David Schweickart

David Schweickart

David Schweickart is Professor of Philosophy at Loyola University Chicago. His primary areas of research are social and political philosophy, philosophy and economics, and Marxism. His main focus has been on developing and defending, as both economically viable and ethically desirable, a socialist alternative to capitalism, which he calls Economic Democracy. His research includes a large project on Third World poverty, determining what sort of economic structure a poor country should put in place in order to optimize genuine development over time for all its citizens, when not constrained by local elites or international interference. He is the author of three books and co-author of one, his latest being After Capitalism (2002). He holds a PhD in Mathematics (University of Virginia) and a PhD in Philosophy (Ohio State University).

GTI Contributions
Roundtable contribution on Money - David Schweickart
Contribution to GTI Roundtable On Money
An exchange on the essay Money for the People

August 2017

If we want a sustainable and equitable economy, we need to abandon capitalism.

Visions of Regional Economies in a Great Transition World
Paper Series
Visions of Regional Economies in a Great Transition World

Rich Rosen and David Schweickart analyze the dominant models of capitalism and socialism from the twentieth century to identify key lessons learned that must be kept in mind in building a more just, equitable, and sustainable economic system. They then proceed to outline three model economic arrangements that would embody the values of a Great Transition future.