Capitalism and Its Economics: A Critical History

‘Addresses one of the most an important questions of the present period. ... Dowd brings ambitious traits to this demanding job. a powerful achievement.’ Noam Chomsky

‘This is a piece of enlightenment that might be intelligible to scholars and non-economists.’ Edward S. Herman

This vintage publication is a perfect creation to financial idea and the dominance of capitalism, perfect for college students of financial conception and historical past. Now completely revised and up to date, this new version contains a new preface and an extra bankruptcy through the author.

Analysing the connection among monetary concept and capitalism from 1750 to the current, Douglas Dowd examines the dynamic interplay of 2 techniques: the old realities of capitalism and the evolution of financial concept. He demonstrates that the examine of economics celebrates capitalism in ways in which make it essential to classify monetary technology as natural ideology. A completely glossy background, this ebook indicates how economics has develop into ideology. a thorough critic of capitalism, Dowd surveys its dangerous effect around the globe and all through historical past.

The booklet comprises biographical sketches and short analyses of the foremost proponents and critics of capitalism all through historical past, together with Adam Smith, Thomas Malthus, Jeremy Bentham, John Stuart Mill, Karl Marx, Thorstein Veblen, Rosa Luxemburg, John Maynard Keynes, Paul Samuelson, Milton Friedman, and Eric Hobsbawm.

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The Dawn of the Arab Uprisings: End of an Old Order?

By Ziad Abu-Rish

The sunrise of the Arab Uprisings sheds gentle at the historic context and preliminary effect of the mass uprisings that experience shaken the Arab international considering that December 2010. the quantity records the 1st 9 months of the Arab uprisings and explains the backgrounds and trajectories of those renowned events and regime options to include them. It offers severe research and every now and then first-hand bills of occasions that experience got little or superficial assurance in Western and Arab media alike. whereas the e-book makes a speciality of these states which were most influenced by way of the uprisings, inlcuding Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, Libya, Yemen, and Syria, it additionally covers the effect on Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Algeria, Palestine, Lebanon, and Iraq.
because the preliminary part of the uprisings subsides, counter-revolution units in, and grand narratives crystallize, you will need to bear in mind the range of reactions that emanated from activists, students, and others because the uprisings have been first unfolding. during this feel, the quantity information the world of probabilities, either imaginitive and functional, positive and pessimistic, that have been spread out as humans sought to make feel of the swiftly unfolding events.
the amount contains a ahead through Roger Owen, an advent by means of the editors, and an Epilogue via Madawi al-Rasheed. the majority of the amount is split into 3 units of sections. the 1st part comprises theoretical, conceptual , and comparative chapters. the subsequent set of sections (each with an advent) include chapters on Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Bahrain, Yemen, and Syria. The 3rd part (with an advent) is entitled "Regional Reverberations," and contours chapters on Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Algeria, Iraq, Palestine, and Lebanon. The authors, lots of whom dwell within the international locations affected, supply distinct realizing and first-hand debts of occasions that experience bought superficial and partial insurance in Western and Arab media alike. The sunrise of the Arab Uprisings covers the complete variety of concerns all in favour of those historical occasions, from political financial system, to the position of social media, to overseas politics, gender, exertions, and effect on tradition, making this the proper one-stop advent to the occasions for the amateur and professional alike.

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Virtue, Commerce, and History: Essays on Political Thought and History, Chiefly in the Eighteenth Century (Ideas in Context)

By J. G. A. Pocock

This ebook collects essays by way of Professor Pocock involved largely with the historical past of British political idea within the eighteenth century. a number of of the essays were formerly released (though they've got no longer all been commonly available), and a number of other look right here for the 1st time in print.

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American Capitalism: Social Thought and Political Economy in the Twentieth Century (Politics and Culture in Modern America)

By Nelson Lichtenstein

At the sunrise of the twenty-first century, the legitimacy of yankee capitalism turns out unchallenged. The hyperlink among open markets, fiscal progress, and democratic good fortune has turn into universal knowledge, not just between coverage makers yet for lots of intellectuals in addition. during this example, although, the prior has hardly ever been prologue to modern self belief within the unfastened industry. American Capitalism provides 13 thought-provoking essays that designate how numerous contributors, many renowned intellectuals yet others partisans within the combative global of industrial and coverage, engaged with anxieties concerning the seismic fiscal adjustments in postwar the United States and, within the procedure, reconfigured the early twentieth-century ideology that placed critique of monetary strength and privilege at its center.

The essays ponder a vast spectrum of figures—from C. L. R. James and John Kenneth Galbraith to Peter Drucker and Ayn Rand—and issues starting from theories of chilly warfare "convergence" to the increase of the philanthropic correct. They learn how the shift clear of political economic system at midcentury lead the way for the Nineteen Sixties and the "culture wars" that undefined. individuals interrogate what was once misplaced and won whilst intellectuals moved their concentration from political financial system to cultural feedback. the amount thereby deals a blueprint for a dramatic reevaluation of ways we must always take into consideration the trajectory of yank highbrow background in twentieth-century United States.

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Helping People Help Themselves: From the World Bank to an Alternative Philosophy of Development Assistance (Evolving Values for a Capitalist World)

David Ellerman relates a deep theoretical foundation for a philosophy of improvement, whereas supplying a descriptive, functional recommendation of the way ambitions of improvement could be larger set and met. starting with the statement that improvement counsel enterprises are inherently based to supply aid that's finally unhelpful by means of overriding or undercutting the capability of individuals to aid themselves, David Ellerman argues that the simplest procedure for improvement is a drastic aid in improvement assistance. The locus of initiative can then shift from the would-be helpers to the doers (recipients) of improvement. Ellerman provides quite a few tools for transferring initiative which are oblique, allowing and autonomy-respecting. 8 consultant figures within the fields of schooling, neighborhood association, financial improvement, psychotherapy and administration thought together with: Albert Hirschman, Paulo Freire, John Dewey, and Søren Kierkegaard reveal how the main subject matters of supporting autonomy between everyone is primarily the same.

David Ellerman is at present a vacationing pupil within the Economics division on the college of California at Riverside.

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The Economics of Overtime Working

By Robert A. Hart

A variety of participants all through overseas hard work markets paintings hours in way over their regular contractual hours. Robert Hart provides the 1st finished financial assessment of this phenomenon, interpreting theoretical, empirical and coverage features of extra time hours and pay. He makes use of special overseas proof drawn from the united states, Western Europe and Japan in his comparative overview of work offer and insist and compensating differential versions of extra time habit.

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From Slavery to the Cooperative Commonwealth: Labor and Republican Liberty in the Nineteenth Century

By Dr Alex Gourevitch

This ebook reconstructs how a bunch of nineteenth-century exertions reformers appropriated and radicalized the republican culture. those "labor republicans" derived their definition of freedom from an extended culture of political idea courting again to the classical republics. during this culture, to be unfastened is to be self sufficient of somebody else's will - to be based is to be a slave. Borrowing those rules, hard work republicans argued that salary workers have been unfree as a result of their abject dependence on their employers. employees in a cooperative, nonetheless, have been thought of loose simply because they both and jointly managed their paintings. even though those hard work republicans are rather unknown, this e-book info their detailed, modern, and useful viewpoint on either American heritage and the association of the financial system.

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The Road from Mont Pelerin: The Making of the Neoliberal Thought Collective

By Philip Mirowski

What precisely is neoliberalism, and the place did it come from? This quantity makes an attempt to respond to those questions via exploring neoliberalism’s origins and development as a political and fiscal stream.

Although sleek neoliberalism used to be born on the “Colloque Walter Lippmann” in 1938, it simply got here into its personal with the founding of the Mont Pèlerin Society, a partisan “thought collective,” in Vevey, Switzerland, in 1947. Its unique club was once made of transnational economists and intellectuals, together with Friedrich Hayek, Milton Friedman, George Stigler, Karl Popper, Michael Polanyi, and Luigi Einaudi. From this small starting, their rules unfold through the international, fostering, between different issues, the political systems of Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan and the Washington Consensus.

The street from Mont Pèlerin provides the most important debates and conflicts that happened between neoliberal students and their political and company allies concerning alternate unions, improvement economics, antitrust guidelines, and the impact of philanthropy. The ebook captures the intensity and complexity of the neoliberal “thought collective” whereas interpreting the varied ways in which neoliberal discourse has come to form the worldwide economy.

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The Exclusionary Politics of Asylum (Migration Minorities and Citizenship)

This critique of the securitization and criminalization of asylum looking demanding situations the declare that asylum seekers 'threaten' receiving states. It analyzes contemporary coverage advancements when it comes to their wider ancient, political and ecu contexts and argues that the united kingdom reaction effectively renders asylum seekers as scapegoats.

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The Languages of Political Theory in Early-Modern Europe (Ideas in Context)

By Anthony Pagden

This quantity experiences the idea that of a political 'language', of a discourse composed of shared vocabularies, idioms and rhetorical concepts, which has been largely influential on contemporary paintings within the background of political concept. the gathering brings jointly a few essays by way of a distinct staff of foreign students, at the 4 dominant languages in use in Europe among the top of the fourteenth and the start of the 19th century. they're: the language of political Aristotelianism and the usual legislations; the language of classical republicanism; the language of trade and the industrial society; and the language of a technological know-how of politics. each one writer has selected a unmarried point of his or her language, occasionally the paintings of a unmarried writer, in a single case the background of a unmarried workforce, and proven the way it made up our minds the form and improvement of that language, and the level to which each and every language was once a reaction to the problem of alternative modes of discourse.

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