Against the Grain

Against the Grain – February 16, 2004

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Life After Capitalism. We Leftists spend most of our time asserting what we’re against, but very little time thinking about what we’re for. At a World Social Forum panel last month, Michael Albert addressed the question: what might life look like after capitalism? He envisions a system of participatory economics, or parecon, in which workers and consumers would make crucial decisions about their lives in self- managing councils.