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What comes after capitalism, and how do we get there ?

New section inspired by Paul Mason's book on PostCapitalism

Key Articles

Key Books

  • Four Futures. Life After Capitalism. Peter Frase. Jacobin, 2016 [1]

"In science fiction, alternatives to market economies abound ... and it is through these tales that sociologist Peter Frase asks us to think through four different ways things could go." (Cory Doctorow)

Frase's Four Futures are:

1. Communism ("equality and abundance")

2. Rentism ("hierarchy and abundance")

3. Socialism ("equality and scarcity")

4. Exterminism ("hierarchy and scarcity")

Key Citations

Yves Citton on the Three Aspects of Post-Capitalist Strategies

"First, post-capitalism will not have to be invented from scratch out of nothing. There are already practices, solidarities, post-capitalist relations that have been set up both locally (AMAP - Association for the Maintenance of Peasant Farming -, ZAD, neighborhood associations) and globally (sensitivities and legislations).

Second, post-capitalism is not about breaking up a system that has passed into a future system. The story to be considered is one of a superposition of strata, rather than as a succession of states. Capitalism will remain present as a stratum on which another stratum will unfold, some lineaments of which have already been in place for decades or centuries.

Finally, it is perhaps in the most "advanced" developments of capitalism that one has to find the keys to what will be built on it, and partly against it." (translated from [2])

Pages in category "Post-Capitalism"

The following 49 pages are in this category, out of 49 total.