AmeriQuests: Narrative, Law and Society


The Ideology of Capitalism

Julius Grey

Abstract


This manuscript addresses from a range of perspectives the crisis of capitalism, claiming that it's failures are not an accident or a result of the actions of a few unprincipled men. Rather, it is a harbinger of things to come – loss of employment due to technology and globalization, a world without the myth of constant growth, tension between ethnic and national groups which seek to tilt the scale in favour of their group, a constant need for more radical technology and a fear of its unavoidable frightening side. Its one possible positive effect will occur if there emerges a new willingness to question the assumptions of capitalism and the political correctness of identity politics, shifts in both attitude and behavior that the author deems unlikely at the current juncture or in the foreseeable future.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

I. INTRODUCTION
II. THE CURRENT CRISIS
III. THE “SMALL GOVERNMENT” DEFENSE OF CAPITALISM
IV. DOES THE HISTORY OF THE 20TH CENTURY VINDICATE CAPITALISM
V. CAPITALISM AND SOVIET MARXISM
VI. THE NEW MAN
VII. INTERNATIONALISM AND GLOBALIZATION
VIII. THE ALIENATED MAN
IX. ALIENATION AND FAMILY STRUCTURE
X. CAPITALISM AND DEMOCRACY
XI. THE DOUBLETHINK OF CAPITALISM
XII. CULTURE AND CAPITALISM
XIII. THE “CONTRACT” DEFENCE OF CAPITALISM
XIV. THE POSITIVE SIDE OF LIBERAL CAPITALISM
XV. INSTITUTIONAL TAKE-OVER
XVI. CAPITALISM AND THE TOWER OF BABEL
XVII. THE NEW SYSTEM
XVIII. POLITICAL STRUCTURE IN THE NEW SYSTEM
XIX. THE NEW SYSTEM AND INDIVIDUAL HAPPINESS
XX. COURTS AND JUDICIAL REVIEW IN THE NEW SYSTEM
XXI. PHILOSOPHY, SCIENCE AND MORALITY IN THE NEW SYSTEM
XXII. WHY NOT “REAL” SOCIALISM
XXIII. HOW IS A NEW SYSTEM TO BE CREATED
XXIV. EDUCATION
XXV. DISOBEDIENCE AND WITHDRAWAL
XXVI. REFORM OF THE LEFT
XXVII. LABOUR UNIONS AS A SPECIAL INTEREST LOBBY
XXVIII. MULTICULTURALISM AND CULTURE
XXIX. CULTURE AND DEMOGRAPHY
XXX. A BOOT IN THE FACE OF MANKIND FOREVER
XXXI. CONCLUSION

Keywords


law, marxism, radicalism, Quebec, Canada

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DOI: 10.15695/amqst.v10i1.186

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