Table of Contents
(as of 11.1.2023)
- About the Author
- Central Purpose
- The Structure of the Book
- The Research and Writing Process
- Approaches to Reading the Book
CHAPTER ONE – A LITTLE CONTEXT
- The Great Divide
- Escaping the Silos
- Integrating The Silos
CHAPTER TWO – CAPITALISM DEFINED
- What is capitalism? – our politics’ rhetoric
- Capitalism defined
- What is an economy for? – our view
- The rich and corporations understand how capitalism works
- About Neoliberalism
- Wealth Supremacy – the most successful social movement of the last 100 years
CHAPTER THREE – CAPITALISM – KEY FEATURES
- Some Context
- The role of the Scientific Revolution
- Free Markets?
- Capitalists Capture Government and Politics
- Regulatory Capture
- Capitalism produces precarity – persistent insecurity
- The capitalist system is unstable – the self-regulating market system?
- The capitalist system operates on unequal power relationships.
- Private property and rent
- Capitalism tends towards monopoly.
- Competition – avoided or eliminated wherever possible
- Capitalism concentrates wealth and income.
- Anonymous Capitalism
- Capitalism controls investment of most financial and other resources.
- Capitalism features ubiquitous use of “external” costs.
- Capitalism works on a short investment time horizon.
- Capitalism does not provide for housing, healthcare, education, and other family needs
- Capitalism distorts, changes, and creates human demand and consumption.
- Misapplication of markets
- Capitalism disaggregates the production of goods and services.
- Global Capitalism – Globalization
- Capitalism requires endless growth on a planet with finite resources.
- Is capitalism a system?
- Slavery, colonialism, and the use of state power.
CHAPTER FOUR – MONEY AND THE FINANCIAL SECTOR
- What Is Money and How Does It Work?
- Modern Monetary Theory
- What Is the Financial Sector?
- The Components of the Financial Sector
- Financialization – from production to extraction
CHAPTER FIVE – HOW DOES THIS COMPARE TO AMERICAN VALUES?
- My children will be better off than me
- Hard work pays off – social mobility
- Everyone is equal
- Your life is in your own hands – the land of opportunity
- Justice and the Rule of Law
CHAPTER SIX – PRECARITY – HOW WE EXPERIENCE CAPITALISM.
- Labor Precarity
- Housing Precarity
- Food Precarity
- Education Precarity
- Precarity for Women
- Health Precarity
- Precarity of Time
- Aging and Retirement Precarity
- Mental Health Precarity
- Attention Precarity
- Is Precarity a Global Phenomenon?
- Precarities – concluding