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Forum Post: Parecon - the best solution to capitalism

Posted 2 years ago on Oct. 26, 2011, 7 p.m. EST by elamb9 (112) from Portland, OR
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A few people have plugged some good books on this site. Most of them reveal the problems, but here is one that offers a solution - Parecon: Life After Capitalism by Michael Albert. It's the best solution to capitalism that I've ever heard.

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[-] 1 points by IMSoPoor (40) 2 years ago

The biggest mistake some people make about a capitalistic system is that there should be abs. no regulation. In order for capitalism to work, there needs to be a balance between to much reg, and not enough.

[-] 1 points by bensdad (8977) 2 years ago

I am not anti-capitalist. It is just a system that exploits a natural human behavior - self interest. It has been successful for many years - when the greed was legally held in check. ( thank you TR ) The non-regulations purchased by the rich is what brought us down.

[-] 1 points by elamb9 (112) from Portland, OR 2 years ago

I totally agree with you on the later part of what you said, though i am an anti-capitalist at heart. I really hope OWS can move toward a concise focus directed at the root of so many 99%'s grievances - money in politics. I'm advocating the single demand of prohibiting private spending on public campaigns. I think this issue will have the most wide reaching impact, gain the broadest support, and will allow the 99% to participate meaningfully as both candidates and voters. Right now I can only think of two ways to get there www.lobbydemocracy.com and www.getmoneyout.com I just remember this book offering the best solution to capitalism that I've heard yet...

[-] 1 points by gawdoftruth (3698) from Santa Barbara, CA 2 years ago

but you fail to link us. Why am i always running around picking up the mess after everyone? sigh.

http://struggle.ws/wsm/rbr/rbr9/parecon.html

anarchism is a stupid, infantile con scam, in which the corporate oligarchs feed the rebels without a clue exactly the ideology needed to USE the useful idiots as black pawns in their ideology chess game.

[-] 1 points by elamb9 (112) from Portland, OR 2 years ago

here is another link and I'm not sure what that last sentence is about... http://www.zcommunications.org/topics/parecon

[-] 1 points by gawdoftruth (3698) from Santa Barbara, CA 2 years ago

parecon is an anarchists eden. in other words. an insane dystopia.

not enough solid solutions, not enough science, not enough address to the real complexity.

[-] 1 points by OccupyUnveiled (21) 2 years ago

Most people have asked the question: "if we eliminate Capitalism, what then? What is the solution?" Would you like to write a full length article about this? Please email me at OccupyUnveiled@live.com | #OccupyUnveiled is an independent news source regarding OWS and its affiliates. Neither for nor against OWS, we seek truth where ever it may lead us.

[-] 1 points by elamb9 (112) from Portland, OR 2 years ago

I can try, but I also work so it may be a few days...google it and there are a bunch of things written about it and I'm sure they wouldn't mind you using their verbage. http://www.zcommunications.org/topics/parecon

[-] 1 points by OccupyUnveiled (21) 2 years ago

No worries, take all the time you need. Thanks for the link!