Four Recent Books on Economic Democracy from New Unionism Blog

"All the criticisms in the world will get us nowhere, unless they are acted upon. As He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named said: “Philosophers have merely interpreted the world… the point, however, is...

“All the criticisms in the world will get us nowhere, unless they are acted upon. As He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named said: “Philosophers have merely interpreted the world… the point, however, is to change it.”  The process of change, when it comes, usually features an escalation in protests and strikes (as we’re seeing). It also creates a thirst for new ideas. So what has been tabled in the past ten years, beyond desperate calls for a return to social dialogue, state socialism, and/or the regulatory regimes of the twentieth century?  The point of this article is to look at four examples. As you’ll see, each of them has something rather interesting in common. If you take nothing else away from this article, just make a mental note of one thing, right now. Each of the proposals is predicated on the democratization of work.

 

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