating Theory

A collectively authored volume that provides a unique conceptual framework for understanding contemporary US society and history, and developing a dynamic vision and strategy for social change. The authors combine and transcend various theories of history (marxism, anarchism, feminism, and nationalism) to develop an alternative conceptual framework, complementary holism. Applying this framework to questions of Read more…

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