Capital and Ideology

Capital and Ideology
Author: Thomas Piketty
Pages: 1150
ISBN: 9780674980822
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Release: 2020
Editor: Belknap Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century showed that capitalism, left to itself, generates deepening inequality. In this audacious follow-up, he challenges us to revolutionize how we think about ideology and history, exposing the ideas that have sustained inequality since premodern times and outlining a fairer economic system.

Capital and Ideology

Capital and Ideology
Author: Thomas Piketty
Pages: 976
ISBN: 9780674245082
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Release: 2020-03-10
Editor: Harvard University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The epic successor to one of the most important books of the century: at once a retelling of global history, a scathing critique of contemporary politics, and a bold proposal for a new and fairer economic system. Thomas Piketty’s bestselling Capital in the Twenty-First Century galvanized global debate about inequality. In this audacious follow-up, Piketty challenges us to revolutionize how we think about politics, ideology, and history. He exposes the ideas that have sustained inequality for the past millennium, reveals why the shallow politics of right and left are failing us today, and outlines the structure of a fairer economic system. Our economy, Piketty observes, is not a natural fact. Markets, profits, and capital are all historical constructs that depend on choices. Piketty explores the material and ideological interactions of conflicting social groups that have given us slavery, serfdom, colonialism, communism, and hypercapitalism, shaping the lives of billions. He concludes that the great driver of human progress over the centuries has been the struggle for equality and education and not, as often argued, the assertion of property rights or the pursuit of stability. The new era of extreme inequality that has derailed that progress since the 1980s, he shows, is partly a reaction against communism, but it is also the fruit of ignorance, intellectual specialization, and our drift toward the dead-end politics of identity. Once we understand this, we can begin to envision a more balanced approach to economics and politics. Piketty argues for a new “participatory” socialism, a system founded on an ideology of equality, social property, education, and the sharing of knowledge and power. Capital and Ideology is destined to be one of the indispensable books of our time, a work that will not only help us understand the world, but that will change it.

Capital in the Twenty First Century

Capital in the Twenty First Century
Author: Thomas Piketty
Pages: 816
ISBN: 9780674979857
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Release: 2017-08-14
Editor: Harvard University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The main driver of inequality—returns on capital that exceed the rate of economic growth—is again threatening to generate extreme discontent and undermine democratic values. Thomas Piketty’s findings in this ambitious, original, rigorous work will transform debate and set the agenda for the next generation of thought about wealth and inequality.

The Economics of Inequality

The Economics of Inequality
Author: Thomas Piketty
Pages: 142
ISBN: 9780674504806
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Release: 2015-08-03
Editor: Harvard University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Succinct, accessible, and authoritative, Thomas Piketty’s The Economics of Inequality is the ideal place to start for those who want to understand the fundamental issues at the heart of one the most pressing concerns in contemporary economics and politics. This work now appears in English for the first time.

Thomas Piketty Capital and Ideology and Liberal Delusions

Thomas Piketty  Capital and Ideology  and Liberal Delusions
Author: Thomas Winterbottom
Pages: 76
ISBN: 9798664031683
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Release: 2020-07-06
Editor: Independently Published
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book examines a common liberal misconception around the idea of economic inequality.

SUMMARY Capital And Ideology By Thomas Piketty

SUMMARY   Capital And Ideology By Thomas Piketty
Author: Shortcut Edition
Pages: 35
ISBN:
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Release: 2021-06-21
Editor: Shortcut Edition
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

* Our summary is short, simple and pragmatic. It allows you to have the essential ideas of a big book in less than 30 minutes. By reading this summary, you will discover how, through an analysis of capital and social distribution data, human societies have evolved. You will also discover : how great transformations are born from the meeting of ideas and events; how ideology is used to justify existing inequalities; that progressive income tax has promoted economic growth while lowering the level of inequality; that today's society retains many traces of the societies that preceded it; the influence of the communist experience on world ideology; proposals for building a more egalitarian society. Throughout history, societies have largely evolved from a medieval society of orders to today's hypercapitalist society. Using a large database, economist Thomas Piketty has analyzed the evolutions and transformations that have shaped the world. Each period presents an ideology that has allowed the acceptance of a model of organization and distribution of wealth. Indeed, the ideology represents a foundation of values and beliefs that justifies the inequalities generated by the societal model. The study of the trajectories taken by successive societies in history demonstrates their multiplicity. It breaks with a deterministic vision of the world. Today's society has inherited these varied trajectories. Would it be possible to derive a new, more egalitarian ideology from them? *Buy now the summary of this book for the modest price of a cup of coffee!

Capitalist Realism

Capitalist Realism
Author: Mark Fisher
Pages: 92
ISBN: 9781780997346
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Release: 2009-11-27
Editor: John Hunt Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

After 1989, capitalism has successfully presented itself as the only realistic political-economic system - a situation that the bank crisis of 2008, far from ending, actually compounded. The book analyses the development and principal features of this capitalist realism as a lived ideological framework. Using examples from politics, films, fiction, work and education, it argues that capitalist realism colours all areas of contemporary experience. But it will also show that, because of a number of inconsistencies and glitches internal to the capitalist reality program capitalism in fact is anything but realistic.

Four Walls and a Roof

Four Walls and a Roof
Author: Reinier de Graaf
Pages: 528
ISBN: 9780674982765
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Release: 2017-09-25
Editor: Harvard University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Architects, we like to believe, shape the world as they please. Reinier de Graaf draws on his own tragicomic experiences to present a candid account of what it is really like to work as an architect. To achieve anything, he notes, architects must serve the powers they strive to critique, finding themselves in a perpetual conflict of interest.

Theories of Ideology

Theories of Ideology
Author: Jan Rehmann
Pages: 358
ISBN: 9789004252318
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Release: 2013-07-25
Editor: BRILL
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Jan Rehmann reconstructs the different strands of ideology theories, ranging from Marx to Adorno/Horkheimer, from Gramsci to Stuart Hall, from Althusser to Foucault, from Bourdieu to W.F. Haug. He puts them into dialogue with each other and applies them to today's high-tech-capitalism.

Volkskapitalisme

Volkskapitalisme
Author: Dan O'Meara
Pages: 300
ISBN: 052110467X
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Release: 2009-03-19
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The 1982 split in the Ruling Nationalist Party in South Africa focused attention on the relationship between Afrikaner nationalism and capitalism. Volkskapitalisme (the nationalist term for Afrikaner capital) analyses the development of Afrikaner nationalism from the early thirties to the election victory of the Nationalist Party in 1948. The book sets out to refute the commonly held belief that the nationalist policies of apartheid are simply the product of 'irrational' racial ideology. Dan O'Meara examines here for the first time the relationship between the emergence of 'Afrikaner' capital in the so-called Economic Movement of the 1940s and the political and ideological forms of development of Afrikaner nationalism. During these years, far from being a monolithic movement of an ethnically mobilised group, Afrikaner nationalism emerged as an alliance of conflicting class forces. Dan O'Meara's examination of the development of Afrikaner capital and the interplay of ideology, class and economic interests in Afrikaner nationalism is essential reading for all concerned with past political struggles in southern Africa.

Communication and Capitalism

Communication and Capitalism
Author: Christian Fuchs
Pages: 406
ISBN: 9781912656721
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Release: 2020-05-19
Editor: University of Westminster Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

‘An authoritative analysis of the role of communication in contemporary capitalism and an important contribution to debates about the forms of domination and potentials for liberation in today’s capitalist society.’ — Professor Michael Hardt, Duke University, co-author of the tetralogy Empire, Commonwealth, Multitude, and Assembly ‘A comprehensive approach to understanding and transcending the deepening crisis of communicative capitalism. It is a major work of synthesis and essential reading for anyone wanting to know what critical analysis is and why we need it now more than ever.’ — Professor Graham Murdock, Emeritus Professor, University of Loughborough and co-editor of The Handbook of Political Economy of Communications Communication and Capitalism outlines foundations of a critical theory of communication. Going beyond Jürgen Habermas’ theory of communicative action, Christian Fuchs outlines a communicative materialism that is a critical, dialectical, humanist approach to theorising communication in society and in capitalism. The book renews Marxist Humanism as a critical theory perspective on communication and society. The author theorises communication and society by engaging with the dialectic, materialism, society, work, labour, technology, the means of communication as means of production, capitalism, class, the public sphere, alienation, ideology, nationalism, racism, authoritarianism, fascism, patriarchy, globalisation, the new imperialism, the commons, love, death, metaphysics, religion, critique, social and class struggles, praxis, and socialism. Fuchs renews the engagement with the questions of what it means to be a human and a humanist today and what dangers humanity faces today.

Top Incomes

Top Incomes
Author: A. B. Atkinson,Thomas Piketty
Pages: 776
ISBN: 9780199286898
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Release: 2010-04-01
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This volume brings together an exciting range of new studies of top incomes in a wide range of countries from around the world. The studies use data from income tax records to cast light on the dramatic changes that have taken place at the top of the income distribution. The results cover 22 countries and have a long time span, going back to 1875.

Saving Capitalism

Saving Capitalism
Author: Robert B. Reich
Pages: 279
ISBN: 9780345806222
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Release: 2016
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The prevailing view -- The five building blocks of capitalism -- Freedom and power -- The new property -- The new monopoly -- The new contracts -- The new bankruptcy -- The enforcement mechanism -- Summary : the market mechanism as a whole -- The meritocratic myth -- The hidden mechanism of ceo pay -- The subterfuge of Wall Street pay -- The declining bargaining power of the middle -- The rise of the working poor -- The rise of the non-working rich -- Reprise -- The threat to capitalism -- The decline of countervailing power -- Restoring countervailing power -- Ending upward distribution -- Reinventing the corporation -- When robots take over -- The citizen's bequest -- New rules

Building Modern Turkey

Building Modern Turkey
Author: Zeynep Kezer
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780822981190
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Release: 2016-01-18
Editor: University of Pittsburgh Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Building Modern Turkey offers a critical account of how the built environment mediated Turkey’s transition from a pluralistic (multiethnic and multireligious) empire into a modern, homogenized nation-state following the collapse of the Ottoman Empire at the end of World War I. Zeynep Kezer argues that the deliberate dismantling of ethnic and religious enclaves and the spatial practices that ensued were as integral to conjuring up a sense of national unity and facilitating the operations of a modern nation-state as were the creation of a new capital, Ankara, and other sites and services that embodied a new modern way of life. The book breaks new ground by examining both the creative and destructive forces at play in the making of modern Turkey and by addressing the overwhelming frictions during this profound transformation and their long-term consequences. By considering spatial transformations at different scales—from the experience of the individual self in space to that of international geopolitical disputes—Kezer also illuminates the concrete and performative dimensions of fortifying a political ideology, one that instills in the population a sense of membership in and allegiance to the nation above all competing loyalties and ensures its longevity.

The Relational Nordic Welfare State

The Relational Nordic Welfare State
Author: Sakari Hänninen,Kirsi-Marja Lehtelä,Paula Saikkonen
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781788974653
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Release: 2019-12-27
Editor: Edward Elgar Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The success of the Nordic welfare state is well known, but the key drivers of its remarkable expansion are not. This book explores the relationships between citizens that constitute the normative groundwork of Nordic societies, arguing that the quality of relations steers welfare development.

Ideology and Social Welfare

Ideology and Social Welfare
Author: Victor George,Paul Wilding
Pages: 172
ISBN: 0415051010
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Release: 1985
Editor: Psychology Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A revised and rewritten version of the best-selling textbook

Windows of Opportunity

Windows of Opportunity
Author: David Sainsbury
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781782836339
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Release: 2020-02-27
Editor: Profile Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Is neoclassical economics dead? Why have the biggest industrial economies stagnated since the financial crisis? Is the competitive threat from China a tired metaphor or a genuine danger to our standard of living? Lord David Sainsbury draws on his experience in business and government to assemble the evidence and comes to some startling conclusions. In Windows of Opportunity, he argues that economic growth comes not as a steady process, but as a series of jumps, based on investment in high value-added firms. Because these firms are engaged in winner-takes-all competition, rapid growth in one country can indeed come at the expense of growth in another, contrary to the standard models. He suggests a new theory of growth and development, with a role for government in 'picking winners' at the level of technologies and industries rather than individual firms. With the role of industrial policy at the centre of the Brexit debate, but a significant intellectual gap in setting out what that policy should be, this book could not be more timely.

After Piketty

After Piketty
Author: Heather Boushey,J. Bradford DeLong,Marshall Steinbaum
Pages: 688
ISBN: 9780674978171
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Release: 2017-05-08
Editor: Harvard University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Are Thomas Piketty’s analyses of inequality on target? Where should researchers go from here in exploring the ideas he pushed to the forefront of global conversation? In After Piketty, a cast of economists and other social scientists tackle these questions in dialogue with Piketty, in what is sure to be a much-debated book in its own right.

On Ideology

On Ideology
Author: Louis Althusser
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781788739252
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Release: 2020-04-07
Editor: Verso Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This major voice in French philosophy presents a classic study of how particular political and cultural ideas come to dominate society. Spanning the years 1964 to 1973, On Ideology contains the seminal text, “Ideology and Ideological State Apparatus” (1970), which revolutionized the concept of subject formation. In “Reply to John Lewis” (1972–73), Althusser addressed the criticisms of the English Marxist toward On Marx and Reading Capital. Also included are “Freud and Lacan” (1964) and “A Letter on Art in Reply to André Daspre” (1966).

National Ideology Under Socialism

National Ideology Under Socialism
Author: Katherine Verdery
Pages: 406
ISBN: 9780520203587
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Release: 1995-09-14
Editor: Univ of California Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The current transformation of many Eastern European societies is impossible to understand without comprehending the intellectual struggles surrounding nationalism in the region. Anthropologist Katherine Verdery shows how the example of Romania suggests that current ethnic tensions come not from a resurrection of pre-Communist Nationalism but from the strengthening of national ideologies under Communist Party rule.