Capitalist Sorcery: Breaking the Spell by Isabella Stengers, Phillipe Pignarre, Andrew Goffey

By Isabella Stengers, Phillipe Pignarre, Andrew Goffey

An English translation of La Sorcellerie Capitaliste - a passionate yet pragmatic critique in political philosophy. It diagnoses capitalism as a 'system of sorcery with no sorcerers'. Capitalism paralyses us in ways in which resembles sorcery and the booklet is worried to examine methods we'd shield ourselves opposed to the sort of process.

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Although I have given several examples of the third, it seems to be comparatively rare. I have not found any important cases of the fourth. 40 Pursuing this example, many cooperatives are, of course, self-governing. Frequently, they are also autonomous (although subject to general workplace and company legislation). Finally, they are often self-created. The governing board of a central bank is at the opposite ends on each of these three dimensions. 37 38 39 40 Pierre (1893), pp. 126–28, 163–64.

The downside of this system is that the quality of argument is reduced by the fact that the electors do not have to put their vote where their mouth is. Many other committees only use, or are supposed only to use, arguing and voting. S. Supreme Court, the German Constitutional Court, the Open Market Committee of the Federal Reserve Board, and the Governing Council of the European Central Bank. Given the opacity of all these institutions but the first, it is usually impossible to tell whether some issue-based bargaining also takes place – for instance, in the form of vote trading.

1, 253. For some experiments in deliberative democracy, see Lang (2007) on British Columbia, Fishkin et al. (2010) on China, and Fishkin et al. (2008) on Greece. 20 The Normative Study of Collective Decision Making that the spouses (1) are more or less good at, (2) find more or less irksome, and (3) assess as more or less important. Thus one spouse may find it easy and not too unpleasant to clean the house, but care little about the house being clean. The other may differ on one or several of these dimensions.

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