Disgusted with the technical jargon of economists, the ups and downs of the economy, and its forces [that] make a mockery of our democracies; his purpose was to explain the functioning of the capitalist economy to his daughter in a logical common sense, critical approach and pose the possibility of making the world a better place.
In examining historical parallels, I recently reread Wilhelm Reichs Mass Psychology of Fascism. Arguments over whether the United States is a fascist society or not are less important than understanding the conditions that have given rise to the form of authoritarian government, with a representative democratic face, we experience. 21st-century society is not a reproduction of 1930s Europe. But we can learn from previous historical eras.