Michael Lebowitz is a Canadian Marxist economist. He is the director of the “Transformative practice and human development” program at the Venezuela-based left-wing think tank, the Centro Internacional Miranda. He is professor emeritus of economics at Simon Fraser University and author of Build it Now: 21st Century Socialism and the 2004 Isaac Deutscher-prize winning Beyond Capital: Marx's Political Economy of the Working Class. His latest book is The Socialist Alternative: Real Human Development.
The Dangerous Minds blog spoke with Lebowitz about his latest book and the ideas it contains. The discussion also touches on Venezuela's attempts to build grassroots democracy through the communal councils and communes, on whether Sweden is socialist and on the healthcare systems in the United States and Canada.
Source: Dangerous Minds