Overcoming Capitalism

by Tom Wetzel
Overcoming Capitalism
  • ISBN-13: 9781849354707
  • Author(s): Tom Wetzel
  • Subject: Political activism
  • Publisher: Ak Press
  • Imprint: Ak Press
  • Publication Date: 06-10-2022
  • Format: p/b

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Overcoming Capitalism is a book about strategy, particularly how the powerless can get the upper hand. And it's written for everyone - not a specialised, self-selected audience. Tom Wetzel carefully explains how capitalism works and how the structure is stacked against us with an eye toward where power lies and how we can tip the scales. The book is a twenty-first century reworking of the approach to unionism. The United States has a dramatic history of workers organising on the job. In the last seventy odd years labour organizations have made peace with owners, and wages, various protections, and safety have all diminished. All during an era that, despite its ups and downs, has been extremely profitable for the ownership class. Wetzel provides a solution to that failure by showing how a democratic outcome can be built into the method of struggle for social change, giving working people the means to ensure they will end up in control of the labor process and will build a from-the-bott
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Overcoming Capitalism is a book about strategy, particularly how the powerless can get the upper hand. And it's written for everyone - not a specialised, self-selected audience. Tom Wetzel carefully explains how capitalism works and how the structure is stacked against us with an eye toward where power lies and how we can tip the scales. The book is a twenty-first century reworking of the approach to unionism. The United States has a dramatic history of workers organising on the job. In the last seventy odd years labour organizations have made peace with owners, and wages, various protections, and safety have all diminished. All during an era that, despite its ups and downs, has been extremely profitable for the ownership class. Wetzel provides a solution to that failure by showing how a democratic outcome can be built into the method of struggle for social change, giving working people the means to ensure they will end up in control of the labor process and will build a from-the-bott