Sunday, July 19, 2015

The End of Capitalism has Begun


I've just chanced upon an article in the Guardian by Paul Mason.  It caught my eye as it's by the same guy that wrote the foreword to the new, 2015, edition of Yanis Varoufakis's book The Global Minotaur, that I've been reading this weekend.

Read Paul Mason: The End of Capitalism has Begun

Did you read it? All of it? Do you see the significance? Why Marx was right, why the Transistion Town movement is right, why Varoufakis is right, why the Pirate Party is right, why Occupy is right, why decarbonisation, degrowth, and everything else that you, my friends, hold dear is right?

We're part of the great global transition to postcapitalism. It began for me when the late Dr David Fleming told me about it on a train journey returning from an Ecology Party conference in 1977. 

And we need to get on with it.

(Paul Mason wrote that last sentence but I'm sure he is giving away his intellectual property right to it.)

Paul Mason's book, PostCapitalism: A Guide to Our Future, is published on 30th July 2015.

David Fleming's Book Lean Logic, A Dictionary for the Future and how to Survive It, was published in 2011.


2 Comments:

Blogger Biff Vernon said...

Video: Paul Mason argues his case with Douglas Murray, Zoe Williams, Julia Powles and Pat Kane.
http://www.theguardian.com/membership/video/2015/jul/23/paul-mason-is-capitalism-dead-video

8:40 am  
Blogger Biff Vernon said...

Meanwhile, Stephanie McMillan says don't hang out the bunting just yet:
http://skewednews.net/index.php/2015/07/22/called-post-capitalism-just-another-crappy-capitalist-snowjob/

9:44 am  

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