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Parecomic: Michael Albert and the Story of Participatory Economics

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Parecomic is a graphic novel about something that affects us all: the system we live in--what's wrong with it, and how we might be able change it for the better.

Written by Sean Michael Wilson, and drawn by Carl Thompson, Parecomic is about Michael Albert--the visionary behind "participatory economics"--and his life's struggle as a left-wing activist in the US.

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Paperback, 224 pages
Published March 12th 2013 by Seven Stories Press (first published January 1st 2013)
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Michael Walker
Feb 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Excellent stuff. I must have been quite a task to take about 40 years of personal and cultural history AND complicated sociological theory and make it into a visual version that boths flows well and has interesting art in it...but Wilson and Thompson pulled it off.
The Parecon ideas are still a bit confusing to me, but I understood almost nothing about them before i read this graphic novel. Now i think i get the basic aspects, and they seem like reasonable things to me. Better than the way we do
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Sean Wilson
Oct 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Hi , I am the writer of this visual version, thanks for your nice reviews.

It was great to gain further understanding of these issues and this history from Michael Albert and Noam Chomsky. That is one of the lovely things about writing books - you learn a lot yourself in the process.

Please check out some of our other history/sociology/politics type graphic novels - we have done several and more coming. Such as our best selling book of this type so far ‘Portraits of Violence’ or the book about to
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Ian Forsyth
Aug 25, 2015 rated it it was ok
Bad as a comic, poorly written and paced, should be a book, this is less about his theory of participatory economics and more his autobiography. Nothing against the theory of parecon, this format is bad for it
John
Jul 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Ok it is up to you to decide whether you agree with the ideas or not. However, i gave it four starts as it was the first time that i read a comic book on politics. I liked the idea
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Sean Michael Wilson is a comic book writer from Scotland. He has had around 30 books published with a variety of US, UK and Japanese publishers, including: a comic book version of A Christmas Carol ('Best of 2008’, Sunday Times), AX:alternative manga ( 'Best ten books of 2010’, Publishers Weekly), Parecomic (with an introduction by Noam Chomsky, his first contribution to a book in graphic form). H ...more