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This is a personal project by @dellsystem. I built this to help me retain information from the books I'm reading. Currently can only be used by a single user (myself), but I plan to extend it to support multiple users eventually.

Source code on GitHub (MIT license).

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ruptural, interstitial, symbiotic

These three modes of transformation suggest very different postures towards the politics of transformation. Ruptural transformation, at least in its more radical forms (‘Smash the state’), assumes that the core institutions of social reproduction cannot be effectively used for emancipatory purpos...

Compass Points: Towards a Socialist Alternative by Erik Olin Wright
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statism, capitalism, socialism

For each of these three ideal types one can imagine an extreme form, in which only one sort of power is involved in controlling economic resources. In these terms, totalitarianism can be viewed as a form of hyper-statism in which state power is not simply the primary form of power over economic p...

Compass Points: Towards a Socialist Alternative by Erik Olin Wright
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no map is available inspo/anti-capitalism

No existing social theory is sufficiently powerful to even begin to construct such a comprehensive chart of possible social destinations beyond capitalism. It may well be that such a theory is impossible even in principle—social change is too complex and too deeply affected by contingent concaten...

Compass Points: Towards a Socialist Alternative by Erik Olin Wright
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no map is available inspo/anti-capitalism

No existing social theory is sufficiently powerful to even begin to construct such a comprehensive chart of possible social destinations beyond capitalism. It may well be that such a theory is impossible even in principle—social change is too complex and too deeply affected by contingent concaten...

Compass Points: Towards a Socialist Alternative by Erik Olin Wright
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the harms are intrinsic to capitalism

[...] the harms described are generated by mechanisms that are intrinsic to capitalism as such. This does not mean that in a capitalist society—a society with a capitalist economic structure—there is nothing that can be done to counteract these harms. But it does imply that in order for this to...

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a theory of transformation

Developing an understanding of these issues is the objective of the third general task of emancipatory social science: the theory of transformation. We can think of emancipatory social science as an account of a journey from the present to a possible future: the critique of society tells us why w...

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limits of possibility are not independent of beliefs about limits inspo/anti-capitalism

The exploration of viable alternatives brackets the question of their practical achievability under existing social conditions. Some have questioned the value of discussing theoretically viable alternatives if they are not strategically achievable. The response to such sceptics would be that ther...

Compass Points: Towards a Socialist Alternative by Erik Olin Wright
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limits of possibility are not independent of beliefs about limits inspo/anti-capitalism

The exploration of viable alternatives brackets the question of their practical achievability under existing social conditions. Some have questioned the value of discussing theoretically viable alternatives if they are not strategically achievable. The response to such sceptics would be that ther...

Compass Points: Towards a Socialist Alternative by Erik Olin Wright
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basic income's viability depends on the context

The viability of a specific institutional design, of course, may not be an all-or-nothing affair. It may crucially depend upon various kinds of side conditions. For example, a generous unconditional basic income may be viable in a country in which there is a strong, culturally rooted work ethic a...

Compass Points: Towards a Socialist Alternative by Erik Olin Wright
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emancipatory social science

Emancipatory social science, in its broadest terms, seeks to generate knowledge relevant to the collective project of challenging human oppression and creating the conditions in which people can live flourishing lives. To call it a social science, rather than social criticism or philosophy, is to...

Compass Points: Towards a Socialist Alternative by Erik Olin Wright
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emancipatory social science

Emancipatory social science, in its broadest terms, seeks to generate knowledge relevant to the collective project of challenging human oppression and creating the conditions in which people can live flourishing lives. To call it a social science, rather than social criticism or philosophy, is to...

Compass Points: Towards a Socialist Alternative by Erik Olin Wright