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Capitalism and Its Economics A Critical History

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ISBN-10: 0745322794

ISBN-13: 9780745322797

Edition: 2nd 2004

Authors: Douglas Dowd

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List price: $36.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Pluto Press
Publication date: 7/20/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342

Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the New Edition
Prologue
What Has Capitalism Done For Us? To Us?
The Dynamics of Capitalist Development
Capitalism's nature and nurture
The heart of the matter: expansion and exploitation
Oligarchic rule?
What exploitation?
"Trade and the flag": Which follows which?
In sum
The Sociology of Economic Theory
"The economy"
Objectivity and neutrality
What should economists be expected to do?
1750-1945
Birth: The Industrial Revolution and Classical Political Economy, 1750-1850
The Start of Something Big
Why Britain took the lead
Commodification as revolution
The State: Now You See It, Now You Don't
Emperor Cotton
Hell on earth
Industrialism in the Saddle
The Brains Trust
Adam Smith
"Invisible hand" or "invisible fist"?
David Ricardo
The gospel of free trade
Abstract theory versus earthy realities
Jean-Baptiste Say
Depression is impossible
Thomas Robert Malthus
Jeremy Bentham
John Stuart Mill
And Karl Marx
Maturation: Global Capitalism and Neoclassical Economics, 1850-1914
And British Industry Shall Rule the World: For a While
Politics, the accumulation of capital, and the industrial revolution
The Second Industrial Revolution
Industrialization at the gallop
The Pandora's box of imperialism
The United States
The importance of being lucky
Big, bigger, biggest
Germany
Prussian political economy
German science and technology
The nation with two faces
A Digression on the Casting of Stones
Japan
Arise, Ye Prisoners of Starvation!
"Don't waste any time in mourning. Organize"
Socialist movements in Europe
And the United States?
Japan and Germany (again)
A Place in the Sun
The rat race begins
... And speeds up
... Then explodes
Economists in Wonderland
"Let us now assume..."
Recipes for absurdities
Counter-attack: Karl Marx
The social process
The dynamics of nineteenth-century capitalist development
And Thorstein Veblen
Human beings versus the system
Death Throes: Chaos, War, Depression, War Again; Economics in Disarray, 1914-45
The War to End All Wars - But That Didn't
Messy world, neat economics
As You Sow, So Shall You Reap
War's unwholesome economic fruits
The United States
Germany
Japan
The Soviet Union
The premature revolution
Forced industrialization
Fascist Italy
The first working class?
Antonio Gramsci
The future casts its shadow
The Big One
The bitter with the better
The bumpy road down
Global contagion
A tragedy of errors
New brooms don't always sweep clean
New Deal
Better late than never
Unions
Housing
Social security
Nazi Germany
Through a glass darkly
Waste Land
Apocalypse now
Economics: Almost Out With the Old, Almost In With the New
The old stamping grounds
John Bates Clark
Irving Fisher
Joan Robinson I
Turning the earth
John Maynard Keynes
Alvin Hansen
Joan Robinson II
Joseph A. Schumpeter
1945-2000
Resurrection: Global Economy II and its Crisis; Hopeful Stirrings in Economics: 1945-75
The Best of Times - For Some, For a While
The Big Six
Behemoth Capitalism Unbound
From the Ashes Arising...
Rescue
Rebuilding
Modernization...and the Cold War
"Cry Havoc! And let slip the dogs of war"
"Excessive vigilance in the defense of freedom is no crime"
BIG Business
The giants feed
As a matter of fact
Superstates
All Together Now: Shop! And Borrow!
The consciousness industry
Consumerism as a social disease
The family and politics
Stagflation: The Monster with Two Heads
Toward the new world order
Economics on a Seesaw
Post-Keynesian economics
Radical political economy
Up with the old
New World Order: Globalization and Financialization; and Decadent Economics, 1975-2000
Introduction and Retrospect
Monopoly Capitalism II
Giants Roaming the Earth
The waltz of the toreadors
TNCs of the world, unite!
Media/telecommunications
Petroleum
"The new economy" - Who benefits, and who pays?
Wall Street
Wages and hours
Lean and mean
Fat and mean
The Superstate's New Masters
The World as Capital's Oyster
The Triumph of Spectronic Finance
The little old lady of Threadneedle Street and her offspring
"Is the United States Building a Debt Bomb?"
The addicted consumer
And so?
The Media: Amusing Ourselves to Death
For Shame!
The Unfolding Crisis of the Twenty-first Century
Introduction
Global Economies: Easy Come, Easy Go
There Is No Failure Like Success
Altogether Now: Quarrel!
Epilogue
Introduction: Economic Growth as Icon
The Case for Growth
The Tossicodipendente Global Economy
The theater of the absurd and the obscene
Honk, if you need a gas mask
Global Economy III: Today, the World
Democracy: the challenge met
Orwell revisited
The political economy of corruption
From Bad to Worse
Hong Kong
Singapore
South Korea
Taiwan
The eleventh commandment: export!
Needs and Possibilities and New Directions
Politics and understanding
Structural changes
Notes
Bibliography
Index