Technodemocratic economic theory : from capitalism and socialism to democracy /
Reza Rezazadeh.
1st ed. --
Platteville, Wis. : Eternalist Foundation, c1991.
viii, 359 p. ; 24 cm.
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Platteville, Wis. : Eternalist Foundation, c1991.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 338-356) and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 1991-12:
Rezazadeh (political science, University of Wisconsin Platteville) argues that modern technology, under either capitalism or socialism, benefits only a small group in the attainment of power and wealth. The author believes that technology's great productivity should be used not only to abolish poverty, but also to enlarge opportunities and choices, and to free all individuals from dull and uninspiring work. To achieve these ends radical new institutions are proposed, to form a "technodemocratic economy." This "technodemocracy" would include economic and social democracy as well as political democracy. Ownership of the means of production would be held by workers (economic democracy); equality of opportunity and a classless society (social democracy) would be maintained by prohibiting all inheritance. Wise and less materialistic choices would be cultivated by improved educational arrangements and the extension of information necessary for wise choices to all people. The author deserves credit for stimulating interest in humanistic ideas. However, his proposals certainly will be challenged by students of human behavior, government, and economic institutions. See also Samuel Bowles, David M. Gordon, and Thomas E. Weisskopf, After the Waste Land: A Democratic Economics for the Year 2000, (CH, Jun'91). College and university libraries.-P. M. Titus, emeritus, Kenyon College
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