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Economic Fascism: Mussolini's Corporate State and Crony Capitalism

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ISBN-10: 1604190760

ISBN-13: 9781604190762

Edition: N/A

Authors: Carlo Celli

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It may be argued that Mussolini (1883'"1945, dictator of Italy 1922'"1943) invented modern crony capitalism. Although he described himself as a socialist, he rejected the Marxist version. As he saw it, the state would not own the economy. Ownership would nominally remain in private hands, although the state would exercise total control.Government control without direct ownership had the advantage that when the economy did well, the state could take credit. When the economy did poorly, private parties could be blamed. Prior to the debacle of World War II, many of Mussolini's policies were admired by democrats such as economist John Maynard Keynes and President Franklin Roosevelt.Today nobody supports what came to be called fascism, but nevertheless many of the economic policies central to it survive and even dominate in countries all over the world. This unique collection of Mussolini's statements about economics is important, all the more so since many of them have not been previously available in English.Professor Carlo Celli has reviewed all the available material and created a masterful compilation of the most important primary documents. He also provides an introduction to set the scene and an appendix of economic data to clarify what was happening at the time.If you are interested in the origins of today's crony capitalism and in better understanding it, you will want this book.
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Book details

List price: $14.50
Publisher: Tradeselect Limited
Publication date: 12/1/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 341
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

Carlo Celli is Assistant Professor of Italian and Film Studies at Bowling Green State University.

Birth Certificate of Fascism at Piazza San Sepolcro (1919)
Program of the Fasti di Combattimento (1919)
Program of the National Fascist Party (192-1)
For the Battle of Grain (1925)
The Defense of the Lira and Problems with Exports (1926)
Pesaro Speech (1926)
The Labor Charter (1927)
Ascension Speech (1927)
Law Establishing the National Council of Corporations (1930)
To the National Council of Corporations (1930)
The World Economic Crisis (1930)
The Economic Policies of the Regime (1930)
The Doctrine of Fascism (1932)
On the Corporate State (1933)
On the Bill Establishing the Law on the Corporate State (1934)
The Economic Situation (1934)
To the Workers of Milan (1934)
Before the Assembly of the Council of Corporations (1934)
Industrial Reconstruction (1935)
Plan for the New Italian Economy (1936)
Preliminary Remarks for the Creation of the New Structure for the Italian Economy (1944)
Twenty-Year Logical Development of Fascist Doctrine (1944)
Appendix: Italian Economic Statistics 1922-1945