- Publisher: Between the Lines
- ISBN: 9781771132008
- Price: $19.95 CAD
- Publication Date: Nov 2016
- Rights: World
- Pages: 168
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Fired Up about Capitalism
There is no alternative to free-market capitalism. At least that’s what we’ve been told since the 1980s, when Margaret Thatcher first declared the debate over. Politicians daily declare it, journalists parrot it, talk show hosts acquiesce to it, rich people gloat about it, and regular people simply assume it.
Fired Up about Capitalism forcefully argues that this is nothing but a myth. Tom Malleson exposes the reality of contemporary capitalism–from the widening inequality between the 1% and the rest of society, to ecological devastation–and demonstrates that in fact there are many alternatives. By demonstrating a wide range of examples of alternatives from around the world, from the short-term and practical to the long-term and ambitious, Malleson shows that replacing contemporary capitalism is not pie-in-the-sky utopia, but is a real possibility as long as enough of us fight back against injustice and insist that a better world is possible.
Part of the Fired Up series.
Chapter 1 The Myth of TINA
Chapter 2 Realities of Capitalism I: Inequality and Workplace History
Chapter 3 Realities of Capitalism II: Consumerism, Globalization, and Environmental Destruction
Chapter 4 Short-Term Alternatives: Rebuilding Social Democracy
Chapter 5 Long-Term Alternatives: Toward a Democratic Socialism
Chapter 6 There Are Many Alternatives
About the Author
Tom Malleson is Assistant Professor in the Social Justice and Peace Studies program at King’s University College at Western University. He is a long-time anti-authoritarian activist and buy viagra online uk organizer and has worked with migrant justice, anti-poverty, global justice, anti-war, and solidarity economy groups. He is co-editor of Whose Streets: The Toronto G20 and the Challenges of Summit Protest.