The Ideology of Capitalism

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Julius Grey

Abstract

This manuscript addresses from a range of perspectives the crisis of capitalism, claiming that it's failures are not an accident or a result of the actions of a few unprincipled men. Rather, it is a harbinger of things to come – loss of employment due to technology and globalization, a world without the myth of constant growth, tension between ethnic and national groups which seek to tilt the scale in favour of their group, a constant need for more radical technology and a fear of its unavoidable frightening side. Its one possible positive effect will occur if there emerges a new willingness to question the assumptions of capitalism and the political correctness of identity politics, shifts in both attitude and behavior that the author deems unlikely at the current juncture or in the foreseeable future.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

I. INTRODUCTION
II. THE CURRENT CRISIS
III. THE “SMALL GOVERNMENT” DEFENSE OF CAPITALISM
IV. DOES THE HISTORY OF THE 20TH CENTURY VINDICATE CAPITALISM
V. CAPITALISM AND SOVIET MARXISM
VI. THE NEW MAN
VII. INTERNATIONALISM AND GLOBALIZATION
VIII. THE ALIENATED MAN
IX. ALIENATION AND FAMILY STRUCTURE
X. CAPITALISM AND DEMOCRACY
XI. THE DOUBLETHINK OF CAPITALISM
XII. CULTURE AND CAPITALISM
XIII. THE “CONTRACT” DEFENCE OF CAPITALISM
XIV. THE POSITIVE SIDE OF LIBERAL CAPITALISM
XV. INSTITUTIONAL TAKE-OVER
XVI. CAPITALISM AND THE TOWER OF BABEL
XVII. THE NEW SYSTEM
XVIII. POLITICAL STRUCTURE IN THE NEW SYSTEM
XIX. THE NEW SYSTEM AND INDIVIDUAL HAPPINESS
XX. COURTS AND JUDICIAL REVIEW IN THE NEW SYSTEM
XXI. PHILOSOPHY, SCIENCE AND MORALITY IN THE NEW SYSTEM
XXII. WHY NOT “REAL” SOCIALISM
XXIII. HOW IS A NEW SYSTEM TO BE CREATED
XXIV. EDUCATION
XXV. DISOBEDIENCE AND WITHDRAWAL
XXVI. REFORM OF THE LEFT
XXVII. LABOUR UNIONS AS A SPECIAL INTEREST LOBBY
XXVIII. MULTICULTURALISM AND CULTURE
XXIX. CULTURE AND DEMOGRAPHY
XXX. A BOOT IN THE FACE OF MANKIND FOREVER
XXXI. CONCLUSION
Keywords:
law, marxism, radicalism, Quebec, Canada

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How to Cite
Grey, J. (2012). The Ideology of Capitalism. AmeriQuests, 10(1). https://doi.org/10.15695/amqst.v10i1.186
Author Biography

Julius Grey, Grey Casgrain, Montréal.

Julius H. Grey (born 1948) is a Canadian lawyer and university professor. He is particularly known for his ability to use the media for the promotion of his civil rights perspective. Born in Wrocław, Poland, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1971, a Bachelor of Civil Law degree in 1971, a Master of Arts degree in 1973 from McGill University, and BCL from Oxford. Grey has been a member of the Quebec Bar and the Canadian Bar Association since 1974. Since 1976 he has been involved in numerous associations such as the Canadian Foundation for Individual Rights, serving as its president from 1985 to 1988. He has been a professor of law at McGill University from 1979 until 1993. Grey assisted in annulling a stipulation in the Charte de la langue française (Bill 101) that forbade the application of different languages on business signboards. Presently, French must merely be the main language, but others are allowed. Grey defended La servante écarlate by Margaret Atwood, the French version of The Handmaid's Tale, in the French version of Canada Reads, broadcast on Radio-Canada in 2004. Grey defended La Presse Chinoise against a defamation lawsuit filed by Falun Gong. In 2005, the Superior Court of Quebec ruled that the articles published by the newspaper did not qualify as defamation. However, a subsequent ruling by the Quebec Court of Appeal in June 2008 reversed the lower court's ruling. Grey has publicly supported the New Democratic Party. He has been rumored to be a future star candidate for the party in Montreal, following that party's successful capture of Outremont in a by-election by Thomas Mulcair on September 17, 2007; however, he did not run in the 2008 or 2011 general elections. He is considering running in the next Canadian federal election. Ad.E., B.A., B.C.L., M.A. (McGill) B.C.L. (Oxon) Barreau du Québec 1974 - Barreau du Manitoba 1978 - Faculté de droit McGill 1977 - 2003 Conférencier Université de Montréal 1977 - 1985 Président Fondation canadienne des droits de la personne 1985-1988 Conférencier Cour de droit de la personne Charlottetown 1983-1993 Médaille du Barreau du Québec 2004 Gouverneur de la Fondation du Barreau du Québec