The Accumulation of Freedom: Writings on Anarchist Economics

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The only crisis of capitalism is capitalism itself. Let's toss credit default swaps, bailouts, environmental externalities and, while we're at it, private ownership of production in the dustbin of history. The Accumulation of Freedom brings together economists, historians, theorists, and activists for a first-of-its-kind study of anarchist economics. The editors aren't trying to subvert the notion of economics—they accept the standard definition, but reject the notion that capitalism or central planning are acceptable ways to organize economic life.

Contributors include Robin Hahnel, Iain McKay, Marie Trigona, Chris Spannos, Ernesto Aguilar, Uri Gordon, and more.

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Deric Shannon is a PhD. candidate in sociology at the University of Connecticut, where he studies prefigurative politics and radical social movements. He is a co-editor of the book Contemporary Anarchist Studies: An Introductory Reader of Anarchy in the Academyand the author of numerous articles and book chapters, typically on radical political thought. He is a member of the Workers Solidarity Alliance, Queers without Borders, and co-runs the independent record label, Wooden Man Records.

Anthony J. Nocella, II, while finishing his Ph.D. in Social Science at Syracuse University, he teaches at SUNY Cortland and Le Moyne College in Criminology and life skills at a youth detention facility. He is also an associate of a number of scholarly institutes including the Program on the Analysis and Resolution of Conflicts (PARC) and is the Executive Director of the Central New York Peace Studies Consortium and the Institute for Critical Animal Studies (ICAS). His books include Terrorists or Freedom Fighters?(ed.), Academic Repression(ed.), Igniting a Revolution(ed.), and Contemporary Anarchist Studies(ed.).

Dr. John Asimakopoulos is Executive Director of the scholar-activist Transformative Studies Institute (TSI) and Associate Professor of Sociology at the City University of New York, Bronx. He is also editor in chief of Theory in Action, an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal and is working with TSI to establish a new accredited, free and progressive graduate school operated by scholar-activists. John's work focuses on labor, globalization, and social theory championing the formation of counter ideology, independent working class media and educational institutions, and direct action.

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