Understanding capitalism: competition, command, and change

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Oxford University Press, 2005 - Business & Economics - 579 pages
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Understanding Capitalism, Third Edition is an economics textbook offeringan introduction to political economy, with extensive attention to the exerciseof power in society and the historical evolution of economicinstitutions.

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Contents

CHAPTER 1 Capitalism Shakes the World
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CHAPTER 2 People Preferences and Society
31
CHAPTER 3 A ThreeDimensional Approach to Economics
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Samuel Bowles is Research Professor and Director of the Behavioral Sciences Program at the Santa Fe Institute and Professor of Economics at the University of Siena. He is coauthor of "Notes and Problems in Microeconomic Theory" (North Holland Texts in Mathematical Economics) and "Schooling in Capitalist America" (Basic Books), and has published articles, most recently, in the "American Economic Review, Nature," the "Quarterly Journal of Economics," the "Economic Journal," and the "Journal of Theoretical Biology.

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