Have you ever considered what the middle ground between capitalism and socialism would look like? Socially Mixed Ecomies offers a tantalizing snapshot of this brave new world, a third way born of compromise by countries accepting that social gains can develop in opposed systems. John Weber takes the reader on an intellectual journey through the give-and-take of post Cold War history. Drawing on examples from Europe, the United States, and the developing world this provocative work suggests that today's political landscape is far from polarized between purely socialist and capitalist regimes. Rather than documenting the triumph of pure capitalism over pure socialism, by means of different country-specific examples, Weber illustrates how much of today's political fabric has been shaped by concessions. The result is a socially mixed ecomy, of coexisting capitalist and socialist structures. This is essential reading for ecomists, political scientists, and historians seeking to understand the evolution of a new transitional society and its important, unprecedented consequences for twenty-first century world politics.
The late John Weber was a self employed writer living in New York.