Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism

Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism

by Richard D. Wolff
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Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
YotSlot More than 1 year ago
Easy to read, important to know, this book, in a matter-of-fact way, presents both the problems of capitalism, as well as some concrete solutions to solve them. The main solution presented is the introduction of Workers' self-directed enterprises, or WSDE's. Wolff argues in favor of this change rather persuasively, provoking the reader to question the basics of capitalism itself-its means of production-as well as why a seemingly simple and effective change such as this hasn't already been made. The only negative one can raise is that the whole book is built around the assumption that capitalism is indeed "sick" and that it can be changed from within the system. Granted you accept that assumption the book makes sense.
Adolphine More than 1 year ago
Wolff writes that the capitalistic machine is broken and that it cannot be tinkered with any further to wring out ways to prevent financial crises. This is not a new discovery but the ease with which the insights of historical events were used to explain this, gives the layperson a sound grasp of the workings of the capitalist system. The alternative socio-economic system that is proposed, one that is based on worker-directed enterprises, is intricate; giving way to ebbs and flows of hope. Overall, the book is a good source as a reference for the continued germination of thoughts and actions geared towards addressing socio-economic inequalities.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book consists of two parts: a highly compelling analysis of how the country has gotten into its present economic and political cul de sac, and a proposal for worker-controlled enterprises to alter the dynamics of our economic and political systems. It is worth considering and should attract the involvement of others in developing and promoting the concept. It is weak (because it is a short book) in incorporating and detailing the results of the many experiments in this field, notably the Yugoslav worker management system that was a casualty of the breakup of that country.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent book that outlines a way for society to progress from the traditional capitalist organization of production. Its an easy, short read. I recommend it to everyone because the implications of its ideas can help all in society.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago