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Table of Contents

(as of 12.16.2023)

PREFACE

About the Author

Central Purpose

The Research and Writing Process

Approaches to Reading the Book

Understanding Charts and Graphs

INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER ONE – A LITTLE CONTEXT

Escaping the Silos

Orthodox Economics

Integrating The Silos

The Rich and Corporations

CHAPTER TWO – CAPITALISM DEFINED

What is capitalism? – our politics’ rhetoric

Capitalism defined

What is an economy for? – our view

CHAPTER THREE – THE NEOLIBERAL WEALTH  SUPREMACY STRATEGY

The rich and corporations understand how capitalism works

About Neoliberalism

Neoliberal Wealth Supremacy – the most successful social movement of the last 100 years

CHAPTER FOUR – CAPITALISM – KEY FEATURES

Some Context

The role of the Scientific Revolution

The Great Divide

Free Markets?

Capitalists Capture Government and Politics

Regulatory Capture

Capitalism produces precarity – persistent insecurity

The capitalist system is unstable

Capitalism operates through unequal power relationships.

Private property and rent

Capitalism tends towards monopoly.

Capitalism concentrates wealth and income.

Anonymous Capitalism

Capitalism controls investment

Capitalism features ubiquitous use of “external” costs.

Capitalism works on a short investment time horizon.

Capitalism does not provide for housing, healthcare, education, and other family needs

Capitalism distorts, changes, and creates human demand and consumption.

Misapplication of markets

Capitalism disaggregates the production of goods and services.

Global Capitalism – Globalization

Capitalism requires endless growth on a planet with finite resources.

Is capitalism a system?

Slavery, colonialism, and the use of state power.

CHAPTER FIVE – FINANCIALIZATION, MONEY, AND  THE FINANCIAL SECTOR

Financialization – from production to extraction

What Is the Financial Sector?

What Is Money and How Does It Work?

Modern Monetary Theory

CHAPTER SIX – HOW DOES THIS COMPARE TO AMERICAN VALUES?

My children will be better off than me

Hard work pays off – social mobility

Everyone is equal

Your life is in your own hands – the land of opportunity

Justice and the Rule of Law

CHAPTER SEVEN – PRECARITY – HOW WE EXPERIENCE CAPITALISM.

Labor Precarity

Housing Precarity

Transportation

Food Precarity

Education Precarity

Precarity for Women

Health Precarity

Precarity of Time

Aging and Retirement Precarity

Mental Health Precarity

Attention Precarity

Is Precarity a Global Phenomenon?

CHAPTER EIGHT – IN CONCLUSION

BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX