Is there a book about why capitalism and socialism are bad and that we need to find a common ground/between?
I need to read at least two books about this topic for my research paper.
- pgreenLv 67 years agoFavorite Answer
You should look at "mixed economy" (wikipedia, among others,
has a related article and a list of books).
Now, as I thought a lot about the topic, am not too influenced
by the usual pundits, and have seen both system (and a third
one) at work, this is how I see it:
Capitalism, as it recognizes human freedom, has less flaws than
socialism, and its cousin nationalism, which consider people as
owned by "society" in the form of the state or the nation and other
A drinkable cocktail (cursor theory) might include
* two thirds of "capitalism" (in an extensive definition including
primacy of individuals, freedom, human rights, personal property,
* one third of socialism (role of society : common rules, safety,
supervision, assistance, common interests and missions).
The (state / nation / public bodies) socialism share could even
be reduced by including enough "hybrid" private (= voluntary
membership) / public (=not too discriminatory) bodies such as
associations, cooperatives, fundations, mutual and cooperative