A Theory of Capitalist Regulation: The US Experience by Michel Aglietta

By Michel Aglietta

Michel Aglietta’s path-breaking e-book is the 1st try out at a rigorous historic concept of the entire improvement people capitalism, from the Civil battle to the Carter presidency. an important record of the “Regulation School” of heterodox economics, it was once acquired because the boldest publication in its box because the vintage experiences of Paul Baran, Paul Sweezy and Harry Braverman.

This edition features a monstrous postface through Aglietta, which situates rules conception within the context of twenty-first-century capitalism.

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It is always important anyway to consider that, talking about dequalification, we refer to a tendency. Furthermore, we also have to consider that there are two different interpretations of dequalification, not necessarily parallel: the first one in a Smithian sense, as an advanced vilification of the working tasks and loss of professionality; the other one, Marxist, provokes the superfluity of the living work expelled from the working process after being substituted by the machines. 16 Cleaver (2000: 112).

These thinkers want a democracy with direct participation of the people in the political life through the community, associationism, the farms and the manufacturing concerns, etc; a participation that goes beyond even the most advanced liberal-constitutional forms. It often corresponds to a class democracy that expresses itself as a working class dictatorship, refuses the conservative society, and does not even have a contact point with the democratic instances of other various parties. Passing from English pre-Marxism to the French one, doctrinal differences come immediately to the surface.

10 Work must be read in his double composition of concrete work and abstract work. 11 The way the immediate relation is structured between living work, machines, strategies and the tactics of management and control of such relation and of all of them which result from that, inside the venture. g. Panzieri) which have “made school” in various parts of the world, thirty or forty years ago, and the last ones from the late 1980s, it is undisputable that the study of the working process in Italy, apart from special cases, has not been deepened in the dynamics of its transformation, unlike, for example, from the United States or Great Britain, where accurate analyses are still produced.

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