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What capitalism needs

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From unemployment to Brexit to climate change, capitalism is in trouble and ill-prepared to cope with the challenges of the coming decades. How did we get here? While contemporary economists and policymakers tend to ignore the political and social dimensions of capitalism, some of the great economists of the past – Adam Smith, Friedrich List, John Maynard Keynes, Joseph Schumpeter, Karl Polanyi and Albert Hirschman – did not make the same mistake. Leveraging their insights, sociologists John L. Campbell and John A. Hall trace the historical development of capitalism as a social, political, and economic system throughout the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. They draw comparisons across eras and around the globe to show that there is no inevitable logic of capitalism. Rather, capitalism’s performance depends on the strength of nation-states, the social cohesion of capitalist societies, and the stability of the international system – three things that are in short supply today.

SKU: 37954 Category: Tag:
Subtitle: Forgotten lessons of great economists.
Author: Campbell, John L. & John A. Hall
Year: 2021
ISBN: 9781108487825
Pages: 500
Language: English
Publisher: Cambridge university press
Publisher's city: Cambridge
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