The Wealth of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom (Google eBook)

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Yale University Press, Dec 1, 2006 - Business & Economics - 515 pages
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Simon Bolivar was a revolutionary who freed six countries, an intellectual who argued the principles of national liberation, and a general who fought a cruel colonial war. His life, passions, battles and great victories became embedded in Spanish American culture almost as soon as they happened. This is the first major English-language biography of 'The Liberator' in half a century. John Lynch draws on extensive research on the man and his era to tell Bolivar's story, to understand his life in the context of his own society and times, and to explore his remarkable and enduring legacy. The book illuminates the inner world of Bolivar, the dynamics of his leadership, his power to command, and his modes of ruling the diverse peoples of Spanish America. The key to his greatness, Lynch concludes, was supreme will power and an ability to inspire people to follow him beyond their immediate interests, in some cases through years of unremitting struggle. Encompassing Bolivar's entire life and his many accomplishments, this is the definitive account of a towering figure in the history of the western hemisphere.
  

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Review: The Wealth of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom

User Review  - Jeremy - Goodreads

What a wonderful book! Benkler provides an incredibly insightful and well-reasoned look into the reality and potential of means of production that are outside of the financial system. He argues that ... Read full review

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Contents

A Moment of Opportunity and Challenge
1
The Networked Information Economy
29
The Political Economy of Property and Commons
129
Policies of Freedom at a Moment of Transformation
379
Notes
475
Index
491
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