ISBN 9789350021781,Economic Democracy: The Working - Class Alternative to Capitalism

Economic Democracy: The Working - Class Alternative to Capitalism


Allan Engler


Aakar Books



Aakar Books

Publication Year 2011

ISBN 9789350021781

ISBN-10 9350021781

Hard Back

Number of Pages 112 Pages
Language (English)


Capitalism is widely viewed as competitive individual enterprise directed by market forces, a system that delivers economic growth, rising living standards and democracy. Allan Engler holds that capitalism is actually based on social labour, private capitalist entitlement and workplace dictatorships, a system that destroys environments, widens disparities and relies on repression, militarism and war. For most of the twentieth century, the alternative to capitalism was thought to require armed, uprisings, authoritarian states and party dictatorships. Engler argues that economic democracy-equal human entitlement, social ownership and workplace democracy-is an alternative that can be won without violence through workplace organization, community mobilization and political action. Wage and salary workers already do everything required for human well being. Economic Democracy, written from a working-class perspective, provides a vision of a world of human equality, democracy and cooperation. And shows us how to get there.