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"The Case for Economic Democracy" — A Book for JoeWrote Readers
Why Americans Have a Right to Vote on Their Economy
If you’re wondering what I’ve been doing with my time since being fired, here’s your answer. I wrote a book. And I’m going to release it to premium subscribers, week by week.
The book is titled The Case for Economic Democracy. If you’re familiar with my writings, you know establishing economic democracy (a.k.a. Socialism) is one of my primary goals. (I previously wrote an article under the same name.) As the title suggests, the book holds a comprehensive yet easy-to-understand case for why Americans have a right to control their economy, just as they do their government.
The Case for Economic Democracy starts with the history and practice of political democracy, explores the contemporary economy’s shortcomings, and then finishes with an argument for extending democracy to the economic sphere. The final chapters provide examples of what economic democracy looks like in practice, and how we can obtain them.
Readers of The Case for Economic Democracy will learn:
The history and rationale of political democracy, better preparing them to support pro-democracy causes,
How the modern American economy operates contrary to these democratic principles,
That workplaces function as miniature autocracies and why they need to be democratized,
The similarities between political democracy and economic democracy,
3 real-world methods of enacting economic democracy, and
Why economic democracy is the beating heart of Socialism.
Much like my other articles, this book is clear, easy to understand, and straightforward. There’s no “legalese” or complex terminology that only econ professors can understand. It’s fun, digestible, and (to pat myself on the back), pretty damn persuasive.
If you’d like to read it, become a paying subscriber of JoeWrote. You’ll get a new section every Friday afternoon, giving you something to read over the weekend.
I’ll post the introduction chapter this Friday, December 2nd. After that, it will be exclusive to premium subscribers. If you want to understand the “why” and “how” of Socialism, as well as support my work advancing progressive ideas and politics, this book is for you.