This short video lays out Paul Mason’s perspective on a post-capitalist future. I have not yet read his new book, PostCapitalism: A Guide to Our Future, but it is in my queue. Here is a link to an article written by Mason which elaborates his position: The End of Capitalism Has Begun
This may prove a challenging post. The French philosopher Louis Althusser (1918-1990) considered this subject — the question of which aspect of the mode of production has primacy — to be a difficult one to posit, let alone answer. He begins his essay, On the Primacy of the Relations of Production Over the Productive Forces, (a title which […]
“Can capitalism survive? No. I do not think it can.” So begins Joseph Schumpeter’s classic essay, Can Capitalism Survive?, which constitutes the middle third of his 1942 book, Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy. Schumpeter goes on to say, The thesis I shall endeavor to establish is that the actual and prospective performance of the capitalist system […]
Peter Drucker’s book, “Post-Capitalist Society”, published in 1993, is included in this section on the history of ideas for one reason — its title. If you search the term “post-capitalist,” Drucker’s book is bound to come up. This may lead to some confusion. Is this website associated with the book? It is not. Drucker’s book has the […]
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