The Making of Economic Society

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Pearson Prentice Hall, 2008 - Business & Economics - 227 pages
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With its roots in history and eyes on the future, this book traces the development of our economic society from the Middle Ages to the present, offering a balanced perspective of why our economy is the way it is and where it may be headed. It explores the catalytic role past economic trends and dynamics–particularly capitalism–have played in creating the present challenges we face, and offers suggestions on how we may deal with them most effectively in the future. Chapter topics include the economic problem, the premarket economy, the emergence of market society, the industrial revolution, the great depression, the rise of the public sector, modern capitalism emerges in Europe, the golden age of capitalism, the rise and fall of socialism, the globalization of economic life, and why some nations remain poor. For individuals interested in the economic history of the U.S.

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Contents

The Economic Problem
1
The Premarket Economy
15
The Emergence of Market Society
36
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About the author (2008)

Robert L. Heilbroner was Norman Thomas Professor of Economics at the New School for Social Research and author of The Worldly Philosophers and many other books.

William Milberg is Professor of Economics at the New School for Social Research in New York. He has served as a consultant to the International Labor Organization (ILO), the World Bank, and the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). He is the author (with Robert Heilbroner) of The Making of Economic Society and The Crisis of Vision in Modern Economic Thought, and the editor of Labor and the Globalization of Production, as well as the author of numerous articles on the labor market effects of international trade and on the methodology of economics. Professor Milberg received his PhD in economics from Rutgers University.

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