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  • Capitalism: Should You Buy it?by Charles Derber; Yale R. Magrass

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 29.95

    Before there was economics, there was political economy, an interdisciplinary adventure boldly and critically seeking to understand capitalism. Over time, the social sciences evolved into specific disciplines - economics, sociology, political science - that less often questioned capitalist perspectives and the state. Contrasting three traditions -... more...

  • Surplus Americanby Charles Derber; Yale R. Magrass

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 22.95

    The Surplus American considers a future where increasing numbers of Americans will be rendered jobless and redundant. Exploring the ongoing crisis of 'surplus people' today, authors Charles Derber and Yale Magrass show that the jobless are merely the tip of the iceberg. Drawing on the work of economists and highlighting new trends, the book identifies... more...

  • Morality Warsby Charles Derber; Yale R. Magrass

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 25.95

    Is patriotism a good thing in an empire? Did General Petraeus betray us or did Moveon? Does morality often serve immoral purposes? Morality Wars shows us how to understand the subtext of these questions and of all the debates about moral values and liberal versus conservative ideology. Derber and Magrass show that the moral problem today is not just... more...

  • Power in the Highest Degreeby Charles Derber; William A. Schwartz; Yale Magrass

    Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 54.99

    Lawyer, doctor, scientist--these are the jobs Americans commonly cite when asked to list the most prestigious occupations. The word "professional" today implies expertise, authority, and excellence. To do a job professionally is to do it well. Yet in a society in which knowledge has become a prized asset and an advanced degree the ticket to wealth... more...

  • Power in the Highest Degreeby Charles Derber; William A. Schwartz; Yale Magrass

    Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 54.99

    "A penetrating analysis....It is an excellent guide to the system of 'Mandarin Capitalism' that some see emerging and its wide-ranging consequences"-- Noam Chomsky . In our society, expert knowledge has become the ticket to success, as we rely ever more on certified, degree-holding professionals. This incisive analysis shows that experts are emerging... more...

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