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Barbara Ehrenreich.America is at a crossroads: Inequality has reached historic levelsmarket power is the law of the land, and the upcoming presidential election seems likely to pit plutocrats against populist progressives vowing to remake the US economy. Americans have, in fact, faced similar circumstances before. If the present feels unprecedented, it is only because much of that history has been forgotten.
Having eviscerated communism, Milanovic argues in his latest work, capitalism now stands alone as the first economic system in history to rule over the entire world. Both, Milanovic argues, are vulnerable to inequality, social unrest, and oligarchic rule. Few economists can compete with his stunning erudition, or with his skill in weaving together seemingly disparate figures with complex philosophical ideas to produce a coherent thesis that feels highly-relevant to our troubled times.
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Capitalism, Alone is one of the most ambitious economics books published this year, in terms of its breadth and scope, and definitely one of the most fascinating. At the heart of The Great Reversal is a historical irony: for many years, the US economy was hailed as the epitome of free and competitive markets, in sharp contrast with the lugubrious, monopolistic economies of Europe. The relationship, however, has reversed: Most European markets today are cheaper and more competitive than their US equivalents.
The irony? That Europe managed to achieve this reversal by mimicking American-born antitrust policies that US regulators have turned their backs on. For the first time in over years, they show, the wealthiest US households paid a lower tax rate than middle- and working-class Americans last year.
This shift, they argue, was not the result of democratic choices made by informed voters who collectively decided not to tax the rich, but occurred thanks to obscure policy changes, a deliberate lack of enforcement, and an international race to the bottom on corporate taxation, all of which contributed to the growth of a lucrative tax-avoidance industry. Their book offers an impassioned plea for a fairer tax system and a sharp rebuke of the argument that nothing can be done. When it comes to influencing world affairs, no journalistic outlet could ever hold a candle to The Economist.
The list of avid readers is vast and includes pretty much every major historical figure of the last years, ranging from Karl Marx to Friedrich Hayek, from Woodrow Wilson to Mussolini, and from Franklin Roosevelt to Angela Merkel. The high regard with which it was and is held in the corridors of power, argues Zevin, has allowed The Economist to not just report on the state of the world but actively shape it.
Liberalism at Largethen, is not only a critical history of one influential publication, but of the entire liberal project. The history of American politics since the s, he argues, can be divided into two distinct periods: the first, the liberal era, began with the New Deal and ended in the late s.
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Elegant Technology: economic prosperity from an environmental blueprint 0 chapters — updated Mar 22, AM —. Welcome back. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.Tags Philosophy and Methodology Political Theory. The science of Political Economy rests upon a few notions of an apparently simple character. Utility, wealth, value, commodity, labour, land, capital, are the elements of the subject; and whoever has a thorough comprehension of their nature must possess or be soon able to acquire a knowledge of the whole science.
As almost every economic writer has remarked, it is in treating the simple elements that we require the most care and precision, since the least error of conception must vitiate all our deductions. Accordingly, I have devoted the following pages to an investigation of the conditions and relations of the above-named notions.
Repeated reflection and inquiry have led me to the somewhat novel opinion, that value depends entirely upon utility. Prevailing opinions make labour rather than utility the origin of value; and there are even those who distinctly assert that labour is the cause of value. I show, on the contrary, that we have only to trace out carefully the natural laws of the variation of utility, as depending upon the quantity of commodity in our possession, in order to arrive at a satisfactory theory of exchange, of which the ordinary laws of supply and demand are a necessary consequence.
This theory is in harmony with facts; and, whenever there is any apparent reason for the belief that labour is the cause of value, we obtain an explanation of the reason. Labour is found often to determine value, but only in an indirect manner, by varying the degree of utility of the commodity through an increase or limitation of the supply.
These views are not put forward in a hasty or ill-considered manner. All the chief points of the theory were sketched out ten years ago; but they were then published only in the form of a brief paper communicated to the Statistical or Economic Section of the British Association at the Cambridge Meeting, which took place in the year A still briefer abstract of that paper was inserted in the Report of the Meeting, and the paper itself was not printed until June Since writing that paper, I have, over and over again, questioned the truth of my own notions, but without ever finding any reason to doubt their substantial correctness.
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If you were the last person alive and had to leave a testament to how our world worked, which five books would you choose? Political economist Mark Blyth makes his 'desert island' choices. Interview by Toby Ash.On the Principles of Political Economy, and Taxation. David Ricardo
The title of this interview is nothing if not ambitious. If you look at economic textbooks, the whole world is meant to work according to the logic of differential calculus; there are these reciprocal relationships — one side goes up and one side goes down. On the one side you have Adam Smith, where everyone is pursuing their own self-interest leading to an outcome which is better than any of them could have intended.
On the other, you have John Maynard Keynes.
But what if it works the other way? That basically there are fallacies of composition and collective action problems at the base of everything, which means that your own individual best first strategy can lead to everybody having a second best outcome.
Take climate change, for example. Why is it then so difficult to do something about it?
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Because everybody pursuing their own self-interest can be a really good thing, and it can lead to lots of innovation. But it can also lead to the fragilities that brought us the financial crisis and our inability to solve climate change. To me, that is where you should look for how the world works.
These are the five books I would take on a desert island. Not that I would read them over and over again, but if I was the last man alive and I had to leave a testament to how our world worked, it would probably be these books.
They fit together as a package. The Passions and the Interests talks about the origins of capitalism as it really was. In the social sciences in particular, we tend to be materialist — we assume that people follow their material interests — but that begs the question as to whether you can figure out what your interests are in the first place, which is ultimately a question about ideas. At the foundation of capitalism, when the flow of ideas was very dynamic, those ideas were causal in their own right.
This suggests that any unemployment must be voluntary, which meant in the Great Depression, some 60 million people worldwide took a massive unpaid vacation for 18 years for no apparent reason. Keynes tells us about the flaws in this theory.
He argues that a very fragile system was created that came apart in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and produced fascism, communism and what he sees as post-war social democracy. Barrington Moore puts this in a bigger cast. He wants to understand how states develop. He starts with a very interesting insight: The longer you wait to industrialise, the bigger your state gets.
Look at Britain and America — they have small states. Then look at countries like Japan and Germany that industrialised later and they have always had much bigger states and have been prone to fascism.Skip to main content. Political Economy Books. Customers also bought. Top rated See more. Capital in the Twenty-First Century. Capitalism and Freedom: Fortieth Anniversary Edition.
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