Golden Rule

The Investment Theory of Party Competition and the Logic of Money-Driven Political Systems
Author: Thomas Ferguson
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022616201X
Category: Political Science
Page: 440
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"To discover who rules, follow the gold." This is the argument of Golden Rule, a provocative, pungent history of modern American politics. Although the role big money plays in defining political outcomes has long been obvious to ordinary Americans, most pundits and scholars have virtually dismissed this assumption. Even in light of skyrocketing campaign costs, the belief that major financial interests primarily determine who parties nominate and where they stand on the issues—that, in effect, Democrats and Republicans are merely the left and right wings of the "Property Party"—has been ignored by most political scientists. Offering evidence ranging from the nineteenth century to the 1994 mid-term elections, Golden Rule shows that voters are "right on the money." Thomas Ferguson breaks completely with traditional voter centered accounts of party politics. In its place he outlines an "investment approach," in which powerful investors, not unorganized voters, dominate campaigns and elections. Because businesses "invest" in political parties and their candidates, changes in industrial structures—between large firms and sectors—can alter the agenda of party politics and the shape of public policy. Golden Rule presents revised versions of widely read essays in which Ferguson advanced and tested his theory, including his seminal study of the role played by capital intensive multinationals and international financiers in the New Deal. The chapter "Studies in Money Driven Politics" brings this aspect of American politics into better focus, along with other studies of Federal Reserve policy making and campaign finance in the 1936 election. Ferguson analyzes how a changing world economy and other social developments broke up the New Deal system in our own time, through careful studies of the 1988 and 1992 elections. The essay on 1992 contains an extended analysis of the emergence of the Clinton coalition and Ross Perot's dramatic independent insurgency. A postscript on the 1994 elections demonstrates the controlling impact of money on several key campaigns. This controversial work by a theorist of money and politics in the U.S. relates to issues in campaign finance reform, PACs, policymaking, public financing, and how today's elections work.

Monetary Economies of Production

Banking and Financial Circuits and the Role of the State
Author: Louis-Philippe Rochon,Mario Seccareccia
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1781003955
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 304
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With its central focus on money and its link with the production sphere, this book explores how best to adapt the fundamental ideas of the circulationist perspective to achieve a better understanding of the financialisation of the productive apparatus

Issues in American Politics

Polarized politics in the age of Obama
Author: John Dumbrell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134059159
Category: Political Science
Page: 196
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This wide ranging book provides readers with a reliable and lively guide to contemporary American political practices, processes and institutions. Essays in the proposed volume will cover phenomena such as the Tea Party upsurge in the Republican Party, Obama’s health care reforms, recent changes to campaign funding emanating from the key Citizens’ United Supreme Court decision, US foreign policy after the War on Terror, Obama's presidential strategy and issues relating to polarisation and partisanship in US politics. This work is essential reading for all students of American Politics and US Foreign Policy.

Ruling Capital

Emerging Markets and the Reregulation of Cross-Border Finance
Author: Kevin P. Gallagher
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801454603
Category: Political Science
Page: 232
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In Ruling Capital, Kevin P. Gallagher demonstrates how several emerging market and developing countries (EMDs) managed to reregulate cross-border financial flows in the wake of the global financial crisis, despite the political and economic difficulty of doing so at the national level. Gallagher also shows that some EMDs, particularly the BRICS coalition, were able to maintain or expand their sovereignty to regulate cross-border finance under global economic governance institutions. Gallagher combines econometric analysis with in-depth interviews with officials and interest groups in select emerging markets and policymakers at the International Monetary Fund, the World Trade Organization, and the G-20 to explain key characteristics of the global economy. Gallagher develops a theory of countervailing monetary power that shows how emerging markets can counter domestic and international opposition to the regulation of cross-border finance. Although many countries were able to exert countervailing monetary power in the wake of the crisis, such power was not sufficient to stem the magnitude of unstable financial flows that continue to plague the world economy. Drawing on this theory, Gallagher outlines the significant opportunities and obstacles to regulating cross-border finance in the twenty-first century.

Das Geld Der Zukunft


Author: Bernard A. Lietaer
Publisher: New Media German Language
ISBN: 9781400039425
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 480
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Today's financial system is seen by the most as having a fixed size. Bernard A. Litaer challenges this perspective by showing that there were different economic systems in history and that our present system has arisen from a tacit and problematic collective acceptance. He sees the future in the development of complementary currencies. He explains which money is necessary for which needs and how we can commonly create it. Money only exists because of trust -- where trust has been destroyed, money is loosing its value; chaos and poverty are sad consequences. Lietaer has written an exciting and informative book for anyone who is aware of economic problems, from interested laymen to bankers. Das Geld- und Finanzsystem, wie wir es heute kennen, wird von den meisten als feste Grosse, ja als gottgegeben betrachtet. Bernard A. Lietaer zeigt dagegen, dass es im Laufe der Geschichte ganz andere Systeme gegeben hat und unsere derzeitige Finanzordnung einer stillschweigenden -- inzwischen hochst problematischen -- kollektiven Ubereinkunft entspringt. Die Zukunft sieht er in der Entwicklung von komplementaren Wahrungen. Er erlautert, welches Geld wir fur welche Aufgabe benotigen und wie wir es gemeinsam erschaffen konnen. Denn Geld besteht nur aufgrund von Vertrauen. Wo dieses Vertrauen zerstort wird, verliert Geld seinen Wert; Chaos und Armut sind die traurigen Folgen. Lietaer hat ein ebenso spannendes wie informatives "Enthullungsbuch" geschrieben, das sich vom interessierten Laien uberneugierige Banker an alle wendet, die sich der Geldproblematik bewusst sind.

Business and the State in International Relations


Author: Ronald W. Cox
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 278
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Challenging the traditional notion that state officials act autonomously in formulating and implementing international policy, the contributors to this volume argue that the influence of organized business groups has been consistently underestimated in recent decades. Each uses a “business conflict” model of state-society relations as a new paradigm for understanding key policy conjunctures in U.S. trade and foreign policy. Applying this model to such concerns and crises as the Vietnam War, Afghanistan, the former Soviet Union, the North American Free Trade Agreement, the rise of the New Right, the Latin American debt crisis, and the political instability of West Africa, the contributors conclude that the political power of business groups in shaping policy is very real indeed. Their provocative conclusions advance our understanding of the relationship between business groups and policymakers in capitalist societies.

Heads the S&Ls Win, Tails the Taxpayers Lose

The Politics Behind Regulation and Degregulation of the Savings and Loan Industry
Author: Jill S. Huerta
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Capitalism
Page: 446
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American Book Publishing Record


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
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Trading blows

party competition and U.S. trade policy in a globalizing era
Author: James Shoch
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807826461
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 388
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For the past two decades, trade policy has been high on the American political agenda, thanks to the growing integration of the United States into the global economy and the wealth of debate this development has sparked. Although scholars have explored many aspects of U.S. trade policy, there has been little study of the role played by party politics. With Trading Blows, James Shoch fills that gap. Shoch offers detailed case studies of almost all of the major trade issues of the Reagan, Bush, and Clinton eras, including administrative and legislative efforts to curb auto, steel, and other imports and to open up markets in Japan and elsewhere, as well as free-trade initiatives such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) treaty that concluded the Uruguay Round of international trade talks, the extension of presidential fast-track trade negotiating authority, and the approval of permanent normal trade relations with China. In so doing, he explains the complex patterns of party competition over U.S. trade policy since 1980 and demonstrates the significant impact that party politics has had on the nation's recent trade policy decisions.

Crashed

Wie zehn Jahre Finanzkrise die Welt verändert haben
Author: Adam Tooze
Publisher: Siedler Verlag
ISBN: 3641192773
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 800
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Zehn Jahre danach: Der Finanzcrash und seine dramatischen Folgen Als die US-Großbank Lehman Brothers im September 2008 zusammenbrach, war dies der Tiefpunkt der Banken- und Finanzkrise. Und obwohl der totale Kollaps der Weltwirtschaft damals verhindert wurde, ist die Finanzkrise noch lange nicht Geschichte, wie der britische Historiker Adam Tooze zeigt. Er schildert, wie es zu dieser Krise der Finanzmärkte kam und welche dramatischen Folgen sie bis heute hat. Denn nicht nur ist durch die Finanzkrise die Stabilität Europas ins Wanken geraten, sie hat auch das Vertrauen in die Kraft der globalen Wirtschaftsordnung erschüttert – und so zum Aufstieg der Populisten beigetragen.

Governance im 21. Jahrhundert


Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9789264589360
Category:
Page: 264
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Mit dem Beginn des 21. Jahrhunderts stehen weitere dramatische Umwälzungen in Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft an der Tagesordnung. Der Bericht untersucht Chancen und Risiken wirtschaftlicher, gesellschaftlicher und technologischer Natur.

Philosophie des Geldes


Author: Georg Simmel
Publisher: FV Éditions
ISBN: 2366687516
Category: Philosophy
Page: 400
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"Das Geld steht vermöge der Abstraktheit seiner Form jenseits aller bestimmten Beziehungen zum Raum: Es kann seine Wirkungen in die weitesten Fernen erstrecken, ja, es ist gewissermaßen in jedem Augenblick der Mittelpunkt eines Kreises potenzieller Wirkungen." G. Simmel Inhaltsverzeichnis : . Wert und Geld . Der Substanzwert des Geldes . Das Geld in den Zweckreihen . Die individuelle Freiheit . Das Geldäquivalent personaler Werte . Der Stil des Lebens

McGeorge Law Review


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law reviews
Page: N.A
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Grundsätze der Volkswirtschaftslehre

erster, allgemeinet Theil
Author: Carl Menger
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 285
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Rational Choice

Eine Kritik am Beispiel von Anwendungen in der Politischen Wissenschaft. Übersetzung aus dem Amerikanischen von Annette Schmitt
Author: Donald P. Green,Ian Shapiro
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3486831607
Category: Philosophy
Page: 271
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In diesem gut lesbaren und verständlichen Buch bewerten die Autoren die Anwendung der Rational-Choice-Theorie. In ihrer herben Kritik zeigen Green und Shapiro auf, dass die hoch gelobten Ergebnisse der Rational-Choice-Theorie tatsächlich äußerst suspekt sind und dass ein grundsätzliches Umdenken erforderlich ist, um diesen analytischen Ansatz in der Politikwissenschaft wirklich nutzen zu können. Diesen Prozess des Umdenkens wollen die Autoren mit ihrem Buch anstoßen.

Theorie des Geldes und der Umlaufsmittel


Author: Ludwig Von Mises
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783428118823
Category:
Page: 420
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Books in Print


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Vorstufen zur Demokratie-Theorie


Author: Robert Alan Dahl
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 9783165367911
Category: Law
Page: 149
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Translation of A preface to democratic theory.

Subject Guide to Books in Print

An Index to the Publishers' Trade List Annual
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
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America, History and Life


Author: Eric H. Boehm
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: United States
Page: N.A
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Provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes information abstracted from over 2,000 journals published worldwide.