Cultural contradictions of socialism

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Humanities
Department Philosophy
Creator Kukathas, Chandran
Title Cultural contradictions of socialism
Date 2002-11-22
Description While no one has yet announced the death of capitalism, reports of its imminent demise have been as numerous as they have been exaggerated. Such reports have usually been bolstered by thoughtful analyses of the fundamental contradictions of capitalism, which was expected to come sliding-if not crashing-down under the weight of its own inconsistencies. Leaving aside Karl Marx's own predictions, twentieth-century analysts as diverse as Joseph Schumpeter, Daniel Bell, and Jurgen Habermas have asserted that the contradictions of capitalism could only mean that its days were numbered. Alas, all that has been established by these analyses is that predictive failure is no impediment to market success: either the consumer's demand for such theories of capitalism's failures is naturally robust, or supply continues to generate its own demand.
Type Text
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Volume 20
Issue 1
First Page 165
Last Page 190
Subject Economic systems; Social organization
Subject LCSH Socialism; Capitalism; Economics
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Kukathas, C. (2003). The cultural contradictions of Socialism. Social Philosophy; and Policy, 20(1), 165-90.
Rights Management (c)2003 Cambridge University Press
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2021-05-06
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