Capitalism has ratings and 70 reviews. Ahmad said: Capitalism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions #), James Fulcher This Introd. Capitalism: A Very Short Introduction outlines the history and development of James Fulcher, author James Fulcher is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the. examines the different forms that capitalism has taken, from the merchant capitalism of the Capitalism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn). James Fulcher.

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How free is wage labour? Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. A good primer on the subject! This little book does a terrific job o It isn’t hard to define capitalism, it is an economic system based on fulcyer wealth by investing wealth.

James Fulcher writes that “[c: State Capitalism Joshua Kurlantzick. It was one of the central principles of Swedish economic policy that unprofitable companies should be allowed to go bankrupt, so that their resources could be transferred to profitable ones. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? The Future of Freedom: Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

This book provides adequate information, but the writer’s political views of neo-Marxian thought the school, not the buzzword and his subscription to feminism do seep in rather quickly, spoiling the first half of informational knowledge on capitalism for a badly hidden hitpiece on the practices that the writer deems negative.


It ends by asking whether there is an alternative to capitalism, discussing socialism, communal and cooperative experiments, and the alternatives proposed by environmentalists. This book would be suitable not only for a college class but also for the casual reader who just wants a bit of knowledge under his belt. Human Rights and Immigration. Has capital escaped the nation-state by going global? Is capitalism the same everywhere?

The Great Kladderadatsch: Book Review: Capitalism: A Very Short Introduction by James Fulcher

You will learn that Capitalism exists in many countries but is NOT managed the same anywhere by government. May not even use. In the days of merchanting profit arose as a result of scarcity and distance.

The word ‘capitalism’ is one that is heard and used frequently, but what is capitalism really all about, and what does it mean? Public Health and Epidemiology.

In the s, however, crisis returned in a different guise and stimulated a remarketizing transformation of capitalism in the s. My library Help Advanced Book Search. This brings up the essential problem with capitalism that is never mentioned with one exception, see below: The book begins by addressing basic issues such as ‘what is capital?


Return to Book Page. Marx argued that capitalism was prone to crises because production was separated from consumption. A good introduction to the origins of capitalism going from anarchic to managed to remarketized capitalism and the present day. Showing of 14 reviews.

Capitalism: A Very Short Introduction

Short and sweet introduction to know the essential idea of capitalism. Asian banking crisis, the collapse of the Russian economy, and the global financial crisis–asking whether capitalism is doomed to fail.

Workers began to pay for leisure activities organised by capitalist enterprises. If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code. Sign in to annotate. He cannot see the impenetrable wall of limitation for the blizzard of dollars that obscure its approach. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead capitalims a new subject quickly.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Production and consumption are linked by the markets that come to mediate all economic activities in a capitalist society.