Capitalism Hits the Fan by Richard D. Wolff

Capitalism Hits the Fan
  • Title : Capitalism Hits the Fan
  • Author : Richard D. Wolff
  • Publisher : Interlink Publishing Group Incorporated
  • ISBN Code : 9781566569361
  • Pages : 262
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  • Language : English
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"In this updated edition Professor Wolff offers a rich and much needed corrective to the views of mainstreameconomists and pundits. He explains why capitalism's global crisis persists, why bank bailouts and austerity policies fail, and why deepening economic inequality now generates historic social tensions and conflicts and worsens the ongoing crisis."--


Capitalism Hits the Fan by Richard D. Wolff

Capitalism Hits the Fan
  • Title : Capitalism Hits the Fan
  • Author : Richard D. Wolff
  • Publisher : Interlink Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1623710014
  • Pages : 262
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  • Language : English
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A breathtakingly clear analysis that breaks down the root causes of today’s economic crisis “With unerring coherence and unequaled breadth of knowledge, Rick Wolff offers a rich and much needed corrective to the views of mainstream economists and pundits. It would be difficult to come away from this… with anything but an acute appreciation of what is needed to get us out of this mess.” —Stanley Aronowitz, Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Urban Education, City University of New York Capitalism Hits the Fan chronicles one economist’s growing alarm and insights as he watched, from 2005 onwards, the economic crisis build, burst, and then change the world. The argument here differs sharply from most other explanations offered by politicians, media commentators, and other academics. Step by step, Professor Wolff shows that deep economic structures—the relationship of wages to profits, of workers to boards of directors, and of debts to income—account for the crisis. The great change in the US economy since the 1970s, as employers stopped the historic rise in US workers’ real wages, set in motion the events that eventually broke the world economy. The crisis resulted from the post-1970s profit explosion, the debt-driven finance-industry expansion, and the sequential stock market and real estate booms and busts. Bailout interventions by the Federal Reserve and the US Treasury have thrown too little money too late at a problem that requires more than money to solve. As this book shows, we must now ask basic questions about capitalism as a system that has now convulsed the world economy into two great depressions in 75 years (and countless lesser crises, recession, and cycles in between). The book’s essays engage the long-overdue public discussion about capitalism as a system and about the basic structural changes needed not only to fix today’s broken economy but to prevent future crises. Richard Wolff has been a professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst since 1981. He has been a visiting professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs, at the New School in New York since 2007. Wolff’s major recent interests and publications include studies of US economic history to ascertain the basic structural causes of the current economic crisis and the examination of how alternative economic theories (neoclassical, Keynesian, and Marxian) understand and respond to the crisis in very different ways. His past work involves application of advanced class analysis to contemporary global capitalism. He has written, co-authored, and co-edited many books and dozens of scholarly and popular journal articles. His recent analyses of current economic events appear regularly in the webzine of the Monthly Review. In 2009, Capitalism Hits the Fan, the documentary on the current economic crisis, was released by Media Education Foundation (www.mediaed.org). Visit http://www.rdwolff.com for more information. Abridged Table of Contents: Introduction Part I: Roots of a System’s Crisis Part II: The Economics of Crisis 1 Capitalism as a Crisis-Prone System 2 The Role of Economic Theory 3 Markets and Efficiency 4 Wages, Productivity, and Exploitation 5 Housing and Debt 6 Government Intervention in the Economy 7 International Dimensions of the Crisis Part III: Politics of the Crisis 1 Reforms and Regulations as Crisis Solutions 2 Debates over “Socialist” Solutions 3 Anti-Capitalist Politics Index


Occupy the Economy by Richard Wolff,David Barsamian

Occupy the Economy
  • Title : Occupy the Economy
  • Author : Richard Wolff,David Barsamian
  • Publisher : City Lights Books
  • ISBN Code : 0872865681
  • Pages : 190
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  • Language : English
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A hot-button primer on the taboo subject impacting most Americans today: the failure of the capitalism to deliver public good.


Democracy at Work by Richard D. Wolff

Democracy at Work
  • Title : Democracy at Work
  • Author : Richard D. Wolff
  • Publisher : Haymarket Books
  • ISBN Code : 1608462471
  • Pages : 201
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  • Language : English
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Wolff shows why and how to make democratic workplaces real. He speaks to those who realize that capitalism economics and politics as usual have become intolerable and who seek a concrete action program.


Global Slump by David McNally

Global Slump
  • Title : Global Slump
  • Author : David McNally
  • Publisher : PM Press
  • ISBN Code : 1604863323
  • Pages : 230
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  • Language : English
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McNally analyses the global financial crisis as the first systematic crisis of the neo-liberal stage of capitalism and argues that far from having ended, the crisis has ushered in a new period of worldwide economic and political turbulence. Taking crisis as a fundamental feature of capitalism, he challenges the common view that its source lies in financial deregulation. Whilst averting a complete meltdown, the intervention by central banks laid the basis for recurring crises for poor and working class people. McNally also traces the new patterns in anti-capitalist action.


Capitalism's Crisis Deepens by Richard D. Wolff

Capitalism's Crisis Deepens
  • Title : Capitalism's Crisis Deepens
  • Author : Richard D. Wolff
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781608465958
  • Pages : 223
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  • Language : English
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World-renowned economist, Richard Wolf, explores the roots of the Great Recession and its immense impact on working people.


Confessions of an Economic Hit Man by John Perkins

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
  • Title : Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
  • Author : John Perkins
  • Publisher : Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • ISBN Code : 9781576755129
  • Pages : 250
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  • Language : English
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Perkins, a former chief economist at a Boston strategic-consulting firm, confesses he was an "economic hit man" for 10 years, helping U.S. intelligence agencies and multinationals cajole and blackmail foreign leaders into serving U.S. foreign policy and awarding lucrative contracts to American business.


Politics of Education by Kenneth J. Saltman

Politics of Education
  • Title : Politics of Education
  • Author : Kenneth J. Saltman
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1317253957
  • Pages : 243
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  • Language : English
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'The Politics of Education' provides an introduction to both the political dimensions of schooling and the politics of recent educational reform debates. The book offers both undergraduates and starting graduate students in education an understanding of numerous dimensions of the contested field of education, addressing questions of political economy and class, cultural politics, race, gender, globalisation, neoliberalism, and biopolitics. Discussions work through contemporary reform debates that include some of the most widely discussed reform topics such as school privatisation, standardised testing, common core curriculum, discipline, and technology. The book covers contemporary educational debates and seriously considers views across the political spectrum from the vantage point of critical education, emphasising schooling for broader social equality and justice.


Social Policy and Social Justice by Michael Reisch

Social Policy and Social Justice
  • Title : Social Policy and Social Justice
  • Author : Michael Reisch
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • ISBN Code : 1483320758
  • Pages : 544
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  • Language : English
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Social Policy and Social Justice provides today's students and tomorrow's practitioners with a comprehensive overview of U.S. social policy and the policymaking process. Author and editor Michael Reisch brings together experts in the field to help students understand these policies and prepare them for the emerging realities that will shape practice in the 21st century. This text explores the critical contextual components of social policy—including history, ideology, political-economy, and culture—and demonstrates major substantive areas of policy such as income maintenance and health/mental health.


Economics by Richard D. Wolff,Stephen A. Resnick

Economics
  • Title : Economics
  • Author : Richard D. Wolff,Stephen A. Resnick
  • Publisher : Johns Hopkins University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780801834806
  • Pages : 296
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  • Language : English
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Economics: Marxian versus Neoclassical is an economics text with a difference--a concise, systematic comparison of the two major contending economic theories in the world today.


Pragmatic Capitalism by Cullen Roche

Pragmatic Capitalism
  • Title : Pragmatic Capitalism
  • Author : Cullen Roche
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • ISBN Code : 1137279311
  • Pages : 256
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  • Language : English
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Explores the importance of the global economy, and provides insights for getting the most out of investments to achieve financial success.


The Dark Side of Prosperity by Mark Horsley

The Dark Side of Prosperity
  • Title : The Dark Side of Prosperity
  • Author : Mark Horsley
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN Code : 1472436598
  • Pages : 208
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  • Language : English
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This book offers a critical analysis of consumer credit markets and the growth of outstanding debt, presenting in-depth interview material to explore the phenomenon of mass indebtedness through the life trajectories of self-identified debtors struggling with the pressures of owing money. A rich and original qualitative study of the close relationship between financial capitalism, consumer aspirations, social exclusion and the proliferation of personal indebtedness, The Dark Side of Prosperity examines questions of social identity, subjectivity and consumer motivation in close connection with the socio-cultural ideals of an ‘enjoyment society’ that binds the value of the lives of individuals to the endless acquisition and disposal of pecuniary resources and lifestyle symbols. Critically engaging with the work of Giddens, Beck and Bauman, this volume draws on the thought of contemporary philosophers including Žižek, Badiou and Rancière to consider the possibility that the expansion of outstanding consumer credit, despite its many consequences, may be integral to the construction of social identity in a radically indeterminate and increasingly divided society. A ground-breaking work of critical social research this book will appeal to scholars of social theory, contemporary philosophy and political and economic sociology, as well as those with interests in consumer credit and cultures of indebtedness.


Zizek Studies by David J. Gunkel

Zizek Studies
  • Title : Zizek Studies
  • Author : David J. Gunkel
  • Publisher : Peter Lang Incorporated, International Academic Publishers
  • ISBN Code : 9781433146176
  • Pages : 348
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  • Language : English
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Zizek Studies: The Greatest Hits (So Far) assembles and presents the best work published in the field of Zizek Studies over the last ten years, providing teachers, students, and researchers with a carefully curated volume of leading-edge scholarship addressing the unique and sometimes eclectic work of Slovenian philosopher and cultural critic Slavoj Zizek. The chapters included in this collection have been rigorously tested in and culled from the (virtual) pages of the International Journal of Zizek Studies, a leading open access journal that began publication in 2007. The book is organized into three sections or subject areas where Zizek and his seemingly indefatigable efforts have had significant impact: philosophy, politics, and popular culture. As a "greatest hits," the book offers the long-time fan and uninitiated newcomer alike a comprehensive overview of the wide range of opportunity in the field of Zizek studies and a remarkable collection of truly interdisciplinary "hits" from a diverse set of innovative and accomplished writers.


The Challenge of Eurocentrism by R. Kanth

The Challenge of Eurocentrism
  • Title : The Challenge of Eurocentrism
  • Author : R. Kanth
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 0230620892
  • Pages : 259
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  • Language : English
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Eurocentrism is the current object of a global critique, which has the potential to be as significant as Marxist and Feminist critiques have been. This critique focuses on and dissects the paradigms that have emanated from the European Enlightenment.


Getting Things Done by Virpi Malin,Jonathan Murphy,Marjo Siltaoja

Getting Things Done
  • Title : Getting Things Done
  • Author : Virpi Malin,Jonathan Murphy,Marjo Siltaoja
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1781909555
  • Pages : 256
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  • Language : English
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This book explores the possibility of a progressive and transformative management which, while grounded in the analytic tradition and values of CMS, also confronts practical demands of meeting social needs.


Revitalizing Marxist Theory for Today's Capitalism by Paul Zarembka,Radhika Desai

Revitalizing Marxist Theory for Today's Capitalism
  • Title : Revitalizing Marxist Theory for Today's Capitalism
  • Author : Paul Zarembka,Radhika Desai
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1780522541
  • Pages : 300
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  • Language : English
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Amidst a capitalist crisis that has upturned mainstream orthodoxies, this title underscores the importance of historical and materialist understandings of capitalist economies. It exposes the limitations of neoclassical economics' endogenous growth theory and how it, in fact, gropes for understandings well established within Marxism.


The Psychosocial Implications of Disney Movies by Lauren Dundes

The Psychosocial Implications of Disney Movies
  • Title : The Psychosocial Implications of Disney Movies
  • Author : Lauren Dundes
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • ISBN Code : 3038978485
  • Pages : 246
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  • Language : English
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In this volume of 15 articles, contributors from a wide range of disciplines present their analyses of Disney movies and Disney music, which are mainstays of popular culture. The power of the Disney brand has heightened the need for academics to question whether Disney’s films and music function as a tool of the Western elite that shapes the views of those less empowered. Given its global reach, how the Walt Disney Company handles the role of race, gender, and sexuality in social structural inequality merits serious reflection according to a number of the articles in the volume. On the other hand, other authors argue that Disney productions can help individuals cope with difficult situations or embrace progressive thinking. The different approaches to the assessment of Disney films as cultural artifacts also vary according to the theoretical perspectives guiding the interpretation of both overt and latent symbolic meaning in the movies. The authors of the 15 articles encourage readers to engage with the material, showcasing a variety of views about the good, the bad, and the best way forward.


The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

The Jungle
  • Title : The Jungle
  • Author : Upton Sinclair
  • Publisher : OUP USA
  • ISBN Code : 0191624918
  • Pages : 384
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  • Language : English
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A searing novel of social realism, Upton Sinclair's The Jungle follows the fortunes of Jurgis Rudkus, an immigrant who finds in the stockyards of turn-of-the-century Chicago a ruthless system that degrades and impoverishes him, and an industry whose filthy practices contaminate the meat it processes. From the stench of the killing-beds to the horrors of the fertilizer-works, the appalling conditions in which Jurgis works are described in intense detail by an author bent on social reform. So powerful was the book's message that it caught the eye of President Theodore Roosevelt and led to changes to the food hygiene laws. In his Introduction to this new edition, Russ Castronovo highlights the aesthetic concerns that were central to Sinclair's aspirations, examining the relationship between history and historical fiction, and between the documentary impulse and literary narrative. As he examines the book's disputed status as novel (it is propaganda or literature?), he reveals why Sinclair's message-driven fiction has relevance to literary and historical matters today, now more than a hundred years after the novel first appeared in print.


Class Theory and History by Stephen A. Resnick,Richard D. Wolff

Class Theory and History
  • Title : Class Theory and History
  • Author : Stephen A. Resnick,Richard D. Wolff
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1136704337
  • Pages : 368
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  • Language : English
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First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Why are Artists Poor? by Hans Abbing

Why are Artists Poor?
  • Title : Why are Artists Poor?
  • Author : Hans Abbing
  • Publisher : Peterson\'s
  • ISBN Code : 9789053565650
  • Pages : 367
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  • Language : English
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An unconventional socio-economic analysis of the economic position of the arts and artists.


State Capitalism, Contentious Politics and Large-Scale Social Change by Vincent Pollard

State Capitalism, Contentious Politics and Large-Scale Social Change
  • Title : State Capitalism, Contentious Politics and Large-Scale Social Change
  • Author : Vincent Pollard
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • ISBN Code : 9004194452
  • Pages : 234
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  • Language : English
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Through a careful analysis of the former Soviet Union and China, and South Asian societies of India and the Phillipines, this volume examines the creation of a state capitalism, its roll in economic development, and its impact on social change.


The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

The White Tiger
  • Title : The White Tiger
  • Author : Aravind Adiga
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1416562737
  • Pages : 304
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  • Language : English
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SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE The stunning Booker Prize–winning novel from the author of Amnesty and Selection Day that critics have likened to Richard Wright’s Native Son, The White Tiger follows a darkly comic Bangalore driver through the poverty and corruption of modern India’s caste society. “This is the authentic voice of the Third World, like you've never heard it before” (John Burdett, Bangkok 8). The white tiger of this novel is Balram Halwai, a poor Indian villager whose great ambition leads him to the zenith of Indian business culture, the world of the Bangalore entrepreneur. On the occasion of the president of China’s impending trip to Bangalore, Balram writes a letter to him describing his transformation and his experience as driver and servant to a wealthy Indian family, which he thinks exemplifies the contradictions and complications of Indian society. Recalling The Death of Vishnu and Bangkok 8 in ambition, scope, The White Tiger is narrative genius with a mischief and personality all its own. Amoral, irreverent, deeply endearing, and utterly contemporary, this novel is an international publishing sensation—and a startling, provocative debut.


Class Dismissed by John Marsh

Class Dismissed
  • Title : Class Dismissed
  • Author : John Marsh
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • ISBN Code : 1583672702
  • Pages : 255
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  • Language : English
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In Class Dismissed, John Marsh debunks a myth cherished by journalists, politicians, and economists: that growing poverty and inequality in the United States can be solved through education. Using sophisticated analysis combined with personal experience in the classroom, Marsh not only shows that education has little impact on poverty and inequality, but that our mistaken beliefs actively shape the way we structure our schools and what we teach in them. Rather than focus attention on the hierarchy of jobs and power--where most jobs require relatively little education, and the poor enjoy very little political power--money is funneled into educational endeavors that ultimately do nothing to challenge established social structures, and in fact reinforce them. And when educational programs prove ineffective at reducing inequality, the ones whom these programs were intended to help end up blaming themselves. Marsh's struggle to grasp the connection between education, poverty, and inequality is both powerful and poignant.


Understanding Socialism by Richard D Wolff

Understanding Socialism
  • Title : Understanding Socialism
  • Author : Richard D Wolff
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780578227344
  • Pages : 150
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  • Language : English
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A blend of history, analysis, and theory, ""Understanding Socialism"" is an honest and approachable text that knocks down false narratives, confronts failures and challenges of various socialist experiments throughout history, and offers a path to a new socialism based on workplace democracy. ""Richard Wolff's book is the best accessible and reliable treatment we have of what socialism is, was, and should be." - Cornel West "In the same accessible style that has made his programs and lectures such a hit, he explains his subject in a way that's not only smart, but makes the rest of us feel smart. It's actionable intelligence for the every person." - Laura Flanders "Lucid, brilliant and uncompromising in his dissection of the capitalist system he also provides a sane and just socialist alternative to capitalist exploitation, one we must all fight to achieve." - Chris Hedges


The Financial Crisis and the Free Market Cure: Why Pure Capitalism is the World Economy's Only Hope by John A. Allison

The Financial Crisis and the Free Market Cure: Why Pure Capitalism is the World Economy's Only Hope
  • Title : The Financial Crisis and the Free Market Cure: Why Pure Capitalism is the World Economy's Only Hope
  • Author : John A. Allison
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • ISBN Code : 0071806784
  • Pages : 320
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  • Language : English
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The #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller “Required reading. . . . Shows how our economic crisis was a failure, not of the free market, but of government.” —Charles Koch, Chairman and CEO, Koch Industries, Inc. Did Wall Street cause the mess we are in? Should Washington place stronger regulations on the entire financial industry? Can we lower unemployment rates by controlling the free market? The answer is NO. Not only is free market capitalism good for the economy, says industry expert John Allison, it is our only hope for recovery. As the nation’s longest-serving CEO of a top-25 financial institution, Allison has had a unique inside view of the events leading up to the financial crisis. He has seen the direct effect of government incentives on the real estate market. He has seen how government regulations only make matters worse. And now, in this controversial wake-up call of a book, he has given us a solution. The national bestselling The Financial Crisis and the Free Market Cure reveals: Why regulation is bad for the market—and for the world What we can do to promote a healthy free market How we can help end unemployment in America The truth about TARP and the bailouts How Washington can help Wall Street build a better future for everyone With shrewd insight, alarming insider details, and practical advice for today’s leaders, this electrifying analysis is nothing less than a call to arms for a nation on the brink. You’ll learn how government incentives helped blow up the real estate bubble to unsustainable proportions, how financial tools such as derivatives have been wrongly blamed for the crash, and how Congress fails to understand it should not try to control the market—and then completely mismanages it when it tries. In the end, you’ll understand why it’s so important to put “free” back in free market. It’s time for America to accept the truth: the government can’t fix the economy because the government wrecked the economy. This book gives us the tools, the inspiration—and the cure.


The Globalization Paradox by Dani Rodrik

The Globalization Paradox
  • Title : The Globalization Paradox
  • Author : Dani Rodrik
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199603332
  • Pages : 346
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  • Language : English
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For a century, economists have driven forward the cause of globalization in financial institutions, labour markets, and trade. Yet there have been consistent warning signs that a global economy and free trade might not always be advantageous. Where are the pressure points? What could be done about them?Dani Rodrik examines the back-story from its seventeenth-century origins through the milestones of the gold standard, the Bretton Woods Agreement, and the Washington Consensus, to the present day. Although economic globalization has enabled unprecedented levels of prosperity in advanced countries and has been a boon to hundreds of millions of poor workers in China and elsewhere in Asia, it is a concept that rests on shaky pillars, he contends. Its long-term sustainability is not a given.The heart of Rodrik>'s argument is a fundamental 'trilemma': that we cannot simultaneously pursue democracy, national self-determination, and economic globalization. Give too much power to governments, and you have protectionism. Give markets too much freedom, and you have an unstable world economy with little social and political support from those it is supposed to help. Rodrik argues for smart globalization, not maximum globalization.


Between Truth and Power by Julie E. Cohen

Between Truth and Power
  • Title : Between Truth and Power
  • Author : Julie E. Cohen
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0190246693
  • Pages : 376
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  • Language : English
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This work explores the relationships between legal institutions and political and economic transformation. It argues that as law is enlisted to help produce the profound economic and sociotechnical shifts that have accompanied the emergence of the informational economy, it is changing in fundamental ways.


Moral Capitalism by Steven Pearlstein

Moral Capitalism
  • Title : Moral Capitalism
  • Author : Steven Pearlstein
  • Publisher : St. Martin\'s Griffin
  • ISBN Code : 9781250251459
  • Pages : 272
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  • Language : English
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The Financial and Economic Crisis of 2008-2009 and Developing Countries by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

The Financial and Economic Crisis of 2008-2009 and Developing Countries
  • Title : The Financial and Economic Crisis of 2008-2009 and Developing Countries
  • Author : United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
  • Publisher : United Nations Publications
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 324
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  • Language : English
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As a response to the global financial and economic crisis that began in 2008, many developing and emerging-market economies undertook resolute countercyclical monetary and fiscal actions, which paralleled those of the developed countries. These policy responses contributed significantly to the recovery of the world economy in 2010 and 2011. In particular, the strong and fast responses of Brazil, China and India helped mitigate deflationary risks and avoid a repetition of the Great Depression of the early 1930s. On the other hand, reforms of financial regulation and supervision are taking time to advance, and little progress has been achieved so far in implementing measures to reduce global imbalances and to avoid a malfunctioning of the international exchange-rate system. These would contribute to greater coherence between the international trading and financial systems, and to creating a more stable international economic environment for development. This is a collection of papers that contribute to the debate on these topics, putting the South at centre stage. It examines how the countries of the South were affected by the global economic and financial crisis, and how they responded to it.


New Departures in Marxian Theory by Stephen A. Resnick,Richard D. Wolff

New Departures in Marxian Theory
  • Title : New Departures in Marxian Theory
  • Author : Stephen A. Resnick,Richard D. Wolff
  • Publisher : Economics as Social Theory
  • ISBN Code : 9780415770262
  • Pages : 418
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  • Language : English
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Summary:

Articles originally published 1982-2003.


Contending Economic Theories by Richard D. Wolff,Stephen A. Resnick

Contending Economic Theories
  • Title : Contending Economic Theories
  • Author : Richard D. Wolff,Stephen A. Resnick
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • ISBN Code : 0262517833
  • Pages : 406
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  • Language : English
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Offers a unique comparative treatment of the three main theories in economics as it is taught today: neoclassical, Keynesian, and Marxian.


The Social Meaning of Extra Money by Sidonie Naulin,Anne Jourdain

The Social Meaning of Extra Money
  • Title : The Social Meaning of Extra Money
  • Author : Sidonie Naulin,Anne Jourdain
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • ISBN Code : 3030182975
  • Pages : 284
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  • Language : English
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Why do ordinary people who used to engage in domestic and leisure activities for free now try to make a profit from them? How and why do people commodify their free time? This book explores the marketization of blogging, cooking, craftwork, gardening, knitting, selling second-hand items, sexcamming, and more generally the economic use of free time. It outlines how the development of web platforms, the current economic context and post-Fordist values can account for this extension of market and labor. Drawing on a range of interviews, ethnographic observations, and quantitative surveys, the contributors question the empowering effects of commodification, with a specific focus on how gender and class inequalities affect the social meanings of extra money. Ultimately, the collective findings demonstrate how commodification pervades even the most mundane social activities. This research will be invaluable to scholars and students with a focus on gender and digital sociology, the sociology of work and labour, and the marketization of leisure.


Forget Chineseness by Allen Chun

Forget Chineseness
  • Title : Forget Chineseness
  • Author : Allen Chun
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • ISBN Code : 1438464711
  • Pages : 296
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  • Language : English
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Critiques the idea of a Chinese cultural identity and argues that such identities are instead determined by geopolitical and economic forces. Forget Chineseness provides a critical interpretation of not only discourses of Chinese identity—Chineseness—but also of how they have reflected differences between “Chinese” societies, such as in Hong Kong, Taiwan, People’s Republic of China, Singapore, and communities overseas. Allen Chun asserts that while identity does have meaning in cultural, representational terms, it is more importantly a product of its embeddedness in specific entanglements of modernity, colonialism, nation-state formation, and globalization. By articulating these processes underlying institutional practices in relation to public mindsets, it is possible to explain various epistemic moments that form the basis for their sociopolitical transformation. From a broader perspective, this should have salient ramifications for prevailing discussions of identity politics. The concept of identity has not only been predicated on flawed notions of ethnicity and culture in the social sciences but it has also been acutely exacerbated by polarizing assumptions that drive our understanding of identity politics.


The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin

The Dispossessed
  • Title : The Dispossessed
  • Author : Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Publisher : Turtleback Books
  • ISBN Code : 9780785764038
  • Pages : 387
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  • Language : English
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An astonishing tale of one man's search for Utopia.


The New Class War by Michael Lind

The New Class War
  • Title : The New Class War
  • Author : Michael Lind
  • Publisher : Atlantic Books
  • ISBN Code : 1786499568
  • Pages : 203
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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An Evening Standard's Book of the Year 'A tour de force.' David Goodhart All over the West, party systems have shattered and governments have been thrown into turmoil. The embattled establishment claims that these populist insurgencies seek to overthrow liberal democracy. The truth is no less alarming but is more complex: Western democracies are being torn apart by a new class war. In this controversial and groundbreaking analysis, Michael Lind, one of America's leading thinkers, debunks the idea that the insurgencies are primarily the result of bigotry and reveals the real battle lines. He traces how the breakdown of class compromises has left large populations in Western democracies politically adrift. We live in a globalized world that benefits elites in high income 'hubs' while suppressing the economic and social interests of those in more traditional lower-wage 'heartlands'. A bold framework for understanding the world, The New Class War argues that only a fresh class settlement can avert a never-ending cycle of clashes between oligarchs and populists - and save democracy.


Tropic of Chaos by Christian Parenti

Tropic of Chaos
  • Title : Tropic of Chaos
  • Author : Christian Parenti
  • Publisher : Bold Type Books
  • ISBN Code : 1568586620
  • Pages : 304
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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From Africa to Asia and Latin America, the era of climate wars has begun. Extreme weather is breeding banditry, humanitarian crisis, and state failure. In Tropic of Chaos, investigative journalist Christian Parenti travels along the front lines of this gathering catastrophe--the belt of economically and politically battered postcolonial nations and war zones girding the planet's midlatitudes. Here he finds failed states amid climatic disasters. But he also reveals the unsettling presence of Western military forces and explains how they see an opportunity in the crisis to prepare for open-ended global counterinsurgency. Parenti argues that this incipient "climate fascism"--a political hardening of wealthy states-- is bound to fail. The struggling states of the developing world cannot be allowed to collapse, as they will take other nations down as well. Instead, we must work to meet the challenge of climate-driven violence with a very different set of sustainable economic and development policies.


Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr by Mary E. King,Mary King,UNESCO Staff,Unesco

Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr
  • Title : Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr
  • Author : Mary E. King,Mary King,UNESCO Staff,Unesco
  • Publisher : UNESCO
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 529
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Gandhi's wisdom and strategies have been employed by many popular movements. Martin Luther King Jr. adopted them and changed the course of history of the United States. This book reviews major twentieth-century nonviolent theorists and their struggles.


FALL OF CAPITALISM AND RISE OF ISLAM by Mohammad Malkawi

FALL OF CAPITALISM AND RISE OF ISLAM
  • Title : FALL OF CAPITALISM AND RISE OF ISLAM
  • Author : Mohammad Malkawi
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN Code : 1450074871
  • Pages : 290
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  • Language : English
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The Fall of Capitalism and the Rise of Islam provides a critical analysis of the current financial crisis in the US and the world at large. It concludes that the current crisis could very well be a sign of failure of the underlying system of capitalism. The book shows that the system of capitalism contains serious faults and defects at the core theory level. Economic and financial crisis periodically occur whenever these defects are triggered by various conditions and political decisions during the life of capitalism. The collapse of financial institutions, the crash of the housing market, the evaporation of trillions of dollars, the creation of virtual unreal wealth, and the decline of productivity are symptoms of the potential failure of the ideology of capitalism. This failure has serious impact on the life quality of billions of people around the world who suffer from poverty, hunger, health insecurity, lack of education, and serious inhuman conditions. The world order under capitalism witnessed multiple world wars, political and economic instability, colonialism, absence of peace, deprivation of justice and polarization of wealth and power. This book predicts a potential crash and collapse of the world order under the pressure of a failing capitalism. Concurrent to the decline and potential collapse of capitalism, the book makes an account of another global phenomenon, namely the second rise of Islam. The rise of Islam, similar to the first one that lasted for thirteen hundred years, is a comprehensive rise that brings up the economic system together with the political system, and the moral system together with the legal system. It is much needed and sought to introduce to the world a system full of justice, fairness, and geared toward productivity and human righteousness. The new rise of Islam is argued to be in the best interest of the human societies around the world, and that the propagated fear of this rise is unfounded. The book provides a detailed description of the economic system and the political economy of Islam. It provides compelling evidence that the Islamic political economy characterized by sustained productivity and wealth distribution guarantees the satisfaction of the basic needs of a human. The Islamic political economy integrates several mechanisms for natural distribution of wealth, while it maintains a high level of productivity through the inhibition of usury, hoarding, and exploitation. The Fall of Capitalism and the Rise of Islam makes extensive references to a score of historians, scholars, and scientists who provide a fair testimony of the Islamic civilization and the ideology of Islam.


Corporate Environmental Responsibility by Neil Gunningham

Corporate Environmental Responsibility
  • Title : Corporate Environmental Responsibility
  • Author : Neil Gunningham
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1351948555
  • Pages : 628
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Traditionally, industry has been accused of sacrificing sustainable development in the pursuit of short-term profit. Yet today, under the banner of Corporate Environmental Responsibility (CER), a growing number of business organizations are claiming to be part of the solution rather than part of the problem. So, what is this emerging phenomenon of CER and what does it aspire to achieve? How pervasive is it and what are its implications for both business and the environment? This collection of essential articles and papers maps the development of the CER concept, traces the principal debates concerning its contribution to environmental protection, assesses the evidence as to what extent corporations are seeking to "do well be doing good" and explains why some companies have gone down this path when others, similarly situated, have been unwilling to do so. In essence, it asks: what has CER accomplished, what can it accomplish, and what is beyond its reach?


Capitalist Nigger by Chika Onyeani

Capitalist Nigger
  • Title : Capitalist Nigger
  • Author : Chika Onyeani
  • Publisher : Jonathan Ball Publishers
  • ISBN Code : 1868425061
  • Pages : 208
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  • Language : English
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Capitalist Nigger is an explosive and jarring indictment of the black race. The book asserts that the Negroid race, as naturally endowed as any other, is culpably a non-productive race, a consumer race that depends on other communities for its culture, its language, its feeding and its clothing. Despite enormous natural resources, blacks are economic slaves because they lack the ‘devil-may-care’ attitude and the ‘killer instinct’ of the Caucasian, as well as the spider web mentality of the Asian. A Capitalist Nigger must embody ruthlessness in pursuit of excellence in his drive towards achieving the goal of becoming an economic warrior. In putting forward the idea of the Capitalist Nigger, Chika Onyeani charts a road to success whereby black economic warriors employ the ‘Spider Web Doctrine’ – discipline, self-reliance, ruthlessness – to escape from their victim mentality. Born in Nigeria, Chika Onyeani is a journalist, editor and former diplomat.