Property and Prophets: The Evolution of Economic Institutions and Ideologies

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Harper & Row, 1981 - Capitalism - 217 pages
A concise history of the rise and subsequent triumph of capitalism. Focused primarily on England until 1800 and the United States since 1800, the book's economic history is interspersed with the "history of ideas" that evolved along with the capitalist system. The ideas are divided between those that tended to furnish an ideological rationale for capitalism and those that tended to be critical of it. The final section discusses contemporary capitalism and the ideas of its defenders and critics

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Contents

THE TRANSITION TO EARLY CAPITALISM
12
THE CONFLICT IN MERCANTILIST THOUGHT
26
CLASSICAL LIBERALISM
36
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University of Utah

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