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Jean Lievens's Blog – September 2011 Archive (2)

Envisioning Real Utopias - Erik Olin Wright

Envisioning Real Utopias - Erik Olin Wright

“Hugely rich and stimulating, Envisioning Real Utopias is many books in one: an incisive normative diagnoses of the harms done by capitalism; a masterful synthesis of the best work in political sociology and political economy over the past thirty years; an innovative theoretical framework for conceptualizing both the goals of progressive change and the strategies for their achievement; an inspiring survey of actually existing…

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Added by Jean Lievens on September 29, 2011 at 11:03 — No Comments

The Penguin and the Leviathan: The Triumph of Cooperation Over Self-Interest

Here’s a quit extensive synthesis of  “The Penguin and the Leviathan,” in my opinion a wonderful book for anyone who is interested in improving and transforming our economic and political institutions.

 

Human motivation is a subject that ‘makes me tick’. I really enjoyed reading “The Penguin and the Leviathan”, not only because it paints a much nicer picture of “human nature” than the one used by the free marketeers, but also because it gives a glimpse of a future, higher form…

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Added by Jean Lievens on September 26, 2011 at 9:00 — No Comments

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