Tag Archives: Capitalism—History

The Anxious triumph: the making of global capitalism, 1880-1914 by Donald Sassoon

Overview: The long-awaited magnum opus of one of Britain’s most wide-ranging historians. Capitalist enterprise has existed in some form since ancient times, but the globalization and dominance of capitalism as a system began in the 1860s when, in different forms and supported by different political forces, states all over the world developed their modern political …
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Finance and the good society by Robert J. Shiller. (Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2012)

Overview The reputation of the financial industry could hardly be worse than it is today in the painful aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis. New York Times best-selling economist Robert Shiller is no apologist for the sins of finance—he is probably the only person to have predicted both the stock market bubble of 2000 and …
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