United States of Emergency
American Capitalism and Its Crises
Leveringstid: Ikke i salg
It demonstrates that the nation's historic trajectory was marked by a succession of turning-point crises and key political-economic responses to them. This developmental pattern reveals both the key structural and political vulnerabilities of capitalism itself and points towards the kind of political-economic system that can transcend it. At the centre of the argument, capitalism ultimately presents us with two alternatives, either a "new normal" of persistent austerity, declining democracy and a privatised state, or a polity and economy characterized by economic democracy that can ensure both higher wages and a shorter working week.
A result of a lifetime's research, this book will make an important contribution to the literature on the roots of the economic crisis and the democratic possibilities it opens up.