David Schweickart, PhD

Professor, Philosophy

After Capitalism

Rowman and Littlefield: 2002
(ISBN 0-7425-1300-9)

Synopsis
In After Capitalism, David Schweickart moves beyond the familiar arguments against globalizing capitalism to contribute something absolutely necessary and long overdue—a coherent vision of a viable, desirable alternative to capitalism. He names this system Economic Democracy, a successor-system to capitalism which preserves the efficiency strengths of a market economy while extending democracy to the workplace and to the structures of investment finance. Drawing on both theoretical and empirical research, Schweickart shows how and why this model is efficient, dynamic and superior to capitalism along a range of values.