Capitalism in America

An Economic History of the United States
Author: Alan Greenspan,Adrian Wooldridge
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0735222452
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 496
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From the legendary former Fed Chairman and the acclaimed Economist writer and historian, the full, epic story of America's evolution from a small patchwork of threadbare colonies to the most powerful engine of wealth and innovation the world has ever seen. Shortlisted for the 2018 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award From even the start of his fabled career, Alan Greenspan was duly famous for his deep understanding of even the most arcane corners of the American economy, and his restless curiosity to know even more. To the extent possible, he has made a science of understanding how the US economy works almost as a living organism--how it grows and changes, surges and stalls. He has made a particular study of the question of productivity growth, at the heart of which is the riddle of innovation. Where does innovation come from, and how does it spread through a society? And why do some eras see the fruits of innovation spread more democratically, and others, including our own, see the opposite? In Capitalism in America, Greenspan distills a lifetime of grappling with these questions into a thrilling and profound master reckoning with the decisive drivers of the US economy over the course of its history. In partnership with the celebrated Economist journalist and historian Adrian Wooldridge, he unfolds a tale involving vast landscapes, titanic figures, triumphant breakthroughs, enlightenment ideals as well as terrible moral failings. Every crucial debate is here--from the role of slavery in the antebellum Southern economy to the real impact of FDR's New Deal to America's violent mood swings in its openness to global trade and its impact. But to read Capitalism in America is above all to be stirred deeply by the extraordinary productive energies unleashed by millions of ordinary Americans that have driven this country to unprecedented heights of power and prosperity. At heart, the authors argue, America's genius has been its unique tolerance for the effects of creative destruction, the ceaseless churn of the old giving way to the new, driven by new people and new ideas. Often messy and painful, creative destruction has also lifted almost all Americans to standards of living unimaginable to even the wealthiest citizens of the world a few generations past. A sense of justice and human decency demands that those who bear the brunt of the pain of change be protected, but America has always accepted more pain for more gain, and its vaunted rise cannot otherwise be understood, or its challenges faced, without recognizing this legacy. For now, in our time, productivity growth has stalled again, stirring up the populist furies. There's no better moment to apply the lessons of history to the most pressing question we face, that of whether the United States will preserve its preeminence, or see its leadership pass to other, inevitably less democratic powers.

Rockefeller Medicine Men

Medicine and Capitalism in America
Author: E. Richard Brown
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520042698
Category: History
Page: 283
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Mein Leben für die Wirtschaft

Die Autobiografie
Author: Alan Greenspan
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593384094
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 598
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Alan Greenspan ist der bekannteste Banker der Welt. 18 Jahre lang war er als Vorsitzender der amerikanischen Notenbank der mächtigste Mann der Weltwirtschaft – und damit vermutlich mächtiger als der amerikanische Präsident. Niemand verfügt über tiefere Einsichten in die globale Wirtschaft als Greenspan. Jetzt berichtet er erstmals von seinen faszinierenden Erfahrungen und sagt uns, wie sich die Weltwirtschaft entwickeln wird.

Wages of Independence

Capitalism in the Early American Republic
Author: Paul A. Gilje
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780945612520
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 166
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Essays look at the rise of capitalism in the United States.

The Rise of Consumer Capitalism in America, 1880 - 1930


Author: Cesare Silla
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315399644
Category: Social Science
Page: 240
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This book offers a genealogical account of the rise of consumer capitalism, tracing its origins in America between 1880 and 1930 and explaining how it emerged to become the dominant form of social organization of our time. Asking how it was that we came to be consumers who live in societies that revolve around an ever-spinning circle of production and consumption, not only of goods, but also of events, experiences, emotions and relations, The Rise of Consumer Capitalism in America presents an extensive analysis of primary sources to demonstrate the conditions and forces from which consumer capitalism emerged and became victorious. Employing a Weberian approach that brings liminality to the fore as a master concept to make sense of historical change, the author links an in-depth empirical investigation to supple sociological theorizing to show how the encirclement of all aspects of life by the logic of consumer capitalism was a time-bound historical creation rather than a necessary one. A fascinating study of the appearance and triumph of the "ideology" of our age, this book will appeal to scholars of social and anthropological theory, historical sociology, cultural history and American studies.

Collaborative Capitalism in American Cities

Reforming Urban Market Regulations
Author: Rashmi Dyal-Chand
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110713353X
Category: Law
Page: 225
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Develops a theory of collaborative capitalism that produces economic stability for businesses and workers in American urban cores.

Socialism in America


Author: John Bowman
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595340563
Category: Political Science
Page: 416
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In 1835, Alexis de Tocqueville predicted a " species of oppression [with] which democratic nations are menaced unlike anything which ever before existed in the world " It was a despotism that " would be more extensive and would degrade men without tormenting them." It would be a force that " compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till each is reduced to be nothing better than a flock of timid animals, of which the government is the shepherd." Tocqueville was predicting socialism in America, a new form of oppression that did not exist in his time. He could not name it at the time because the word socialism had not yet appeared in the English language and Karl Marx had not yet published his Communist Manifesto. America has become a socialist state and this book is about what socialism is doing to America today. Socialism is an oppression that has caused America to discard the rule of law, forsake justice, limit freedom, attenuate individuality, create dependence, degrade social norms, attack sources of wealth, and divide the culture. This form of despotic totalitarianism has irreversibly commenced the destruction of American culture and nation. Socialism in America offers the reader the perspective of and how and why this is happening. It explains the history of socialism, and in particular the history of socialism in America. It discusses the roles of socialism's foremost vectors, which are primarily the unions and Democratic Party. It critically dissects the philosophy of socialism itself and examines other countries' struggles to survive under the heavy socialist boot. Every freedom-loving American should read this book.

Authoritarian Socialism in America

Edward Bellamy and the Nationalist Movement
Author: Arthur Lipow
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520075436
Category: History
Page: 315
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"An important book. It brings a new perspective on aspects of the socialist movement that sheds light on some of the reasons for its failure."--Seymour Martin Lipset "Many books add to our fund of historical knowledge. Few recast our historical understanding. Authoritarian Socialism in America is one of those rare books. . . No one will leave this passionately argued book with unshaken faith in the Progressive equation of reform and democracy. Lipow's book is a revelation."--David Brody

The Great Deformation

The Corruption of Capitalism in America
Author: David Stockman
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 1586489135
Category: Political Science
Page: 768
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A New York Times bestseller The Great Deformation is a searing look at Washington's craven response to the recent myriad of financial crises and fiscal cliffs. It counters conventional wisdom with an eighty-year revisionist history of how the American state—especially the Federal Reserve—has fallen prey to the politics of crony capitalism and the ideologies of fiscal stimulus, monetary central planning, and financial bailouts. These forces have left the public sector teetering on the edge of political dysfunction and fiscal collapse and have caused America's private enterprise foundation to morph into a speculative casino that swindles the masses and enriches the few. Defying right- and left-wing boxes, David Stockman provides a catalogue of corrupters and defenders of sound money, fiscal rectitude, and free markets. The former includes Franklin Roosevelt, who fathered crony capitalism; Richard Nixon, who destroyed national financial discipline and the Bretton Woods gold-backed dollar; Fed chairmen Greenspan and Bernanke, who fostered our present scourge of bubble finance and addiction to debt and speculation; George W. Bush, who repudiated fiscal rectitude and ballooned the warfare state via senseless wars; and Barack Obama, who revived failed Keynesian “borrow and spend” policies that have driven the national debt to perilous heights. By contrast, the book also traces a parade of statesmen who championed balanced budgets and financial market discipline including Carter Glass, Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, Bill Simon, Paul Volcker, Bill Clinton, and Sheila Bair. Stockman's analysis skewers Keynesian spenders and GOP tax-cutters alike, showing how they converged to bloat the welfare state, perpetuate the military-industrial complex, and deplete the revenue base—even as the Fed's massive money printing allowed politicians to enjoy “deficits without tears.” But these policies have also fueled new financial bubbles and favored Wall Street with cheap money and rigged stock and bond markets, while crushing Main Street savers and punishing family budgets with soaring food and energy costs. The Great Deformation explains how we got here and why these warped, crony capitalist policies are an epochal threat to free market prosperity and American political democracy.

Kapitalismus und Freiheit

Geleitwort von Horst Siebert
Author: Milton Friedman
Publisher: Piper eBooks
ISBN: 3492995357
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 240
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Milton Friedmans Buch ist aktueller denn je. Ihm geht es um die Freiheit des Menschen jenseits staatlicher Bevormundung. Seine Analyse zur Rolle des Staates, der Sozial- und Wohlfahrtssysteme ist nicht nur ein anschauliches Buch, sondern für jeden an Politik und Wirtschaft interessierten Leser eine spannende Lektüre. Mit einem neuen Vorwort des Autors und einem Geleitwort von Horst Siebert, dem ehemaligen Präsidenten des Kieler Instituts für Weltwirtschaft.

Das zweite Leben des Nick Mason

Thriller
Author: Steve Hamilton
Publisher: Droemer eBook
ISBN: 3426436205
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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Ein packender Gangsterthriller des vielfach ausgezeichneten US-Thrillerautors, der fesselnde Auftakt zur Serie mit Nick Mason, dem "Hitman wider Willen" - für Fans von Lee Child, Harlan Coben und Dennis Lehane Nick Mason war immer ein sauberer Gangster - soweit das in seinem Gewerbe möglich ist. Bis einer seiner Kumpels einen verdeckten Ermittler erschoss. Nick hielt sich an den Ehrenkodex, verriet seinen Komplizen nicht und ging in den Bau. Totschlag, Mindeststrafe: 25 Jahre. Im Gefängnis wird Darius Cole, der Pate von Chicago, auf ihn aufmerksam und macht ihm ein verlockendes Angebot: Nick soll Coles Mann für besondere Aufgaben werden, sein Ausputzer - und dafür wird er ihn raushauen. Und so ist Nick nach fünf Jahren wieder draußen. Eigentlich könnte er jetzt sein Leben in Freiheit genießen. Wenn da nicht dieses Handy wäre, das man ihm bei der Rückkehr nach Chicago überreicht hat. Wann wird es das erste Mal klingeln? "Umwerfend. Ein packender Nonstop-Thriller, fesselnd von der ersten Seite an." Don Winslow

The Agrarian Origins of American Capitalism


Author: Allan Kulikoff
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 9780813914206
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 341
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Allan Kulikoff's provocative new book traces the rural origins and growth of capitalism in America, challenging earlier scholarship and charting a new course for future studies in history and economics. Kulikoff argues that long before the explosive growth of cities and big factories, capitalism in the countryside changed our society- the ties between men and women, the relations between different social classes, the rhetoric of the yeomanry, slave migration, and frontier settlement. He challenges the received wisdom that associates the birth of capitalism wholly with New York, Philadelphia, and Boston and show how studying the critical market forces at play in farm and village illuminates the defining role of the yeomen class in the origins of capitalism.

Warum gibt es in den Vereinigten Staaten keinen Sozialismus?


Author: Werner Sombart
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Capitalism
Page: 142
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Crony Capitalism in America 2008-2012


Author: Hunter Lewis
Publisher: Ac Books
ISBN: 9780988726727
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 399
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We see it everywhere: shady deals between politicians, regulators, and powerful private interests. Increasingly this is how our economy is run. This title tells us in clear and simple terms what is wrong and what needs to be done about it.

Das Zeitalter des Überwachungskapitalismus


Author: Shoshana Zuboff
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593439638
Category: Political Science
Page: 727
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Gegen den Big-Other-Kapitalismus ist Big Brother harmlos. Die Menschheit steht am Scheideweg, sagt die Harvard-Ökonomin Shoshana Zuboff. Bekommt die Politik die wachsende Macht der High-Tech-Giganten in den Griff? Oder überlassen wir uns der verborgenen Logik des Überwachungskapitalismus? Wie reagieren wir auf die neuen Methoden der Verhaltensauswertung und -manipulation, die unsere Autonomie bedrohen? Akzeptieren wir die neuen Formen sozialer Ungleichheit? Ist Widerstand ohnehin zwecklos? Zuboff bewertet die soziale, politische, ökonomische und technologische Bedeutung der großen Veränderung, die wir erleben. Sie zeichnet ein unmissverständliches Bild der neuen Märkte, auf denen Menschen nur noch Quelle eines kostenlosen Rohstoffs sind - Lieferanten von Verhaltensdaten. Noch haben wir es in der Hand, wie das nächste Kapitel des Kapitalismus aussehen wird. Meistern wir das Digitale oder sind wir seine Sklaven? Es ist unsere Entscheidung! Zuboffs Buch liefert eine neue Erzählung des Kapitalismus. An ihrer Deutung kommen kritische Geister nicht vorbei.

Postkapitalismus

Grundrisse einer kommenden Ökonomie
Author: Paul Mason
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 351874478X
Category: Political Science
Page: 429
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Drei Dinge wissen wir: Der Kapitalismus hat den Feudalismus abgelöst; seither durchlief er zyklische Tiefs, spätestens seit 2008 stottert der Motor. Was wir nicht wissen: Erleben wir eine der üblichen Krisen oder den Anbruch einer postkapitalistischen Ordnung? Paul Mason blickt auf die Daten, sichtet Krisentheorien – und sagt: Wir stehen am Anfang von etwas Neuem. Er nimmt dabei Überlegungen auf, die vor über 150 Jahren in einer Londoner Bibliothek entwickelt wurden und laut denen Wissen und intelligente Maschinen den Kapitalismus eines Tages »in die Luft sprengen « könnten. Im Zeitalter des Stahls und der Schrauben, der Hierarchien und der Knappheit war diese Vision so radikal, dass Marx sie schnell in der Schublade verschwinden ließ. In der Welt der Netzwerke, der Kooperation und des digitalen Überflusses ist sie aktueller denn je. In seinem atemberaubenden Buch führt Paul Mason durch Schreibstuben, Gefängniszellen, Flugzeugfabriken und an die Orte, an denen sich der Widerstand Bahn bricht. Mason verknüpft das Abstrakte mit dem Konkreten, bündelt die Überlegungen von Autoren wie Thomas Piketty, David Graeber, Jeremy Rifkin und Antonio Negri und zeigt, wie wir aus den Trümmern des Neoliberalismus eine gerechtere und nachhaltigere Gesellschaft errichten können.

Capitalism in Early American Literature

Texts and Contexts
Author: Lynn A. Parks
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 183
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"Capitalism in Early American Literature: Texts and Contexts" is a literary history that shows how the idea of America as the land of capitalist enterprise - where rewards are always commensurate with productivity - came to flourish in our national literature. Covering the colonial period, the early national period, and the Jacksonian period, this study examines a variety of writers, including many of our best early writers of fiction, who chronicle and celebrate - and sometimes condemn - the vision of America as the land of economic opportunity.

Freaks of Fortune

The Emerging World of Capitalism and Risk in America
Author: Jonathan Levy
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674067207
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 360
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Until the nineteenth century, “risk” was a specialized term: it was the commodity exchanged in a marine insurance contract. Freaks of Fortune tells how the modern concept of risk emerged in the United States. Born on the high seas, risk migrated inland and became essential to the financial management of an inherently uncertain capitalist future.

Capitalism, in Spite of it All


Author: Edwin C. Sims
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9782881243875
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 407
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First Published in 1989. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Chinese Capitalism in a Global Era

Towards a Hybrid Capitalism
Author: Henry Wai-Chung Yeung
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134390491
Category: Political Science
Page: 320
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Chinese Capitalism in a Global Era examines the dynamic ways in which millions of ethinic Chinese in East and Southeast Asian economies organize their economic activities. It analyses how Chinese capitalism has changed under conditions of contemporary globalization and anticipates what the future holds for it. The book challenges the conventional notion of Chinese cpitalism as 'crony capitalism', based around kinship networks and untouched by globalization.