ERIC Number: ED277628
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Will Capitalism Survive? A Challenge by Paul Johnson with Twelve Responses.
Lefever, Ernest W., Ed.
A challenge on the survival of capitalism and its future is set forth in this document. Although industrial capitalism is strong, five dangers that threaten its survival are cited: (1) the collectivist bias of Western intellectuals; (2) the influence of the ecological apocalyptics; (3) the assault on the market by big government; (4) the undermining of productivity by trade unions, and (5) the totalitarian (primarily Soviet) threat from outside the country. Twelve people from various professions and perspectives responded to the challenge: an oil executive, a political scientist, a banker, a political columnist, a labor union official, a professor of theology, a former U.S. Senator, a journalist, a Black liberation theologian, an international lawyer, a U.S. Congreeman, and the direction of the Hudson Institute. The challenge brings forth the question of the survival of capitalism as well as its varying forms. The contributors address that question as well as the question of capitalism as a moral issue. (APG)
Descriptors: Capitalism, Democracy, Ecological Factors, Economics, Ethics, Government (Administrative Body), Political Science, Resource Materials, Totalitarianism, Unions
Ethics and Public Policy Center, 1030 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Ethics and Public Policy Center, Washington, DC.