Transforming Private Control Over Political Production

This panel will discuss an array of concrete institutional barriers to democracy under neoliberalism, including the legal configurations of property, markets, economic development, political representation, campaign finance, corporations, labor unions, central banking, and international trade agreements. Given the complexity and social embeddedness of our institutional arrangements, how can we possibly democratize the economy? Can we have democracy without class hierarchy? Without private ownership? What are our alternatives? Each panelist will present a work-in-progress, followed by a roundtable discussion of new institutional arrangements that might help us move beyond neoliberal stasis.