This new book by two leading economists is a far-reaching analysis of the role and organization of the financial system in the aftermath of the economic crisis. The authors argue that the financial markets, as currently organized, hinder genuine market…
… The quest to rid society of bureaucracy, shrink government and burn red tape has certainly made capitalism ‘more human’, but not in the family-friendly way envisaged by free-market gurus. Increasing informality has led to a capitalism…
In this thought-provoking new book, Anthony Smith analyses key debates between historians and social scientists on the role of nations and nationalism in history. In a wide-ranging analysis of the work of historians, sociologists, political scientists…
…Western capitalism is in crisis. For decades investment has been falling, living standards have stagnated or declined, and inequality has risen dramatically. Economic policy has neither reformed the financial system nor restored stable growth. Climate change meanwhile…
The contemporary debate on economic policy is dominated by the issue of 'which model of capitalism works best'.
Consumer capitalism dominates our economy, our politics and our culture. Yet there is a growing body of research from a range of disciplines that suggests that consumer capitalism may be past its sell-by date.
Beyond Consumer Capitalism…
Capitalism is not enough.
It has brought us prosperity and no other economic system can match its energy and innovation, but it has a dark side of exploitation and instability.
Capitalism needs to be bounded by values. But which values? What indeed…
…Some Current Conceptions of Capitalism: Discussion and Critique
4. My Conception of Capitalism
5. Political Authority Shapes Capitalism with Visible Human Agency
6. The Political and Economic Systems are Interdependent
…The Rise of Vampire Capitalism (and not a slayer in sight)
3. The Roots of Vampire Capitalism
4. Living with Twenty-First-Century Capitalism
5. The Juggernaut of Science and Technology: Friend or Foe?
…This original book casts new light on the history of capitalism, industrialization and modernity, and will be essential reading for all those interested in the great debate about the economic rise of the West.