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Capital. Capitalism

  • Reading Capitalist Realismby Alison Shonkwiler; Leigh Claire La Berge

    University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 47.50

    As the world has been reshaped since the 1970s by economic globalization, neoliberalism, and financialization, writers and artists have addressed the problem of representing the economy with a new sense of political urgency. Anxieties over who controls capitalism have thus been translated into demands upon literature, art, and mass media to develop... more...

  • Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalismby David Harvey

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 18.99

    "What I am seeking here is a better understanding of the contradictions of capital, not of capitalism. I want to know how the economic engine of capitalism works the way it does, and why it might stutter and stall and sometimes appear to be on the verge of collapse. I also want to show why this economic engine should be replaced, and with what."... more...

  • Capitalism in the Age of Globalizationby Samir Amin; John Bellamy Foster

    Zed Books 2014; US$ 19.95

    Samir Amin remains one of the world's most influential thinkers about the changing nature of North-South relations in the development of contemporary capitalism. In this highly prescient book, originally published in 1997, he provides a powerful analysis of the new unilateral capitalist era following the collapse of the Soviet model, and the apparent... more...

  • Big Bets and Black Swans 2014by Ted Piccone; Steven Pifer; Thomas Wright

    Brookings Institution Press 2014; US$ 15.00

    President Obama has just three years left in office to define his legacy in world affairs. He's facing a number of critical challenges?the ongoing war in Syria, the Iran nuclear negotiations, an enigmatic North Korea and other significant crises in world affairs. The president's advisors are busy devising policy recommendations aimed at grappling... more...

  • Beyond Consumer Capitalismby Justin Lewis

    Wiley 2014; US$ 69.95

    Consumer capitalism dominates our economy, our politics and our culture. Yet there is a growing body of research from a range of disciplines that suggests that consumer capitalism may be past its sell-by date. Beyond Consumer Capitalism begins by showing how, for people in the developed world, consumer capitalism has become economically and environmentally... more...

  • Reforming Capital Taxation in Italyby Luc Eyraud

    International Monetary Fund 2014; US$ 9.00

    This paper reviews capital taxation issues in Italy based on a comprehensive definition encompassing taxes on income, transactions, and ownership. It discusses options to enhance the neutrality of the capital income tax system, followed by a detailed analysis of the property tax, the inheritance tax, and various transaction taxes. The paper also examines... more...

  • Sharing Ownership, Profits, and Decision-Making in the 21st Centuryby Takao Kato; Doug Kruse

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2013; US$ 144.95

    Ownership and decision-making are key issues in current debates among corporate, labor, and policy leaders. This volume contains cutting-edge research on the causes and effects of financial and decision-making participation around the globe, plus theory and thought pieces on the meaning and value of employee ownership in a rapidly changing world economy. more...

  • Capitalismby Paul Bowles

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 30.99

    Will capitalism destroy us or liberate us? Capitalism stands unrivalled as the economic system of our times. Since the collapse of the Soviet bloc, the world has become a stage for capital, and yet despite this dominance, capitalism is still not well-understood. This is a guide to thinking about capitalism, both as an ideology and as an economic... more...

  • Capitalism and the Historiansby F. A. Hayek

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    F. A. Hayek's Introduction lays the groundwork for this study of the rise of the factory system in Great Britain. It also examines why historians have been so critical of capitalism and the factory system. more...

  • Making Capitalism Fit For Societyby Colin Crouch

    Wiley 2013; US$ 64.95

    Capitalism is the only complex system known to us that can provide an efficient and innovative economy, but the financial crisis has brought out the pernicious side of capitalism and shown that it remains dependent on the state to rescue it from its own deficiencies. Can capitalism be reshaped so that it is fit for society, or must we acquiesce to... more...