Dollars or Democracy Yorick Blumenfeld

ISBN: 9781413460810

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Dollars or Democracy  by  Yorick Blumenfeld

Dollars or Democracy by Yorick Blumenfeld
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Capitalism, as a socio-economic system, is threatening both our human and spiritual survival and yet we remain in denial, warns the author. Like anorexics, we look in the mirror but refuse to recognize what we are doing to ourselves and ourMoreCapitalism, as a socio-economic system, is threatening both our human and spiritual survival and yet we remain in denial, warns the author. Like anorexics, we look in the mirror but refuse to recognize what we are doing to ourselves and our planet.

Spiritually capitalism is a totally amoral system but our purportedly Christian nation raises no concerted protest against its incredibly corrupting effect on ourselves and children. Capitalism, he maintains, does not concern itself with morality: it is focused on profits. Blumenfeld devotes the first half of his book to examine why capitalism and democracy are basically incompatible. The litany of capitalisms devastating effects are becoming well known, although his condemnation of the corrupting impact of money on the democratic process is chilling.

In the second half the author contends that there is an alternative, that if we want to prolong our existence on this planet we must turn to a less-abrasive and truly democratic system based on cooperation rather than one predicated on greed and competition. Yorick Blumenfeld should be invited to every TV chat show on the planet. He could teach the world to sing...He says we should try to enhance the charms of life in the 21st Century with joy and laughter and a good measure of civility.

Clear the TV schedules now. Make lots of room for Yorick Blumenfeld. --- Michael Thompson-Noel, The Financial Times. We are not the captives of capitalism. We do have a democratic choice. We have it within our power to change the economy to suit our needs without resorting to violence or coercion.

But this demands careful thinking, vigorous discussion and debate, followed by planning and decisionmaking. This book offers you choices, not destiny. From the conclusion of Dollars or Democracy.



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