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A Blueprint for Reforming our Economies
Sebastian Dullien, Hansjörg Herr, Christian Kellermann
- ISBN: 9780745331102
- Extent: 240pp
- Release Date: 04 Mar 2011
- Size: 215mm x 135mm
- Format: Hardback
- Illustrations: 10 figures
- Category: Economics Political Economy
The recent crisis, created by finance capitalism, has brought us to the economic abyss. The excessive freedom of international markets has rapidly transformed into international panic, with states struggling to rescue and bail out a globalised financial sector. Reform is promised by our leaders, but in governments dominated by financial interests there is little hope of meaningful change.
Decent Capitalism argues for a response that addresses capitalism’s systemic tendency towards crisis, a tendency which is completely absent from the mainstream debate. The authors develop a concept of a moderated capitalism that keeps its core strengths intact while reducing its inherent destructive political force in our societies. This book argues that reforming the capitalist system will have to be far more radical than the current political discourse suggests.
Decent Capitalism is a concept and a slogan that will inspire political activists, trade unionists and policy makers to get behind a package of reforms that finally allows the majority to master capitalism.
About The Author
Sebastian Dullien is a Professor of International Economics at HTW Berlin - University of Applied Sciences. He is Senior Fellow of the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) at the Johns Hopkins University.
Hansjörg Herr is a Professor at the Berlin School of Economics. He is the author of one of Germany’s leading economics text books.
Christian Kellermann is the Director of the Nordic Office of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES) in Stockholm. Before joining the FES, he worked as a financial market analyst in Frankfurt and New York.