This book is a discussion of and an argument for alternatives to the present structure of production in the United States—alternatives that would change the control of capital and how it is used. First published 1980, Carnoy and Shearer discuss the economic problems facing the 1980s and argue for a strategy to transform capital from corporations to the public. A book that remains relevant in today’s political economic climate, this title is ideal for students of economics and politics, as well as general readers interested in past and present economic problems and potential solutions.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements; Introduction: A Strategy for a new Economy; Part I: The American Setting; 1. The American Economy: Is This All There Is?; Part II: Corporations and Capital; 2. Public Ownership 3. Democratic Control of Investment 4. Democratizing the Work Place 5. A Democratic Technology; Part III: Inflation, Unemployment, and Welfare; 7. Inflation and Employment 8. What Kind of Welfare State?; Part IV: Can it Happen Here?; 9. A Different View of the 1970s 10. Building a Movement in the 1980s; Notes; Resources on Democracy; Index