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Civilising Global Capital By Mark Latham

Civilising Global Capital by Mark Latham

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An assessment of how Australia might renew its social democracy. The author's ideas stem from the new radical centre, a rejection of outdated claims of both a rampant free market and an overbearing state paternalism. He embraces values of social and community responsibility and equality of access.

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Civilising Global Capital: New Thinking for Australian Labor by Mark Latham

'The Australian people are again looking to Labor for the next generation of public policy ideas and reforms. This is why Mark Latham's book is so valuable. It is a fresh and thoughtful assessment of the means by which Labor might renew its program for social democracy.' - Gough WhitlamGlobal capital treats us all with ruthless efficiency. We are either consumers, factors of production, or a deadweight loss. Our human aspirations - individual and social - are feeling the pressure of globalisation.Globalisation has left parties and politicians struggling for solutions. The political Right has not been able to show, once the active role of government is withdrawn, how individual liberty alone can answer the insecurity and remorseless inequity of an open economy. The choice between market freedom, with its army of working poor, and the failings and unsustainable costs of the welfare state, is barely a choice at all. It simply points to the need for a third way. Internationally, parties of the Left are responding by reasserting the public values and policies of a good and compassionate society. The choices made by the ALP and other social democratic causes will determine, perhaps permanently, whether these goals remain feasible.In this book, Mark Latham declares as irrelevant the old politics of the Left/Right divide. He embraces a different set of values and policies - social responsibility, equality of opportunity and merited reward, public mutuality and the wholesale devolution of governance. Fresh solutions to the problems of unemployment, economic sovereignty, tax and welfare are available to us. Latham shows why they are needed, and how they might work.Civilising Global Capitalism offers a rich and cohesive store of ideas to reconcile the global economy with the values of a decent society. To read it is to take part in the regeneration of Australia s social democracy.

About Mark Latham

MARK LATHAM is the Member for Werriwa, having been elected to the Federal Parliament in January 1994. He is among the new generation of Labor thinkers and parliamentarians, presently serving as Shadow Minister for Education and Youth Affairs.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Gough WhitlamAcknowledgementsIntroductionPART I-THE CHASE FOR GLOBAL CAPITAL1 National capital2 Global capital3 Competitive advantage4 New political economy5 Fiscal crisis of the state6 Economic rationalism7 Economic nationalism8 New growth policies9 Industry policy10 Conclusion: responding to globalisationPART II-POLICIES FOR THE NEW ECONOMY11 The new economy12 Income inequality13 Economic exclusion14 Employment creation15 Financing government16 Conclusion: Superseding the marketPART III-MANAGING THE COMMONS17 The theory and practice of social justice18 Questions of legitimacy19 Overloaded government20 First principles21 Managing the commons22 A role for government23 ConclusionPART IV-A POST-FORDIST WELFARE STATE24 Shifting sands25 Functional flexibility26 Place management...

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Civilising Global Capital: New Thinking for Australian Labor by Mark Latham
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