Apostles of Greed : Capitalism and the Myth of the Individual in the Market
Privatization, the tax revolt amd globalism have all served the interests of a wealth-owning minority to the detriment of the vast majority, and it is free market theory that has masked the control of co-operative economic activity by wealth-owners. Beginning with the roots of market theory in the work of Mandeville, Locke and Smith, this work contrasts the myth of the individual with the reality of the modern corporation, with oligopoly and with oligarchic domination of social life. Reaganism, Thatcherism, Mulroneyism nd other neoconservative propositions and prejudices are examined, as is the assault on Keynsianism. The book makes a case for an alternative of social ownership, individual initiative and market forces in which economic democracy would overcome the self-centred greed of corporate capitalism.
- Hardback | 187 pages
- 138 x 216 x 19.05mm | 262g
- 01 Jul 1995
- PLUTO PRESS
- London, United Kingdom
Table of contents
The origins of the theory of competitive individualism; the origins of the modern corporation and oligopolies; the heirarchical command structures of corporate capitalism; the influence on wealth-owners in political life; the destructive consequences of the international capitalist market; the case for economic democracy.
About Allan Engler
Allan Engler has been active in the Marxian left as a writer and speaker for thirty years. He has been a full-time officer for the Canadian Brotherhood of Railway, Transport and General Workers.