The Market System: What it Is, how it Works, and what to Make of it

Front Cover
Yale University Press, 2002 - Business & Economics - 296 pages
2 Reviews
Publisher Fact Sheet Lindblom, writing in nontechnical language for a wide general audience, offers an evenhanded view of the market system, explaining how it works & what it can & cannot do. Big choices are yet to be made about the future of the market system, & he outlines what these choices are & how they will affect not only our economic well-being but also our social & political lives.
  

What people are saying - Write a review

Review: The Market System

User Review  - Trevor Carlsen - Goodreads

An easy enough read. It is agreeable that capitalism is the best system but the author's main point -that more regulation is needed - is misguided. Read full review

Review: The Market System

User Review  - Tidar Rachmadi - Goodreads

This book helped me a lot in finding the theories for my thesis. Those who concern with economy-politics study, this might be one of the book you should read. Lindblom clearly explain the market system esp the capitalist regime both in the developed countries and developing countries. Read full review

Selected pages

Contents

Market System Ascendant
1
How It Works
17
Societys Coordination
19
MarketSystem Coordination
35
Bones Beneath Flesh
52
Enterprise and Corporation
61
Maximum Reach
84
Chosen Domain
97
Too Little Too Late
166
Freedom?
178
Personality and Culture
193
Persuading the Masses
212
Necessary to Democracy?
226
Enterprise Obstructions to Democracy
236
Thinking About Choices
251
Alternative Market Systems
253

What To Make of It
109
Quid Pro Quo
111
What Efficiency Requires
123
MarketSystem Efficiency
140
Inefficiencies
147
An Alternative to the Market System?
265
Notes
279
Index
291
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (2002)

Charles E. Lindblom is Sterling Professor Emeritus of Economics and Political Science at Yale University.

Bibliographic information