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Economic ideas in political time : the rise and fall of economic orders from the progressive era to the global financial crisis
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ISBN: 9781316604571 9781107150317 9781316576915 Year: 2016 Publisher: United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press,

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How wealth rules the world : saving our communities and freedoms from the dictatorship of property
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ISBN: 1523097655 9781523097654 9781523097623 1523097620 Year: 2019 Publisher: Oakland, California : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.,

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Crackdowns on local democracy are accelerating, as corporate and state interests continue efforts to repress social movements. In this well-timed book, Ben Price presciently reveals structures of power and law that facilitate blatant corporate supremacy in the United States. Price uses his years of experience as a community organizer and a careful reading of history to show how a legal paradigm that facilitated slavery and the fossil fuel economy has endured and adapted over time – today barricading our communities and squelching dissent. Many books have been written about wealth, power and politics in the United States. Most of them make intuitive sense. Wealthy people use their power to influence and control politics. But Ben Price's new book is often counterintuitive as he explores how wealth itself is imbued with power. He answers questions such as: How is the American Legislative Exchange Council – a modern states' rights, free market capitalist group – the intellectual and political descendant of George Washington's Federalist Party? How was the Fourteenth Amendment that emancipated African American slaves from their status as property used by a reactionary Supreme Court to grant legal “personhood” to private corporations? How are cities seen under our legal doctrine as “public corporations,” devoid of real governing authority? Further, Price identifies key counterrevolutions in U.S. history that squelched the transformative potential of the Civil War and American Revolution, and traces the roots of colonial and imperial systems of control. He links them to modern “free trade” agreements and other antidemocratic structures used to supersede democracy to this day. For some, this will come as no surprise. For others, it will be a rude, though necessary, awakening. “The white man's municipalities are just reservations, like ours,” said a resident of Pine Ridge Reservation, who Price spoke with. "The difference is, we know we live on reservations. The white man doesn't.” Crucially, Price shares insight into how social movements can plant seeds of a new legal system that makes the liberty, civil rights and dignity of humans and ecosystems its ultimate purpose. In fact, he introduces the reader to people who are doing just that.


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How wealth rules the world : saving our communities and freedoms from the dictatorship of property
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ISBN: 1523097647 Year: 2019 Publisher: Oakland, California : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.,


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Consumer lending in France and America : credit and welfare
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ISBN: 113989840X 1139904345 1139059041 Year: 2014 Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press,

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Why did America embrace consumer credit over the course of the twentieth century, when most other countries did not? How did American policy makers by the late twentieth century come to believe that more credit would make even poor families better off? This book traces the historical emergence of modern consumer lending in America and France. If Americans were profligate in their borrowing, the French were correspondingly frugal. Comparison of the two countries reveals that America's love affair with credit was not primarily the consequence of its culture of consumption, as many writers have observed, nor directly a consequences of its less generous welfare state. It emerged instead from evolving coalitions between fledgling consumer lenders seeking to make their business socially acceptable and a range of non-governmental groups working to promote public welfare, labor, and minority rights. In France, where a similar coalition did not emerge, consumer credit continued to be perceived as economically regressive and socially risky.


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The production of money : how to break the power of bankers
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ISBN: 9781786631343 Year: 2017 Publisher: London : Verso,

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"What is money, where does it come from, and who controls it? In this accessible, brilliantly argued book, leading political economist Ann Pettifor explains in straightforward terms history's most misunderstood invention: the money system. Pettifor argues that democracies can, and indeed must, reclaim control over money production and restrain the out-of-control finance sector so that it serves the interests of society, as well as the needs of the ecosystem. The Production of Money examines and assesses popular alternative debates on, and innovations in, money, such as "green QE" and "helicopter money." She sets out the possibility of linking the money in our pockets (or on our smartphones) to the improvements we want to see in the world around us"-- "Money makes the world go around; but what is it really? And where does it come from? The rich know how to become richer, but do the poor have inevitably to suffer as a result. In this accessible, brilliantly argued book, leading political economist Ann Pettifor shows us how wrong we are about this most misunderstood invention in history. Money is never a neutral medium of exchange. Nor is finance just a mechanism that connects borrower and lender. Pettifor shows us how to reclaim control of money from those who presume to be in control: the banks. She shows how we can use money to build economies that are both just and meet society's - and the ecosystem's - needs. She also looks at the latest alternative debates on, and innovations in money: Positive Money, Goldbugs to explore what kind of economic future they offer. She sets out the possibilities of discovering the link between the money in our pockets and the change we want to see in the world around us"--


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Monetary policy : roles, forecasting and effects
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ISBN: 161942181X 1619421844 9781619421844 Year: 2012 Publisher: Hauppauge, NY Nova Science Publishers


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Monetary growth : trends, impacts and policies.
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ISBN: 9781614703181 1614703183 9781606923054 1606923056 Year: 2009 Publisher: Hauppauge Nova Science


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Southern Italy in the late middle ages : demographic, institutional and economic change in the Kingdom of Naples, c.1440-c.1530
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ISBN: 1283366126 9786613366122 900422405X 9789004224056 9789004224063 Year: 2012 Publisher: Boston Brill

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The first full-length study of mainland southern Italy's domestic market in the late Middle Ages, this book discusses the interaction between population, the market, and the region's institutional framework, in the context of the impact of the late medieval 'crisis' on the European economy. Based on new or little-used documentary evidence, it adopts an interdisciplinary approach and combines economic history with elements of economic theory to reassess common knowledge on demographic and urbanization trends, the organization of the domestic market, the role of the state, and on actual patterns of agricultural production, industrial activity and commercial itineraries. The result is a fresh look at the late medieval economy of the kingdom of Naples, which, it seems now, is worth studying for its own merit.


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Ages of American Capitalism : A History of the United States.
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ISBN: 9780812995015 9780812995022 0812995015 Year: 2021 Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

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A leading economic historian traces the evolution of American capitalism from the colonial era to the present--and argues that we've reached yet another turning point that will define the era ahead. Today, in the midst of a new economic crisis and severe political discord, the nature of capitalism in the United States is at a crossroads, but it has seen such moments of transformation before. In an ambitious single-volume history of the United States, award-winning economic historian Jonathan Levy reveals how, from the beginning of U.S. history to the present, capitalism in America has evolved through four distinct ages and how the country's economic evolution is inseparable from American life itself. The Age of Commerce spans the colonial era through the outbreak of the Civil War. It was a period in which economic growth and output largely depended on enslaved labor and were limited by what could be drawn from the land and where it could be traded.


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Balkan transitions to modernity and nation-states : through the eyes of three generations of merchants, (1780s-1890s)
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ISSN: 18776272 ISBN: 1283717050 9004236635 9004236414 9789004236639 9781283717052 9789004236417 Year: 2013 Volume: v. 6 Publisher: Leiden Boston Brill

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Established in 2010 to meet a growing international interest in Balkan studies, the Balkan Studies Library series publishes high-quality disciplinary and interdisciplinary research on all aspects of the Balkans with a focus on history, politics and culture. The region is defined here as comprising Greece, Albania, Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey and the countries of former Yugoslavia, including their imperial Ottoman and Habsburg heritage. The series publishes monographs, collective volumes, and editions of source materials. Disciplines covered include history, anthropology, archaeology, political science, sociology, legal studies, economy, religion, literary studies, cultural studies, gender studies, film, theatre and media studies, art history, language and linguistics. The editors especially welcome comparative studies, be they comparisons between individual Balkan countries, or of (parts of) the region with other countries and regions. All submissions are subject to anonymous peer review by leading specialists.

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