What They Are Saying about After Capitalism: Economic Democracy in Action

The second edition of Dada Maheshvarananda’s After Capitalism: Economic Democracy in Action is available from Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, and Ananda Marga Publications. With six new essays and abundant fresh resources, such as the Sarkar Game and material for designing PROUT study and action circles, the new edition a must read for anyone interested in a viable alternative to capitalism.

Here’s what people in the know have to say about it:

“An ambitious and stimulating attempt to connect spiritual principles with the pragmatic work of building a better world.”
— Gar Alperovitz, author of America Beyond Capitalism

“A broad ecological, social, political, and spiritual awareness informs this vision of a new economic future. Its vivid real-world examples are clear, accessible language demonstrate that a more beautiful world is within our grasp.”
— Charles Eisenstein, author of Sacred Economics


“With grace and intelligence, Dada Maheshvarananda illuminates paths of personal enlightenment and global transformation. In an epoch when global capitalism ravages our planet and destroys communities, his perspective is a refreshing account of cooperative forms of life that provide alternatives to a world of greed and injustice.”
— George Katsiaficas, activist and author of Asia’s Unknown Uprisings

“After Capitalism is a crucial contribution towards figuring out where we want to go, not only after capitalism, but now, as we try to build the new world within the old. It is so important not only because of the thoroughly considered vision it presents, but also because it incorporates a spiritual dimension that is missing from most post-capitalist visioning.”
— Gregory Wilpert, author of Changing Venezuela by Taking Power

“The world is in urgent need of new ideas on how to house, feed and shelter us all, without destroying the planet we are on. After Capitalism is a rich and varied warehouse of new ideas and new thinking that will do much to contribute to a better humanity and a better world.”
— Kevin Cahill, author of Who Owns the World

“I enthusiastically recommend this book for a college classroom and for those who are organizing for economic and social justice.”
— Peter Bohmer, activist and faculty in Economics and Political Economy, The Evergreen State College

“The search is on for new ways to inhabit a strained earth. There are plenty of interesting leads in these pages that will get you thinking!”
— Bill McKibben, author Earth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet

“The constitutional proposals of PROUT are the ethical summary of everything that humanity needs to accomplish universal fraternity. The importance of PROUT is that its vision of a new world is not just concerned with political, social and economic relationships, but also with education, gender relationships and spirituality.”
— Frei Betto, activist and author of the bestseller Fidel and Religion

“From Caracas, where the author is putting his ideas into practice, comes this accessible guide to the spiritual socialism of P.R. Sarkar. Activists working on contemporary issues from local food production to economic inequality will find much of value in this innovative volume.”
— Jeffery M. Paige, author of Agrarian Revolution

“The very concept of After Capitalism is liberating. This book is a must for those of us who are striving for a more equitable, ethical and just world–one which views society and the environment holistically and ethically.”
— Frank Emspak, Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin; CEO and Executive Producer of Workers Independent News

“Dada Maheshvarananda’s book enriches the paradigm of P.R. Sarkar, who proposes that human development in its highest sense should be the goal of economic development. It has the power to construct itself in a post-capitalist project.”
— Marcos Arruda, author of External Debt: Brazil and the International Financial Crisis

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