(The over-large text on some devices works best for smartphones)
‘The System’ Explained
and How To Organise Society Better
A work by Ed McDonnell, active in worker’s organisation
and politics for fifty years in the UK, a retired lecturer
who taught workplace union reps/shop stewards.
‘It’s the system’ – what shopfloor workers
always said to this writer when he worked
in industry and argued against the wealth
and power of employers, business people
and the rich.
‘A lesson from the Obama years – failure to
seize the opportunities offered by the great
recession to reform an economic system that
has worked against most Americans for four
decades.’ (The Observer 17-1-2021)
The state we, humanity, are in,
is ridiculous and unnecessary.
On top of the awful problems we always
have with jobs, health, recessions, war
and the rest, we’re wrecking our own
environment and allowing our world to
be governed by anti-people crazies.
With our great technical knowledge
and ability to cooperate to produce
all we need and more, it needn’t be
like this. For that, we need to get a
grip of ‘the system’, to get the basic
framework of society clear in our heads.
The Super Summary.pdf v. 2022.6C
just 2,500 words, in large text for phones/devices
5,000 words, in large text for phones/devices.
And here is the full book
A big read, at 225,000 words, but read just
to page 31, which includes the summaries
The Super Summary and The Ten Minute Read,
and you get the basics. You can print normal-
size copies of the summaries from it.
Buy the full book , printed, £11.99 plus postage,
- will help you discuss politics with others.
In large text for smart phones/devices.
As above but in smaller font for printing
- a version for progressive movements
with a small group activity for meetings.
Three One-page Charts - some of
the work’s key points as diagrams…
... how we relate in politics
… people’s right to organize as workers
… how we make all that wealth
- key extracts from the full book.
208 pages, v.2022.6C
(It is also on www.therighttoorganise.com ,
its own website).
Buy it printed from Lulu by print-on-demand,
£7.00 plus postage, from here….
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