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Title: A 'Real utopia': Would Mill disagree?
Authors: Rodrigues, João 
Caldas, José Castro 
Issue Date: Jun-2008
Publisher: Centro de Estudos Sociais
Serial title, monograph or event: Oficina do CES
Volume: 309
Place of publication or event: Coimbra
Abstract: This paper relates Bowles and Gintis's egalitarian proposal for a redistribution of assets from capitalists to workers to Mill's arguments for cooperatives and market socialism. The existing parallel between these two proposals, which stem from seemingly antagonistic traditions of thought, separated by almost one hundred and fifty years of theoretical disputes, practical drawbacks of socialist efforts, and unanticipated turns in the development of capitalism, is evidence of the resilience of an approach to social improvement of which Mill is one of the leading figures. Our main point is that a comparative reading of these two contributions not only illuminates the common themes covered and highlights problems and difficulties present in both, but suggests avenues of research which take their complementary strengths on board.
ISSN: 2182-7966
Rights: openAccess
Appears in Collections:I&D CES - Oficina do CES

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