Coverart for item
The Resource Can democracy survive global capitalism?, Robert Kuttner

Can democracy survive global capitalism?, Robert Kuttner

Label
Can democracy survive global capitalism?
Title
Can democracy survive global capitalism?
Statement of responsibility
Robert Kuttner
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"'Democracies govern nations, while global capitalism runs the world. Robert Kuttner provides a clear-eyed, intellectually riveting account of how the inevitable tensions between the two have fueled neofascist nationalism here and abroad, and why the response must be a new progressive populism rooted in democracy and social justice. Timely and compelling.'--Robert B. Reich. In the past few decades, the wages of most workers have stagnated, even as productivity increased. Social supports have been cut, while corporations have achieved record profits. Downward mobility has produced political backlash. What is going on? [This book] argues that neither trade nor immigration nor technological change is responsible for the harm to workers' prospects. According to Robert Kuttner, global capitalism is to blame. By limiting workers' rights, liberating bankers, allowing corporations to evade taxation, and preventing nations from ensuring economic security, raw capitalism strikes at the very foundation of a healthy democracy. The resurgence of predatory capitalism was not inevitable. After the Great Depression, the U.S. government harnessed capitalism to democracy. Under Roosevelt's New Deal, labor unions were legalized and capital regulated. Well into the 1950s and '60s, the Western world combined a thriving economy with a secure and growing middle class. Beginning in the 1970s, as deregulated capitalism regained the upper hand, elites began to dominate politics once again; policy reversals followed. The inequality and instability that ensued would eventually, in 2016, cause disillusioned voters to support far-right faux populism. Is today's poisonous alliance of reckless finance and ultra-nationalism inevitable? Or can we find the political will to make capitalism serve democracy, and not the other way around? Charting a plan for bold action based on political precedent, [this book] is essential reading for anyone eager to reverse the decline of democracy in the West."--
Assigning source
Provided by Publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kuttner, Robert
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Economic policy
  • Democracy
  • Corporate state
  • Taxation
  • Globalization
Label
Can democracy survive global capitalism?, Robert Kuttner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A song of angry men -- A vulnerable miracle -- The rise and fall of democratic globalism -- The liberation of finance -- The global assault on labor -- Europe's broken social contract -- The disgrace of the center left -- Trading away a decent economy -- Taxes and the corporate state -- Governing global capitalism -- Liberalism, populism, fascism -- The road from here
Control code
ocn988282560
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xxii, 359 pages
Isbn
9780393609936
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)988282560
Label
Can democracy survive global capitalism?, Robert Kuttner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A song of angry men -- A vulnerable miracle -- The rise and fall of democratic globalism -- The liberation of finance -- The global assault on labor -- Europe's broken social contract -- The disgrace of the center left -- Trading away a decent economy -- Taxes and the corporate state -- Governing global capitalism -- Liberalism, populism, fascism -- The road from here
Control code
ocn988282560
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xxii, 359 pages
Isbn
9780393609936
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)988282560

Library Locations

    • Badia FiesolanaBorrow it
      Via dei Roccettini 9, San Domenico di Fiesole, 50014, IT
      43.803074 11.283055
Processing Feedback ...