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Addresses the challenges posed by a globally integrated economy and the economic roles played by information and motivation. The text argues for an egalitarian redistribution of assets - land, capital and housing - and the beneficial disciplining effects of competition.

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Real Utopias Project: v. 3: Recasting Egalitarianism - New Rules for Communities, States and Markets by Volume editor Samuel Bowles

In Recasting Egailtarianism, part of Verso's Real Utopias series, economists Samuel Bowles and Herbert Gintis diagnose the current malaise of the Left as a result of the obsolescence of its traditional economic models. They propose an egalitarian redistribution of assets - land, capital and housing - and draw in novel ways on markets, competition, state regulation and community governance. The lead essay in the book lays out the underlying logic of this proposal in some detail. In the series of critiques which follow it, a range of distinguished thinkers engage in lively polemic concerning the practicality and effectiveness of the authors' scheme.

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""Recasting Egalitarianism is an exceptionally stimulating collection of essays ... compulsory reading for everyone concerned with the policies and politics of equality."" -- Frank Vandenbrouke, former Vice-Prime Minister of Belgium of leader of the Socialistiche Partij "This is a timely, original and enormously useful book for rethinking alternatives to the status quo, in Latin America and elsewhere." - Jorge G. Castaneda, author of Utopia Unarmed: The Latin American Left after the Cold War; and Campanero: The Life and Death of Che Guevara

About Volume editor Samuel Bowles


Samuel Bowles and Herbert Gintis both teach at the University of Massachusetts. Their books include Schooling in Capitallst America: Educational Reform and the Contradictions of Economic Life and Democracy and Capitalism: Community Property and the Contradictions of Modern Social Thought. Erik Olin Wright is the author of Interrogating Inequality, Classes, The Debate on Classes and Class, Crisis and the State, all published by Verso

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GOR009796412
Real Utopias Project: v. 3: Recasting Egalitarianism - New Rules for Communities, States and Markets by Volume editor Samuel Bowles
Volume editor Samuel Bowles
Real utopias
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Verso Books
1999-01-26
352
1859842550
9781859842553
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