Any social democrats here who know any good books about Social Democracy here?
Books about Social Democracy?
That's the DemSoc logo not SocDem.
Social Democracy: The Enemy Within by Harpal Brar
Please don't become a Social Democrat
Its best form of goverment
The communist manifesto
There we go. Third times a charm.
Basically you should read Socialist/Leftist theory with a grain of salt and scepticism.
Rousseau is a good starting point.
Keynes for economics.
Social-Democracy is basically pragmatism.
Holy shit. Wtf happened to this board?
These threads are all Cointelpro, reddit newfags, and Holla Forums shills do not let anyone else convince you of anything different
If we keep bullying them they'll leave eventually
Socialist AND Rousseau/Keynes, which ARE NOT socialist, of course. I should have it clearer. My bad.
Liberals aren't pragmatic, if they were, they would realise that state-owned industries are just better in a lot of sectors.
nazis arnt bad though
Gonna take a side-road and offer some interesting insight into the slow-motion collapse of British Social Democracy during the 1970s, via a history of Britain in the 1970s.
Don't agree with everything in it but it seems a fair enough overview, plus unlike dry theory it'll actually be fun to read.
Of course not cuz you actually think that Social Democracy (Capitalism) is sustainable.
What's with the sudden influx of threads about SocDems and/or intentionally stirring up antagonism between SocDems and other board "factions"?
Social Democracy is more sustainable than commonly accepted even if capitalism is in the long term fucked.
Eliminate the private debt problem and prevent some shitty policy decisions leading to inflation and you remove most of Porky's impetus to destroy Social Democracy in an act of sheer short termism.
Remember when everyone thought the future would belong to Japan? Well, in terms of the influence of private debt on investment and growth it did. Most of us are headed that way unless action that should've been taken in 1965 is taken now.
Oh ho ho
Life can be cruel
Life in Tokyo
Didn't Keynes advocate for inflationary policy?
Did not expect this
>even if capitalism is in the long term fucked.
Tankie, I know that reading a book is beyond you but surely even you can read a fucking tweet.
Well yeah, but in Britain it was up in the double digits because Heath really fucked things up trying to rush-grow the economy before joining the EEC.
Frankly I'd be tempted (off the cuff, without really considering implications too strongly) to advocate highly inflationary policy now. If you could find some way to ensure wages kept up and interest was capped, it might offer a way out of our debt-nightmare without officially writing anything off. (Which may be politically courageous.)
Funny you say that somehow I'm the incompetent one here. Projection much?
you get the bullet too
The point was that Social Democracy didn't have to collapse in the 1970s, and that essentially for as long as capitalism survives or some other unforeseen problem arises like earth catching fire, social democracy will be the best way to manage capitalism.
But since I know you're fond of arguing in bad faith anyway:
Really what I want to do is provoke another world war. That's the real reason I love the 1970s - because we were getting close. After the war we could blame the Germans again (we always do) and make them feel terrible, then I could travel to Berlin, find an ersatz Rosa and give her the 🅱.
And what exactly are you basing any of this conjecture on?
Absolutely nothing whatsoever. It was the neoliberal illuminati orcs that destroyed my snowflake version of capitalism, not capitalism's evolution !!!
Read this: marxisthumanistinitiative.org
Primarily a loose hypothesis that private debt and the rate of profit are linked.
Drink bleach, presumptuous pissant.
Social democrats showing their penchant for wonderful argumentation yet again
I tried to keep it short for your benefit, if you'd prefer I'll revise it down to the keywords. My apologies that some of them have more than one syllable.
"Reform or Revolution" by Rosa Luxemburg
Steve Keen: Debunking Economics
It's a good read even for Marxists
This thread is full of garbage responses to a serious question. Try The Primacy of Politics by Sheri Berman. The basic theses is that Francis Fukuyama's end of history theses is true, but liberal democracy is not the end of history, social democracy is.
I mean, I'm a SocDem and even I have some trouble answering the question. There aren't any books I'm aware of that offer a single rundown on social democracy in the way that you can get ones on socialism. There are plenty on specific governments or policy agendas, or responses to specific crises - but no real overarching thing.
I'll read the book you suggest. (here's a PDF to save anyone else interested time.)
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Keynes General Theory
Anything on Keynesian economics