Critique of Economic Reason

By carefully delineating the existential and cultural limits of economic rationality, he emphasizes the urgent need to create a society which rejects the work ethic in favor of an emancipatory ethic of free time.

Critique of Economic Reason

André Gorz’s earlier books—from Ecology as Politics to Farewell to the Working Class and Paths to Paradise—have informed and inspired the most radical currents in Green movements in Europe and America over the last two decades. In Critique of Economic Reason, he offers his fullest account to date of the terminal crisis of a system where every activity and aspiration has been subjected to the rule of the market. By carefully delineating the existential and cultural limits of economic rationality, he emphasizes the urgent need to create a society which rejects the work ethic in favor of an emancipatory ethic of free time. At the heart of his alternative is an advocacy not of “full employment,” but of an equal distribution of the diminishing amount of necessary paid work. He presents a practical strategy for reducing the working week, and develops a radical version of a guaranteed wage for all. Above all, he argues that a utopian vision is now the only realistic proposal, and that “economic reason must be returned to its true—that is subordinate—place.”

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Critique of Economic Reason
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Andre Gorz
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-01-10 - Publisher: Verso Books

André Gorz’s earlier books—from Ecology as Politics to Farewell to the Working Class and Paths to Paradise—have informed and inspired the most radical currents in Green movements in Europe and America over the last two decades. In Critique of Economic Reason, he offers his fullest account to date of the
Critique of Economic Reason
Language: en
Pages: 250
Authors: André Gorz
Categories: Hours of labor.
Type: BOOK - Published: 1989-01-01 - Publisher: Verso Books

Major French thinkers shows how the discourse of economics warps thought.
Capitalism, Socialism, Ecology
Language: en
Pages: 147
Authors: André Gorz
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 1994 - Publisher: Verso

In this major new book, Andre Gorz expands on the political implications of his prescient and influential Paths to Paradise and Critique of Economic Reason. Against the background of technological developments which have transformed the nature of work and the structure of the workforce, Gorz explores the new political agendas
Capitalism, Socialism, Ecology
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Andre Gorz
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-01-16 - Publisher: Verso Books

In this major new book, Andre Gorz expands on the political implications of his prescient and influential Paths to Paradise and Critique of Economic Reason. Against the background of technological developments which have transformed the nature of work and the structure of the workforce, Gorz explores the new political agendas
The Theory of Capitalism in the German Economic Tradition
Language: en
Pages: 575
Authors: Peter Koslowski
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-11-11 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

The theory of capitalism and of the economic order is the central topic of the German economic tradition in the 20th century. Capitalism has not only been the topic for Marxist economics and for the Frankfurt School but also for the Historical School and for the postmarxist theory of capitalism