Supercapitalism

Supercapitalism

Supercapitalism is a grand debunking of the conventional wisdom in the style of John Kenneth Galbraith." -The Neu! York Times Inercapitalis The Transformation of Business, Democracy, and Everyday Life (To SUPER CAPITALISM The ...

Author: Robert B. Reich

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307267856

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 249

From one of America's foremost economic and political thinkers comes a vital analysis of our new hypercompetitive and turbo-charged global economy and the effect it is having on American democracy. With his customary wit and insight, Reich shows how widening inequality of income and wealth, heightened job insecurity, and corporate corruption are merely the logical results of a system in which politicians are more beholden to the influence of business lobbyists than to the voters who elected them. Powerful and thought-provoking, Supercapitalism argues that a clear separation of politics and capitalism will foster an enviroment in which both business and government thrive, by putting capitalism in the service of democracy, and not the other way around.
Categories: Business & Economics

Fascist Spectacle

Fascist Spectacle

By denouncing supercapitalism, Mussolini and the regime did not renounce industrial advances and technical achievements, which according to them Italy had reached. They attacked instead what they claimed were the aberrations of ...

Author: Simonetta Falasca-Zamponi

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520226777

Category: History

Page: 318

View: 563

"An excellent and timely book. The idea of studying Italiam fascism as a 'society of the spectacle' that used symbols, rituals, and a cult of the leader to create itself as it unfolded is a brilliant stroke."—Walter L. Adamson, author of Avant-Garde Florence: From Modernism to Fascism
Categories: History

A Primer of Italian Fascism

A Primer of Italian Fascism

Supercapitalism and the Standardization of Humankind The war came . After the war and as a result of the war came capitalist inflation . The size of enterprises began to be calculated not in millions but in billions .

Author: Jeffrey Thompson Schnapp

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803292686

Category: Political Science

Page: 356

View: 994

A Primer of Italian Fascism makes available for the first time in English translation the key documents pertaining to one of our century?s defining mass political movements. Whereas existing anthologies survey Fascist writings in a multiplicity of national settings, A Primer of Italian Fascism opts for a tightly focused, in-depth approach that emphasizes the development of Fascist ideology in the country of its birth. ø Historically speaking, Italian Fascism was the original Fascism. The model for subsequent movements including Nazism, Falangism, and Integralism, Italian Fascism set out to define a ?third way? to modernization known as ?corporatism.? A Primer of Italian Fascism situates the rise and fall of corporatist ideals within the framework of the actual history of Mussolini?s movement and regime. It includes not only classic doctrinal statements such as Mussolini?s ?Foundations and Doctrine of Fascism? and writings by corporatist theorists such as Bottai, Pellizzi, Rocco, and Spirito, but also an array of fundamental political and juridical documents, including the party platforms adopted by the Fascist combat brigades, the 1938 Manifesto of Race, the 1940 Manifesto of Verona, and the Fascist labor and school charters. By making available such an extensive array of source texts, A Primer of Italian Fascism aims to open up for the English reader a more complex and complete vision of Fascism, both in Italy and beyond.
Categories: Political Science

How Good Policies and Business Ethics Enhance Good Quality of Life

How Good Policies and Business Ethics Enhance Good Quality of Life

I emphasized the word 'practically' because Reich clearly believes that the monster of supercapitalism is theoretically controllable (e.g. see his final chapter). The main burden of Chap. 5 is to convince us that the moral suasion ...

Author: Alex C. Michalos

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319507248

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

View: 976

This volume provides bridges from the social sciences to business ethics and from the latter to the quality of life, by connecting the research themes of quality of life, social sciences, including public policy-making, and business ethics or corporate responsibility. It builds on the premise that public policy making is essentially a species of good decision making, as explained in the first volume. It shows that, because most developed countries function as market economies whose governments depend on taxation to pay for their services and because a large proportion of government revenue comes from well-regulated, responsible corporations, the quality of people’s lives is highly dependent upon good public policies, taxation and business ethics. The volume presents and examines ethical/moral problems arising in market economies since the first century BCE, including the first appearance of the business case for business ethics, fourteen arguments concerning the neglect of business ethics, business ethics issues for the 1990s and beyond, the loyal agent’s argument, advertising, the importance of trust, public opinion polling, public program evaluation, and a critique of the relatively new monster of super-capitalism. In addition, it deals with connections among the concepts of efficiency, morality, and rationality related to decision making in general and public policy making in particular. Finally, it explains relationships between outcomes measurement and performance indicators in general and performance-based management in public administration, the taxation of net wealth and financial transactions.
Categories: Social Science

Introduction to Non Marxism

Introduction to Non Marxism

Human immanence, which is not here a noesis of consciousness but rather an unfolding or noematically “spread out,” in this way gives the noema of the world, the noema of supercapitalism, whose enchantment or auto-fetishization human ...

Author: François Laruelle

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9781937561468

Category: Philosophy

Page: 190

View: 895

Following the collapse of the communist states it was assumed that Marxist philosophy had collapsed with it. In Introduction to Non-Marxism, François Laruelle aims to recover Marxism along with its failure by asking the question “What is to be done with Marxism itself?” To answer, Laruelle resists the temptation to make Marxism more palatable after the death of metaphysics by transforming Marxism into a mere social science or by simply embracing with evangelical fervor the idea of communism. Instead Laruelle proposes a heretical science of Marxism that will investigate Marxism in both its failure and power so as to fashion new theoretical tools. In the course of engaging with the material of Marxism, Laruelle takes on the philosophy of Marx along with important philosophers who have extended that philosophy including Althusser, Balibar, Negri as well as the attempt at a phenomenological Marxism found in the work of Michel Henry. Through this engagement Laruelle develops with great precision the history and function of his concept of determination-in-the-last-instance. In the midst of the assumed failure of Marxism and the defections and resentment that followed, Laruelle’s non-Marxism responds with the bold declaration: “Do not give up on theory!”
Categories: Philosophy

Saving the Nation

Saving the Nation

Moreover, supercapitalism needed to manipulate the state in order to survive since it operated outside the framework of a balanced system of supply and demand. For this reason, it was becoming increasingly influential over the state, ...

Author: Margherita Zanasi

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226978741

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 637

Economic modernity is so closely associated with nationhood that it is impossible to imagine a modern state without an equally modern economy. Even so, most people would have difficulty defining a modern economy and its connection to nationhood. In Saving the Nation, Margherita Zanasi explores this connection by examining the first nation-building attempt in China after the fall of the empire in 1911. Challenging the assumption that nations are products of technological and socioeconomic forces, Zanasi argues that it was notions of what constituted a modern nation that led the Nationalist nation-builders to shape China’s institutions and economy. In their reform effort, they confronted several questions: What characterized a modern economy? What role would a modern economy play in the overall nation-building effort? And how could China pursue economic modernization while maintaining its distinctive identity? Zanasi expertly shows how these questions were negotiated and contested within the Nationalist Party. Silenced in the Mao years, these dilemmas are reemerging today as a new leadership once again redefines the economic foundation of the nation.
Categories: History

Corporate Social Responsibility in the 21st Century

Corporate Social Responsibility in the 21st Century

... former Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration and author of Supercapitalism273 argues forcefully that companies are severely constrained in their capacity to practise real CSR in the era of what he calls 'supercapitalism', ...

Author: Bryan Horrigan

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781849805278

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 456

View: 741

As corporate states join the universe of nation states, the challenge of securing both corporate social responsibility and accountability becomes one of the core challenges facing the social and legal order. Bryan Horrigan s masterly, comprehensive account of this protean subject offers an assured guide for future thought and action. Paul Redmond, Professor, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia CSR continues to be one of the most important aspects of business in the global economy receiving much attention from business managers, government leaders and academics. While continuing to increase in prominence, there are many aspects and many approaches evolving in this global phenomenon. In this book Horrigan provides the most complete interdisciplinary analysis of these perspectives yet undertaken combining theoretical insights with practical examples while pointing the way forward towards future developments. David Crowther, Professor, De Montfort University, UK and Social Responsibility Research Network In this book Professor Horrigan brings together the many facets of, and perspectives on, the concept [of CSR]. . . and he places them in the context of the development of thought in the crossover from the 20th to the 21st century. . . I doubt whether such an ambitious and comprehensive account of the concept has been previously attempted. There is no doubt that it is a hugely important subject in today s world; and one which will not go away. I believe that the book will be valuable to all who need to deal with this issue, whether as government officials, regulators, businessmen, lawyers, academics, media commentators or concerned citizens. The Right Honourable Lord Butler of Brockwell KG, GCB, CVO, was Secretary of the United Kingdom Cabinet and Head of the Home Civil Service from 1988 to 1998. 1998 2008 Master of University College Oxford and a Non-Executive Director of ICI plc and of HSBC Holdings, also Chairman of the Board's Corporate Social Responsibility Committee This timely and thorough book offers one of the most wide-ranging, inter-disciplinary, and cross-jurisdictional analyses of corporate social responsibility so far in the 21st century. Professor Bryan Horrigan spans subjects as diverse and topical as global corporate responsibility and governance debates, practical guidelines for responsible businesses and their professional advisers, governmental roles in corporate social responsibility, corporations and human rights, and the new era of enlightened shareholder value . He also highlights an emerging transnational and comparative body of law, regulation, and practice on corporate social responsibility. Illustrated throughout with meaningful controversies and examples, the book also highlights the major recent global developments in corporate social responsibility already this century, focusing especially on Europe, the UK, North America, and Australasia, and charting its future regulatory and research directions worldwide. The book s scholarly foundation, up-to-date coverage, and accessible style will appeal particularly to academic researchers and students of corporate social responsibility in the fields of law, business, management, economics, and political science in a number of countries. It will also be of great interest and use to those whose work involves corporate social responsibility within government, business, and civil society.
Categories: Business & Economics

Why Business Matters to God

Why Business Matters to God

12This is essentially the argument advanced by Robert Reich in his book Supercapitalism. Reich argues that in the hyper-competitive global market in which businesses must compete in the twenty-first century, there is little to no room ...

Author: Jeff Van Duzer

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830868223

Category: Religion

Page: 206

View: 927

This book explores the nature and meaning of doing business and finds it calls for much more than most think. Seattle Pacific School of Business Dean Jeff Van Duzer presents a robust Christian approach that integrates biblical studies with the disciplines of business and displays a vision of business that contributes to the very purposes of God.
Categories: Religion

Postcapitalism

Postcapitalism

In using the term Supercapitalism, Reich emphasizes the shift from merely a capitalist or hyper-capitalist economy as the United States has developed it in the twentieth century with a certain level of democracy to a supercapitalist ...

Author: Raphael Sassower

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317253778

Category: Political Science

Page: 176

View: 851

Debates over the role of government have intensified in the wake of America's deepest financial crisis since the Depression. This book suggests new ways of moving forward based on the policies and principles that have worked in the past. Sassower shows how American pragmatism has guided the more successful financial policies undertaken during the past century. This means that from the workplace to foreign aid, Americans benefit when they collaborate with each other rather than only pursue their self-interest in competitive ways. Drawing on thinkers from Adam Smith to Keynes to Bernanke, Sassower shows how a new era of postideological capitalism can emerge in the wake of the current economic crisis-renewing America's leadership for the future.
Categories: Political Science

Under The Axe Of Fascism

Under The Axe Of Fascism

Decadent capitalism or supercapitalism. This came into existence during the World War and produced Kreuger and the rest: Capitalistic enterprises became inflated. Enterprises grew in size from millions to billions.

Author: Gaetano Salvemini

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781528761376

Category: Political Science

Page: 452

View: 369

Originally published in 1936, this is an examination of the rise and rule of fascism in Italy. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Hesperides Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork. Part One, The "Corporative State" - The Origins of Fascist "Syndicalism" - The Vidoni Palace Pact - The Fascist Organisations - The De Facto Organisations - How History Is Written - The Officials Of The Legal Organisations - Company Unions, Nazi Unions and Fascist Unions - Labour Agreements - The Court Of Labour - Individual Labour Controversies - Professional Classes and Public Officials - The Corporations and The Charter of Labour - Looking In A Dark Room For A Black Cat Which Is Not There - The National Council of Corporations - Towards Social Revolution - Mussolini's Permanent Revolution - The Great Humbug - From The "Homo Economicus To The Homo Corporativus" - Part Two, The Achievements - Italian "Bolshevism" in 1919 and 1920 - Wages and The Cost of Living Under Italian "Bolshevism" - Italian Labour From 1923 and 1925 - The "Army Of Believers" - Fascist "Syndicalism" From 1926 To 1929 - Fascist "Syndicalism" From 1929 To 1933 - "The Capitalistic Method Of Production Is Out Of Date" - "Experimenta In Anima Vili" - "Scraps Of Paper" - "Industrial and Agricultural Wages - The Cost Of Living - Italian Unemployment Statistics - Mussolini's "Battle" Against Unemployment Up To 1930 - The "Battle" Against Unemployment From 1930 To 1934 - Public Works, Land Reclamation, and "National Solidarity" - From The Eight Hour Day To The Forty Hour Week - Sunday Rest, Annual Vacations and Labour Exchanges - Social Insurance - Housing - The "Battles" Against Tuberculosis and Malaria - The Protection Of Mothers and Infants - Women and Boys In Factories and The Battle Against Illiteracy - The "Dopolavoro" - Professional Classes and Public Officials - "There Are No Longer Any Beggars" - The Prosperity of The Italian People - Fascist Social Peace - Is Fascism A Capitalist Dictatorship? - Sorel and Mussolini - The End of Laissez-Faire - Fascism, Capitalism and Bureaucracy
Categories: Political Science