I am a bit of a Karl Marx and Elinor Ostrom groupie i.e its class struggle and the creation of common pool property rights/ownership of the means of production by the population with ecological rules built in.
Liberatarian Marxism, strong and democratic property rights with a future that looks more wiki than central plan, but give Michael Albert a try! He is currently touring the UK
Sunday 24th October, 4pm - 6pm
Room 014, The David Building, Anglia Ruskin University - Meet at 3.45pm at the main entrance on East Road
Michael Albert, renowned lifetime US activist and economic visionary is visiting Cambridge this October as part of his UK tour. The talk is open to all, and is co-sponsored by The Cambridge Action Network and Anglia Ruskin University’s Justice and Community Research Unit.
Albert’s political activism dates back to the 1960s when he was a member of Students for a Democratic Society, and was active in the anti-Vietnam War movement. He co-founded South End Press and Z Communications, and has written numerous books and articles. He developed along with Robin Hahnel the economic vision called participatory economics, which provides a compelling and socially just alternative to economic relations under capitalism.
To find out more about Michael Albert and his speaking tour see: www.ppsuk.org.uk/matour/
To find out more about participative economics, see http://www.zcommunications.org/zparecon/parecon.htm
Meeting organised by Cambridge Action Network - http://www.cambridgeaction.net/ and Anglia Ruskin University’s Justice and Community Research Unit. See the event on Facebook here http://www.facebook.com/?sk=events#!/event.php?eid=157038877649960 and invite your friends along
Hope to see you there on the 24th...