In the current era, with declining coverage and power of trade unions across most capitalist nations and with neoliberalism rampant, the prospects for either laborism
or social democracy seem so much more elusive.
The Brisbane Worker featured many editorials and opinion pieces calling for conscription of wealth or dual conscription, or both, justifying such calls in the name of Laborism
Massey, 'A century of Laborism
and the state, 1891-1993: an historical interpretation', ibid.
Denise Dresser, Neo-populist Solutions to Neo-liberal Problems: Mexico's National Solidarity Program (San Diego: Center for US-Mexican Studies, 1991); Steven Levitsky, From Laborism
to Liberalism: Institutionalization and Labor-Based Party Adaptation in Argentina (1983-1997) (Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Harvard University, 1999).
As a newspaper proprietor he had business interests to defend against Labor's socialist objective, but, as his business career blossomed, he retained his belief that liberalism and laborism
shared much common ground and that governments had a moral duty to manage economic activity for the material advantage of both capital and labour
Yet neither it is laborism
, at least not in its postwar or Whitlamist senses (i.
Furthermore, the pillars of the 'Australian Settlement' (1) that underpinned laborism
as a political ideology and lasted almost a century as part of a bipartisan consensus--compulsory state arbitration, White Australia and protection--were all enacted prior to the second Fisher Labor government by Liberal Protectionist governments albeit with Labor's support.
But for those non-Japanese interested in "the Japanese model" as a halfway house between laborism
on the one hand and Reaganism (or Thatcherism) on the other, but indifferent to foreign terminology like kigyoshugi and shain, I do not believe that Matsumoto's book adds much on net, even in authenticity, to e.
Massey, 'A Century of Laborism
, 1891-1993: An Historical Interpretation', Labour History, no.
Whereas many other union executives rejected the idea of ALP-sponsored 'industrial groups' being set up in their union to fight the influence of Communists, in 1947 the ASE's executive committee welcomed a visit from a representative of the newly-established Industry Groups Committee to address members on the virtues of Laborism
and the evils of Communism.
See also Neil Massey, 'A century of laborism
and the state, 1891-1993: An historical interpretation', Labour History, no.
Massey, ' A Century of Laborism
, 1893-1991: a historical interpretation', Labour History, no.