by David Schweickart

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David Schweickart is an activist, mathematician & philosopher. He holds a Mathematics BS from the Univ. of Dayton, aMathematics PhD from the Univ. of Virginia & a Philosophy PhD from Ohio State Univ. He's currently a Philosophy Professor at Loyola University Chicago.
He's taught at Loyola since 1975. He was Visiting Professor of Mathematics at the Univ. of Kentucky from 1969 to 1970 & Visiting Professor of Philosophy at the Univ. of New Hampshire from 1986 to 1987. He's lectured in Spain, Cuba, El Salvador, Italy & the Czech Republic, as well as throughout the USA. He's a contributing writer to & editor of an online journal dedicated to Economic Democracy: He was Loyola's Faculty Member of the Year in 1999.
In After Capitalism & other works Schweickart has developed a market socialism model termed Economic Democracy. It embodies: 1/Workplace self-management, including election of supervisors; 2/Democratic management of capital investment by a form of public banking; 3/A free market for most goods, raw materials, instruments of production etc; 4/Socialist protectionism to enforce trade equality between nations. Firms & factories are socially owned & worker managed. These enterprises compete in markets to sell their goods. Profit is shared by the workers. Each enterprise is taxed for the capital employed. That tax is distributed to public banks, who fund expansion of existing industries & create new ones.
Publications inclued:
>After Capitalism (Rowman & Littlefield 2002) ISBN 0742513009
>Market Socialism: The Debate Among Socialists, coauthored with Bertell Ollman, Hillel Ticktin & James Lawler (Routledge 1998)
>Against Capitalism (Cambridge Univ. Press 1993) Spanish ed., 1997; Chinese ed., 2003
>Capitalism or Worker Control? An Ethical & Economic Appraisal (Praeger 1980)

PublisherOhio State University
Pages count470
File size6 Mb
eBook formatLibrary Binding, (torrent)En
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