Table of Contents

Table of Contents

(as of 11.1.2023)

PREFACE

  • 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
  • Transportation
  • 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

CHAPTER SEVEN – IN CONCLUSION

BIBLIOGRAPHY