The Subsistence Perspective: Beyond the Globalized Economy
Veronika Bennholdt-Thomsen, Maria MiesISBN: 1856497763;
A product of twenty years of analysis and activism, this unique book poses a radical alternative to the current free-market industrial system. A book of history, theory and polemic, the authors show how, if we are to survive, economies must become needs-based, environmentally sustainable, co-operative and local. They explain how the current capitalist system is none of these things, is inherently unstable and is dependent on the exploitation of various marginalized groups, particularly women, and ofthe environment. They call instead for a new politics and economics based on subsistence and present examples of such a perspective in practice.
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