1st Edition

The Political Economy of Social Credit and Guild Socialism




ISBN 9780415147095
Published December 11, 1997 by Routledge
208 Pages

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Book Description

This work approaches the phenomenon of guild socialism from a new perspective, focusing on the Douglas Social Credit movement. It explores the key ideas, gives an overview of the main theories and traces their subsequent history. Thoroughly researched, it provides original material relevant to the field of political economy. This early approach to non-equilibrium economics reveals the extent of the incompatibility between capitalist growth economics and social and environmental sustainability.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Part I
1. The Douglas/New Age Texts in Historical Context
2. Douglas/New Age Economics
3. Douglas/New Age Philsophy
Part II
4. Orthodox/Neoclassical Reactions
5. The Labour Part and Social Credit
6. Socialism, Labourism and Social Credit
Part III
7. The Social Credit Movement to 1930
8. The Social Credit Movement after 1930
9. The Alberta Experiment
Conclusion

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'...an accessible and detailed history of social credit Angus Cameron EAEPE Newsletter 21, January 1999

'It is surely time therefore, that the Social Credit analysis and prescriptionfor radical change be seriously re-visited by economists, politicians and people. The Political Economy of Social Credit and Guild Socialism is a splendid contribution to that process. Alan Armstrong, The Social Crediter Vol. 77, No. 5, September-October 1998