Full title: The cancer stage of capitalism : from crisis to cure / John McMurtry.
Author/creator: McMurtry, John, 1939-.
Call Numbers: G 2013/4635
Record Identifier: 74VKmAWbZkaZ
Contents: xiii, 378 p. ; 24 cm., Machine generated contents note: 1.Decoding the Cancer System and its Resolution -- How China and the West Collaborate in Destroying the Living World Without Knowing It -- Explanatory Model versus Metaphor -- How Global System Images Reverse Reality -- The Primary Growth Circuit of the Money-Sequence Cancer System -- The Public Investment Alternative Known to Work -- Cancer and Disconnection from the System Causing It -- Tracking the Cause of the Cancers We Already Know -- The Frame of Meaning: Full-Spectrum System Attack on Life-Organization -- Understanding Causation Against Disease Masking -- Recognizing the System Disease as Taboo -- More Deadly as a Causal Mechanism than the Bubonic Plague -- Junk Food Claws and Other Deprivations of Life-Means in Globalizing Metastasis -- Conflation of Life-Needs and Commodity Desires -- Not Zero Growth, But Zero Bad Growth -- Living with the Disease: How I Came to Recognize the Cancer Stage of Capitalism --, Contents note continued: Connecting the Multiple Pathways of Attack on Social Life-Organization -- Explaining the Deep Structure of Global Economic Collapse and Recovery -- Beyond the Shock Doctrine: The Meta-Programme of the Global Cancer System -- There is No Such Thing as Society: Destruction of Social Life-Organization to Grow Transnational Money-Sequences -- The Real Entitlement System: Transnational Money-Sequencing Eating Societies Alive -- Diagnostic History: Emergence of the Cancer System Across Nations and Time -- The Non-Shock Pathologization of Society Growing Beneath Connected Diagnosis -- The Cancer System in Formation: The 1991 Eco-Genocide of Iraq as Signal of the Meaning -- The 9-11 Strategy to Reset World Uprising to No Resistance -- The Rising World Awareness Prior to 9-11 -- The 9-11 Construction in Historical Overview -- New Orleans and the Failed US State -- Decoding the Deep-Structural Lies that Block Social-Immune Recognition --, Contents note continued: From South to North, West and East: System Tumours in the First World -- From Big-Oil Devastation to Nuclear Meltdown: Decoding the Global Cancer Driver -- A Diagnostic Summary of Degenerate Trends: The Cancer System's Invasion at All Levels of Global Life-Organization -- Synopsis, Clarifications and Illustrations -- The Overpopulation Argument -- Principled Summary of the Cancer Pattern -- Social Choice by Self-Regulation versus Deterministic Explanation and Fate -- Life-Capital Sequences versus Money-Capital Sequences: The Turning Point of Understanding and Recovery -- Re-Grounding in Life-Capital Against the Epochal Eco-Genocides -- Seeing through the Magic Thinking of the System -- Beyond the Classical, Marxian and Neo-Classical Models: The Basic Framework of Meaning -- Capital, Goods and Investment: Resetting Understanding to Life-Coherence -- Blocks Against Life-Value and Capital Recognition by Even Life-World Theory --, Contents note continued: Understanding Life-Capital versus Money-Capital Today -- 2.The Ancient Taboo -- Thinking Past the Ruling Order as Age-Old Taboo East and West -- Classical Asian Philosophy More System-Oppressive than the Greek -- Critical Thought as Social-Immune System -- The Suspension of Critical Thought in a Dark Age -- Late Modernity's Questions Begin to Rise -- Critical Social Principles from the Twentieth Century On -- Value-Free Èconomic Laws' as Automatized System Enforcement -- The Mathematical Incarceration of Economics in Money-Sequences -- Philosophy Institutes the First Premise of Economics as Rationality Itself -- From Methodological Censorship to Ruling Value-Programme -- Thinking Beyond the Social Script as an Obligation of Human Life -- Recognizing Healthy versus Diseased Ruling Value-Systems -- Re-Grounding in Life-Necessity to Recognize the Usurpation of Society -- Life-Protective Rule of Law Overridden but Available --, Contents note continued: Technology as Saviour or Destroyer: Unmasking the Ruling Fetishism -- The Ruling Value-Programme behind T̀echnological Society' and the S̀oulless Mega-Machine' -- 3.The Pathologization of the Free Market -- The Real Free Market -- Recovering from the Social Amnesia of the Real Free Market -- Money-Sequencing to More versus Exchanging for Life-Goods -- The Unseen Mutations of Adam Smith -- Unfreedoms Masked as Freedoms -- Freedom to Consume -- Freedom of the Seller -- Freedom of the Producer -- Freedom from Government Interference -- Lower Costs -- The Free Market as Democracy -- The Global System's Covert War -- The Unseen Programme of Carcinogenic Assumptions -- Manufacturing the Public Debt Crisis: Decoding the Historical Turn to Money-Sequence Rule -- Mutations of State Policy to Turn Social Spending into Money-Sequencing -- The Case of Canada as Representative of the World Revolution Backwards --, Contents note continued: Bloodlust of the Neo-Cons as Counter-Revolution Succeeds -- The Inner Logic of the Transnational Corporate Rights System -- The Genetic Code of the System: To Convert All Life-Goods to Private Money-Sequences -- Predictable System Effects in Destroying Planetary Life-Organization -- 4.The Social Immune System and the Cancer Stage of Capitalism -- The Underlying Defence System of Society and its Evolution -- The Social Immune System -- Without the Social Immune System We are Dead -- Society's Real Defence System -- Knowing-the Enemy -- How to Tell Social Health from Social Disease -- The Immune System Model Across Social and Organic Life-Organization -- Individuality and Social Life-Requirements not Opposed but Interdependent -- Marx's General Formula of Money Capital and its Alternative -- From the Welfare State Compromise to Transnational System Mutations -- Re-Grounding in the Universal Life-Requirements of Human Health --, Contents note continued: (1).Income Security: Continuity of Life-Means to Members of Society -- (2).Human Vocation: Functioning Contribution of Citizens to Society's Real Life-Requirements -- (3).Sustaining the Life-Carrying Capacities of the Environmental Life-Host -- How the Money-Sequence Cancer Explains the Reverse of Human and Natural Evolution -- The Nature of the Cancer Agency -- The Emergent Disease Pattern -- All Power to the Banks: Recovering from Amnesia of their Coup -- Social Immune System Collapse Behind the Global Crisis -- 5.The Paradigm Shift: From Cancer System to Life-Capital Economy -- The Missing Life-Base of Economics -- The Absurd Metaphysics Not Seen -- Recovering the Life-Ground that is Ruled Out -- The Life-Blind Mechanism as This-Worldly God -- The Lost Choice Space: Decoding the Laws of the Cancer -- Understanding the System as an Absolutist Social Morality that Cannot Be Questioned --, Contents note continued: Recognizing the Money-Sequence System as Carcinogenic: From Reaganomics and Mass Layoffs to EU Bank Absolutism -- Tracking the Future Out of the Past: Money-Sequencing versus Life-Capital -- Reversing Civilization as Money-Sequence Freedom -- The Life-Capital Base: The Wealth that Creates More Life-Wealth Without Loss -- Economic Necessities and Life-Flourishing -- Life-Capital: The Base of the Real Economy and Cure -- Re-Grounding Well-Being Indexes in Life-Parameters -- Getting Life-Capital Right -- Life-Capital Accountability versus Money-Sequence Multiplication -- Getting Past the Myth of the Invisible Hand -- The Common Life-Ground and the Life-and-Death Struggle for It -- The Common Life-Ground Defined -- Even Ecological Economics Falls Short of Life-Coherent Economy -- Tracking the Rogue Pathways of the Money-Sequence of Value -- Masking the Carcinogenic Logic as Necessity, Freedom, and the Social Good --, Contents note continued: Formal Recognitions of the Life-Destructive Corporate Money-Sequences -- Life-Killing Commodities as Middle Term of Private Money-Sequence Growth -- Money-Sequencing to More Across Domains of System Life-Destruction -- The Cancer System at the Marrow: Transnational Money-Sequences Multiplying with No Other Function -- The General Formula of the Money-Sequence Cancer -- The Public Banking Alternative Kept Invisible -- Beyond Money-Sequence Amnesia -- Debt-Servicing Obligations = Bleeding Societies Dry -- The IMF: Life-Capital Wrecking Ball for Full-Spectrum Money-Sequence Invasion -- The Law of Inverse Relation -- Human Nature or System? The Killing Fields of Rwanda -- Twenty Years Later: The Money-Sequence Dismantling of Greece -- The New Totalitarianism: Transnational Money-Sequencing Consuming Life and Life-Bases as its Metabolism of Growth -- 6.The Great Vehicle of the Civil Commons -- Finding the Common Life-Ground: The Case of France and Europe --, Contents note continued: Equating the Economy to Transnational Money-Sequencing: The European Union and its Crisis -- Structural Blindness of the Global Market Paradigm: The Case of the World Bank in Conflict -- A Republican Leader Recognizes the Cancer System -- Decoding the Civil Commons Ground Beneath Parties and Money-Sequence Positions -- The Great Sickness Marches On with No Paradigm Shift Conceived -- The Hidden World of the Civil Commons: Defining the Lost Ground and Choice-Space of Human Society and World Civilization -- Decoding the Civil Commons Base of Human Evolution -- The Origin and Through-Line of the Civil Commons in Socially Constructed Language and Rules -- Destruction of Knowledge and Creation Sharing by the Transnational Money-Sequence System -- System Overview -- The Civil Commons Nature of the Great Spiritual Meanings -- The Civil Commons Usurped: The Lost Moral Compass of the Contemporary State --, Contents note continued: The Undeclared War of Corporate States versus Civil Life-Standards from 1991 On -- The Lawless Reversal of Civilization, the Cure in Law, and the Big Lie of Free Trade -- The Ultimate Choice: Standing for Society's Life Against the Transnational Money-Sequence Occupation -- People Will Not Accept It If They Know: Re-Grounding in the Life-Principled Base of All Human Advance -- Beyond the Reverse Propaganda of the System: Understanding the Formation of Citizens in Free Community and Moral Civilization -- The Collapse of Distinction Between Common Interest and Money-Demand Growth -- Self-Reliant Freedom Provided by Civil Commons, Not by Corporate Market -- Life-Capital Principles of Public-Sector Organization-Against Carcinogenic Corporate Bureaucracy -- The Life-and-Death Choice-Space of the World: Latin America Before and After 2000, Canada versus Norway Today -- Life-Capital Values and Investment: The Known Imperatives of Recovery --, Contents note continued: Progressive Taxation as a Primary Principle of Responsible Government -- The Logic of Prosperity and Recovery Across Developed and Developing Worlds -- The Inner Logic of Self-Multiplying Ìnvestments' that Consume the World with no Life-Function -- Reclaiming Public Resources = Recovering from the Money-Sequence Cancer System -- The Unseen Civil Commons Base: Public Resources for Public Control and Benefit Across the Board -- Reclaiming Citizen Life-Security and Flourishing by Public Option - -- An Anatomy of Why P̀ublic-Private Partnerships' Rob the Public -- Tracking the Falls of Japan and the European Union to Today -- The Lesson Writ Large: The Macro Law of Economic Failure -- From Cancer System to Cure: An Overview of the Four System-Deciders -- The Life-versus-Death Choice-Space of Europe Over 60 Years -- The Financial Inner logic of the Great Sickness --, Contents note continued: Austerity Programmes = Bleeding Peoples to Death to Pay the Banks More for Their Failure = Cancer Spiral -- How Did Europe Go So Wrong? -- Decoding the Financial Erasure of Responsible Government -- Locking in Money-Cancer Rule by Reverse Projection -- The Bank of Banks Ruling Behind the Scenes -- Public Banking System as Long Known but Repressed Imperative of Economic Weil-Being -- For-Profit Money Creation by Private Debt-Issue Already Rejected by Sound Economics -- Decoding the Beast: The Carcinogenic Takeover of the World Economy in Motion -- Recovering from Financial Coma by Connection -- The Paradigm Shift that Cannot be Coherently Denied -- The Ultimate Determiner of Economic Liberation: Public Policy and Secure Funding for Common Life-Capital Advance -- The Long Pull Beyond the Great Sickness: Overcome the Impoverishment of Mothers and Children First -- The Case of Brazil's Bolsa Familia as Global Lesson --, Contents note continued: Structural Poverty Reduction Across Borders: Defined and Funded Public Policy Determination Decides the Economic Liberation -- Recovery by Life-Capital Investment: The Lesson of Public Spending that Works -- Beyond Equality and Inequality as System Symptoms: Public Spending to Enable People's Lives as Supreme Economic Goal -- Concrete Examples -- The Carcinogenic Investment Cycle in Reprise -- The Unspoken War -- The Reclamation of Society by Democratic Methods and Public Investment -- What the Occupy Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street Movements have Lacked -- The Grammar of Democratic Recovery: Transformation by Life-Capital Policy-Deciders -- Beyond Keynes and Marx to Public Investment in Life-Capital -- Regaining Life-Bearings for Earth Recovery: The Life-Capital Principles of Ecological Economy -- Latin American Leaders and First Peoples on the World Destruction -- The Recovery Begins at the Level of Life-Capital Meaning --, Contents note continued: The Life and Life-Capital Measure -- The Ultimately Regulating Principles of Human Advance and Extinction -- The Real Ecological Economics: Life-Capital Economy Clarified and Distinguished -- Knowing the Power of Sovereign Democracy Against the Financial Cancer -- The Three Rs of Eco-Literacy: From Civil Commons Motto to First Principles -- The Clarifying Questions of the Three Rs of Eco-Literacy as Formulae for Terrestrial Life-Recovery -- Reduce by Rational Allocation to What Life-Capacities Require to Flourish -- Re-Using Life-Goods as Goods: The Second R̀' Towards Real Economy and Non-Waste Recovery -- The Social Immune Response is Underway but Incoherent -- Re-Use as Political Economy Defended by Law -- System-Wide Recovery -- Sustainability as Re-Usability After Use -- Real Efficiency: Recycling for the Future -- From System Ignorance to Material Control -- Beyond the Theoretical Mind-Locks of the Ruling Paradigm --, Contents note continued: The Lost Value Base of Economics: Life-Coherent Supply and Demand -- The Inner Logic of Recovery: Public Investment to Meet Life-Capital Demand -- Seeing the Matter Whole.
Publishers: London : Pluto ; Black Point, N.S. : Fernwood ; New York, NY : Distributed in the USA exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, c2013.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
MMS ID: 991020663579702626