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Rosemary Bechler

Rosemary Bechler is the mainsite editor of openDemocracy.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Four futures: life after capitalism

The alternatives we imagine are products of the times in which we live. A review of Peter Frase’s book Four Futures.

Does a fear of death lie at the heart of capitalism?

True wealth and power are found in collectives of people working together to radiate out justice and equality.

Have reports of the death of capitalism been greatly exaggerated?

Capitalism isn’t going anywhere without a fight, no matter how inventive the alternatives. 

Facing up to the capitalist within

It’s easy to blame the economic system for causing social and environmental problems, but what is that system built on? Isn’t it us?

The commons as a fount of hope

Recasting our relationships to the commons should take pride of place as we build alternatives to capitalism.

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