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The Resource Occupy the economy : challenging capitalism, Richard Wolff ; interviews with David Barsamian, (electronic resource eBook)

Occupy the economy : challenging capitalism, Richard Wolff ; interviews with David Barsamian, (electronic resource eBook)

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Occupy the economy : challenging capitalism
Title
Occupy the economy
Title remainder
challenging capitalism
Statement of responsibility
Richard Wolff ; interviews with David Barsamian
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Language
eng
Summary
Today's economic crisis is capitalism's worst since the Great Depression. Millions have lost their jobs, homes and healthcare while those who work watch their pensions, benefits, and job security decline. As more and more are impacted by the crisis, the system continues to make the very wealthy even richer. In eye-opening interviews with prominent economist Richard Wolff, David Barsamian probes the root causes of the current economic crisis, its unjust social consequences, and what can and should be done to turn things around. While others blame corrupt bankers and unregulated speculators, the government, or even the poor who borrowed, the authors show that the causes of the crisis run much deeper. They reach back to the 1970s when the capitalist system itself shifted, ending the century-old pattern of rising wages for U.S. workers and thereby enabling the top 1% to become ultra-rich at the expense of the 99%. Since then, economic injustice has become chronic and further corrupted politics. The Occupy movement, by articulating deep indignation with the whole system, mobilizes huge numbers who seek basic change. Occupying the Economy not only clarifies and analyzes the crisis in U.S. capitalism today, it also points toward solutions that can shape a far better future for all
Summary
Although aspects of our economy are vigorously debated, what remains unquestioned is the validity of capitalism itself. The Occupy movement brought this matter to the fore and this book explores a series of questions that then arise. So what's a possible solution? In a closing manifesto this book advocates economic democracy, achieved in a large part through democracy in the workplace. Barsamian, well known for his weekly program Alternative Radio, presents here in print a series of interviews with Wolff (economics, U. of Massachusetts) that took place in 2011. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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10150813
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DLC
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Wolff, Richard D
Dewey number
339.20973
Index
no index present
LC call number
HC106.84
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Barsamian, David
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Open media series
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  • Capitalism
  • Income distribution
  • Occupy movement
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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challenging capitalism
Label
Occupy the economy : challenging capitalism, Richard Wolff ; interviews with David Barsamian, (electronic resource eBook)
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http://downloads.live-brary.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=6FB7251F-1145-4D1A-B584-2FD2BC2C525A
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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Contents
Preoccupations -- Occupy and the economic crisis -- Occupy the economy
Extent
1 online resource.
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electronic
Isbn
9780872865686
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • bc
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6fb7251f-1145-4d1a-b584-2fd2bc2c525a
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  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: Adobe PDF eBook
  • Format: Kindle Book
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions or Amazon Kindle
Label
Occupy the economy : challenging capitalism, Richard Wolff ; interviews with David Barsamian, (electronic resource eBook)
Link
http://downloads.live-brary.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=6FB7251F-1145-4D1A-B584-2FD2BC2C525A
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preoccupations -- Occupy and the economic crisis -- Occupy the economy
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780872865686
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • bc
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
6fb7251f-1145-4d1a-b584-2fd2bc2c525a
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: Adobe PDF eBook
  • Format: Kindle Book
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions or Amazon Kindle

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