The Great Transformation

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Beacon Press, 1957 - Business & Economics - 315 pages
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In this classic work of economic history and social theory, Karl Polanyi analyzes the economic and social changes brought about by the "great transformation" of the Industrial Revolution. His analysis explains not only the deficiencies of the self-regulating market, but the potentially dire social consequences of untempered market capitalism. New introductory material reveals the renewed importance of Polanyi's seminal analysis in an era of globalization and free trade.

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Review: The Great Transformation: The Political and Economic Origins of Our Time

User Review  - Tim - Goodreads

This is probably one of the least-read of the most important books of the 20th century. Part of Polanyi's problem is that his book does not easily fit into one field - neither sociology nor history ... Read full review

Review: The Great Transformation: The Political and Economic Origins of Our Time

User Review  - Andrew - Goodreads

Karl Polanyi's claims that the spirit of liberal capitalism will be extinguished by a more modern and humane socialism sound like so much wishful thinking now. But he's quite right about the market ... Read full review

Contents

The Hundred Years Peace
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Conservative Twenties Revolutionary
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RISE AND FALL OF MARKET ECONOMY
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