The Invention of Capitalism

The Invention of Capitalism
Author : Michael Perelman
Publisher : Duke University Press
Total Pages : 412
Release : 2000-05-03
ISBN 10 : 0822324911
ISBN 13 : 9780822324911
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Invention of Capitalism Book Description:

DIVRethinks the history of classical political economy by assessing the Marxian idea of “primitive accumulation,” the process by which a propertyless working class is created./div

The Invention of Capitalism

The Invention of Capitalism
Author : Michael Perelman
Publisher :
Total Pages : 422
Release : 2000
ISBN 10 : 6612903597
ISBN 13 : 9786612903595
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Invention of Capitalism Book Description:

Rethinks the history of classical political economy by assessing the Marxian idea of "primitive accumulation," the process by which a propertyless working class is created.

Money for Nothing the South Sea Bubble and the Invention of Modern Capitalism

Money for Nothing  the South Sea Bubble and the Invention of Modern Capitalism
Author : Thomas Levenson
Publisher :
Total Pages : 480
Release : 2020-09-03
ISBN 10 : 1784973947
ISBN 13 : 9781784973940
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Money for Nothing the South Sea Bubble and the Invention of Modern Capitalism Book Description:

A narrative of early capitalism's most famous scandal, a speculative frenzy that nearly bankrupted the British state during the hot summer of 1720 - and paradoxically led to the birth of modern finance.

Ink Your Hands

Ink Your Hands
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages : 318
Release : 2012
ISBN 10 : OCLC:914942191
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ink Your Hands Book Description:

Democratic Capitalism at the Crossroads

Democratic Capitalism at the Crossroads
Author : Carles Boix
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Total Pages : 272
Release : 2021-05-04
ISBN 10 : 9780691216898
ISBN 13 : 0691216894
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Democratic Capitalism at the Crossroads Book Description:

An incisive history of the changing relationship between democracy and capitalism The twentieth century witnessed the triumph of democratic capitalism in the industrialized West, with widespread popular support for both free markets and representative elections. Today, that political consensus appears to be breaking down, disrupted by polarization and income inequality, widespread dissatisfaction with democratic institutions, and insurgent populism. Tracing the history of democratic capitalism over the past two centuries, Carles Boix explains how we got here—and where we could be headed. Boix looks at three defining stages of capitalism, each originating in a distinct time and place with its unique political challenges, structure of production and employment, and relationship with democracy. He begins in nineteenth-century Manchester, where factory owners employed unskilled laborers at low wages, generating rampant inequality and a restrictive electoral franchise. He then moves to Detroit in the early 1900s, where the invention of the modern assembly line shifted labor demand to skilled blue-collar workers. Boix shows how growing wages, declining inequality, and an expanding middle class enabled democratic capitalism to flourish. Today, however, the information revolution that began in Silicon Valley in the 1970s is benefitting the highly educated at the expense of the traditional working class, jobs are going offshore, and inequality has risen sharply, making many wonder whether democracy and capitalism are still compatible. Essential reading for these uncertain times, Democratic Capitalism at the Crossroads proposes sensible policy solutions that can help harness the unruly forces of capitalism to preserve democracy and meet the challenges that lie ahead.

Invention and the Rise of Technocapitalism

Invention and the Rise of Technocapitalism
Author : Luis Suarez-Villa
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages : 265
Release : 2000
ISBN 10 : 0742502058
ISBN 13 : 9780742502055
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Invention and the Rise of Technocapitalism Book Description:

Technocapitalism, an emerging form of market capitalism, is rooted in invention and the development of new technologies. In this study of technocapitalism, author Luis Suarez-Villa explores the infrastructure that supports invention as well as the relationship of technocapitalism with science, corporate business, and government. The emergence of the new order is examined in the light of the historic evolution of capitalism.

Lacan and Marx

Lacan and Marx
Author : Pierre Bruno
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 232
Release : 2019-08-13
ISBN 10 : 9781000145229
ISBN 13 : 1000145220
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lacan and Marx Book Description:

Lacan and Marx: The Invention of the Symptom provides an incisive commentary on Lacan’s reading of Marx, mapping the relations between these two vastly influential thinkers. Unlike previous books, Bruno provides a detailed history of Lacan’s reading of Marx and surveys his references to Marx in both his writings and seminars. Examining Lacan’s key argument that Marx "invented the symptom", Bruno shows how Lacan went on to criticize Marx and contrasts Marx’s concept of surplus-value with Lacan’s surplus-enjoyment. Exploring the division between Marxist and psychoanalytic perspectives on social and psychological need and Lacan’s formalisation of the capitalist discourse, the book compares the positions of Althusser, Deleuze and Guattari, and Žižek on the relations between Lacan, Marx and capitalism, using a wide range of cultural examples, from Stevenson’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde to Brecht’s Joan Dark and Pierpont Mauler. Through these readings, Bruno also elaborates an extended commentary on Lacan’s central idea of the division of the subject. His focus is not only on showing how we can exit from capitalism but also, and just as importantly, on showing how we can make capitalism exit from us. This book will be of great interest to scholars and readers of Lacan and Marx from across the fields of psychoanalysis, philosophy and political economy, and will also appeal to Lacanian psychoanalysts in clinical practice.

The Confiscation of American Prosperity

The Confiscation of American Prosperity
Author : M. Perelman
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Total Pages : 239
Release : 2007-10-17
ISBN 10 : 1349370010
ISBN 13 : 9781349370016
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Confiscation of American Prosperity Book Description:

This book argues that the right-wing revolution in the United States has created deepening inequality and will lead to economic catastrophe. The author makes the case that over the past three decades the rich have confiscated wealth and income from the poor and middle class to a far greater extent than many realize, and he explores in detail important but commonly unmeasured dimensions of inequality. He also takes aim at the economics profession, criticising the analytical blinders that leave economists incapable of seeing the coming crisis.

The Motif of the Sun and its Connection to the Regional Differences in Elizabeth Gaskell s North and South

The Motif of the Sun and its Connection to the Regional Differences in Elizabeth Gaskell   s  North and South
Author : Frederic Roth
Publisher : GRIN Verlag
Total Pages : 24
Release : 2018-06-07
ISBN 10 : 9783668719835
ISBN 13 : 3668719837
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Motif of the Sun and its Connection to the Regional Differences in Elizabeth Gaskell s North and South Book Description:

Seminar paper from the year 2018 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, University of Dortmund (Institute of English and American Studies), course: The Invention of Capitalism: From Adam Smith to Marx and Engels, language: English, abstract: This term paper aims to analyse and interpret the motif of the sun in Elizabeth Gaskell’s North and South with a highly text-oriented approach. Several literary researchers have already mentioned the significance of this motif in various parts of the novel. They have also observed that the repeated references to the sun play a large part in emphasising Margaret Hale’s perception of the central dynamic between England’s industrial North and its pastoral South during the nineteenth century. This, along with several stylistically remarkable repetitions of this motif in different instances in the novel, suggests that the interpretation of these repetitions may be of value to further the literary understanding of North and South. However, none of the previous researchers has yet fully explored whether the implementation of this motif throughout North and South might offer more interpretative potential about the novel’s distinction between the two opposing regions in England. Another objection along these lines comes from Shelston who states that the displayed regional disparity in the novel is “not just about the simple geographical opposition“, but also about the “whole political culture of England“. This implies that the distinction between England’s North and South, and thereby the implementation of the motif of the sun, may be heavily intertwined with the novel’s more favourable perspective on the emergence of a capitalist society in the nation as a whole. Thus, the research question will address the following problem: How does the motif of the sun reflect Margaret’s changing perception of England’s regional disparity and what conclusions can be drawn from this concerning the author’s depiction of the emerging capitalist society in England?