Capital and Ideology

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Top Incomes in France in the Twentieth Century

Top Incomes in France in the Twentieth Century
Author: Thomas Piketty
Pages: 1104
ISBN: 9780674986237
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Release: 2018-05-07
Editor: Harvard University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A landmark in contemporary social science, this pioneering work by Thomas Piketty explains the facts and dynamics of income inequality in France in the twentieth century. On its publication in French in 2001, it helped launch the international program led by Piketty and others to explore the grand patterns and causes of global inequality—research that has since transformed public debate. Appearing here in English for the first time, this stunning achievement will take its place alongside Capital in the Twenty-First Century as a modern classic of economic analysis. Top Incomes in France in the Twentieth Century is essential in part because of Piketty’s unprecedented efforts to uncover, untangle, and present in clear form data about patterns in tax and inheritance in France dating back to 1900. But it is also an exceptional work of analysis, tracking and explaining with Piketty’s characteristically lucid prose the effects of political conflict, war, and social change on the economic pressures and public policies that determined the lives of millions. A work of unusual intellectual power and ambition, Top Incomes in France in the Twentieth Century is a vital resource for anyone concerned with the economic, political, and social history of France, and it is central to ongoing debates about social justice, inequality, taxation, and the evolution of capitalism around the world.

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.

The Political Economy of Trade Policy

The Political Economy of Trade Policy
Author: Devashish Mitra
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9789814569156
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Release: 2016-03-11
Editor: World Scientific Publishing Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Political Economy of Trade Policy: Theory, Evidence and Applications is a collection of sole-authored and co-authored papers by Devashish Mitra that have been published in various scholarly journals over the last two decades. It covers diverse topics in the political economy of trade policy, ranging from the role of modeling lobby formation in the context of trade policy determination to its applications to the question of unilateralism versus reciprocity and trade agreements. It also includes the theory and the empirics of the choice of policy instruments. Finally, the book presents the empirical investigation of the Grossman-Helpman “Protection for Sale” model as well as the Mayer “Median-Voter” model of trade policy determination.

On Law and Ideology

On Law and Ideology
Author: Paul Q. Hirst
Pages: 181
ISBN: UOM:39015004275569
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Release: 1979
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Making of Iraq 1900 1963

The Making of Iraq  1900 1963
Author: Samira Haj
Pages: 215
ISBN: 0791432416
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Release: 1997-01-01
Editor: SUNY Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Haj explains the pervasive violence of Iraq's political scene not by invoking ageless images of sectarian strife and irrational bloodlust but by showing that the violent political battles of the 1950s and 1960s were the result of fundamental changes in the system of ownership and agricultural production during the nineteenth century.

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: un

Explanation of the Book:

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

Marx s Theory of Ideology RLE Marxism

Marx s Theory of Ideology  RLE Marxism
Author: Bhikhu Parekh
Pages: 260
ISBN: 9781317499121
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Release: 2015-04-17
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Although Marx’s concept of ideology has been a subject of considerable discussion, much of the debate has proved to be rather disappointing. There has been no systematic attempt to examine why Marx needed the concept of ideology, why it was an important concept for him and how it related to his views on truth and objectivity. This book, first published in 1982, considers these and other neglected questions. It explains why Marx continued to use the term ideology throughout his life to mean both idealism and apologia and traces the complex ways in which, according to Marx, such talented writers as Hegel became apologists. In conclusion the book outlines the lessons Marx learnt from his investigations into the nature and mechanism of ideology and discusses his theories of objectivity and truth.

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.

Empire of Cotton

Empire of Cotton
Author: Sven Beckert
Pages: 640
ISBN: 9780375713965
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Release: 2015
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The epic story of the rise and fall of the empire of cotton, its centrality in the world economy, and its making and remaking of global capitalism. Sven Beckert's rich, fascinating book tells the story of how, in a remarkably brief period, European entrepreneurs and powerful statesmen recast the world's most significant manufacturing industry combining imperial expansion and slave labor with new machines and wage workers to change the world. Here is the story of how, beginning well before the advent of machine production in 1780, these men created a potent innovation (Beckert calls it war capitalism, capitalism based on unrestrained actions of private individuals; the domination of masters over slaves, of colonial capitalists over indigenous inhabitants), and crucially affected the disparate realms of cotton that had existed for millennia. We see how this thing called war capitalism shaped the rise of cotton, and then was used as a lever to transform the world. The empire of cotton was, from the beginning, a fulcrum of constant global struggle between slaves and planters, merchants and statesmen, farmers and merchants, workers and factory owners. In this as in so many other ways, Beckert makes clear how these forces ushered in the modern world. The result is a book as unsettling and disturbing as it is enlightening: a book that brilliantly weaves together the story of cotton with how the present global world came to exist"--Résumé de l'éditeur.

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.

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

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.

On the Reproduction of Capitalism

On the Reproduction of Capitalism
Author: Louis Althusser
Pages: 285
ISBN: 9781781681640
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Release: 2014
Editor: Verso Trade
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Published for the first time in English, this influential work discusses the author's conception of historical materialism, outlining the conditions of reproduction in capitalist society and the revolutionary struggle for its overthrow and addressing questions that still haunt us today. Original.