Roundtable

Global Capitalism

An exchange on the essay Global Capitalism: Reflections on a Brave New World

Tom Athanasiou

Tom Athanasiou

We need system change, in principle, but radical reformism, in practice, if we are to stave off crisis.

Gareth Dale

Andrew Wright

Gareth Dale Andrew Wright

The nation-state still matters—even global capitalists will at times embrace nationalism in pursuit of profit.

Herman Daly

Herman Daly

The call to replace global capitalism with global ecosocialism leaves unanswered the question of community well-being.

Bill Fletcher Jr.

Bill Fletcher Jr.

The emergence of a transnational capitalist class has not lessened tensions and contradictions between states.

Al Hammond

Al Hammond

The technology spawned by global capitalism is the key to building a better world.

Jennifer Hinton

Jennifer Hinton

We need to structure markets and business ownership for community benefit, not individual accumulation.

Dawn Paley

Dawn Paley

Political instability, violence, and war are integral to capitalist profit-making.

William I. Robinson

William I. Robinson

William I. Robinson addresses points raised by the contributors to this roundtable discussion.



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