Market socialism

Critical Review: A Journal of Politics and Society 6 (4):517-557 (1992)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

Can market socialism realize the socialist vision of the good society by ending exploitation and alienation, substantially reducing inequalities of wealth and income, ensuring full employment, and correcting other market irrationalities? A comparative analysis of the organizational forms of capitalism (notably the small owner?operated firm and the large corporation) and market socialism (the self?managed cooperative that rents its capital from the state) reveals the relative efficiencies of capitalism in reducing transaction costs, in turn reducing the opportunities for exploitation. By contrast, the transaction cost inefficiencies of the organizations of market socialism permit and encourage forms of exploitation that are precluded or discouraged under capitalism.

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 74,429

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Analytics

Added to PP
2011-10-18

Downloads
34 (#340,681)

6 months
2 (#276,905)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Citations of this work

Self‐Management: Is It Postmodernist?Peter Abell - 1995 - Critical Review: A Journal of Politics and Society 9 (3):341-348.
Libertarianisms: Mainstream, Radical, and Post.W. William Woolsey - 1994 - Critical Review: A Journal of Politics and Society 8 (1):73-84.

Add more citations

References found in this work

Anarchy, State, and Utopia.Robert Nozick - 1974 - New York: Basic Books.
The Economic Basis of Deliberative Democracy.Joshua Cohen - 1989 - Social Philosophy and Policy 6 (2):25.
The Structure of Proletarian Unfreedom.G. A. Cohen - 1983 - Philosophy and Public Affairs 12 (1):3-33.
A Preface to Economic Democracy.Robert H. Dahl (ed.) - 1985 - University of California Press.

View all 11 references / Add more references