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The Resource Is capitalism obsolete? : a journey through alternative economic systems, Giacomo Corneo ; translated by Daniel Steuer

Is capitalism obsolete? : a journey through alternative economic systems, Giacomo Corneo ; translated by Daniel Steuer

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Is capitalism obsolete? : a journey through alternative economic systems
Title
Is capitalism obsolete?
Title remainder
a journey through alternative economic systems
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Giacomo Corneo ; translated by Daniel Steuer
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  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
Is there a feasible and desirable alternative to capitalism? Challenging capitalism has been somewhat taboo for academic economists since the collapse of communism. And yet it remains a hot question, not just because nine years after the outbreak of the financial crisis, unemployment is still ravaging entire societies, but also because the long-term prospects of capitalism are no longer as bright as they used to be. As Thomas Piketty warns in Capital in the Twenty-First Century, we have cause to fear the resurgence of a kind of rentiers' society, where economic and political power are concentrated in the hands of a small minority of rich heirs. Is Capitalism Obsolete? provides a refreshing overview of possible alternatives to capitalism and offers a recipe for improving the human lot. Given the necessity of identifying viable alternatives, Is Capitalism Obsolete? provides an intellectual tour of various proposed economic systems in which production and consumption obey non-capitalistic rules, from Plato's Republic of Philosophers to the Christian-Social State of the Jesuits in Paraguay, and on through More's Utopia, anarchic communism, central planning, self-management, market socialism, and the notion of the stakeholder society. Clearly, capitalism is not without alternatives. But along with the promises of various systems, daunting problems arise when the basic institutions of capitalism--markets and private property--are suppressed. The traditional counterproposals to capitalism fail to pass a test of economic feasibility despite the shortcomings of today's capitalism. Corneo arrives at a proposal to gradually transform capitalism into a system that will better share prosperity and foster democratic participation.--
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Corneo, Giacomo G
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330.12
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Translated from the German
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HB90
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.C67 2017
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non fiction
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Steuer, Daniel
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  • Comparative economics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Capitalism
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Is capitalism obsolete? : a journey through alternative economic systems, Giacomo Corneo ; translated by Daniel Steuer
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  • "First published as Bessere Welt: Hat der Kapitalismus Ausgedient? Eine Reise durch Alternative Wirtschaftssysteme by Giacomo Corneo (c) 2014 Goldegg Verlag GmbH, Berlin and Vienna."
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Prologue: A father and daughter debate -- Philosophers and failures of the state -- Utopia and common ownership -- Cooperation, rationality, values -- Luxury and anarchism -- Planning -- Self-management -- Markets and socialism -- Shareholder socialism -- Universal basic income and basic capital -- Market economy plus welfare state -- Epilogue: A father and daughter come to terms -- Appendix A: A two-step proposal to enhance the role of public capital in market economies
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ocn971892795
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25 cm
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viii, 304 pages
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9780674495289
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2016057809
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rdamedia
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  • (Sirsi) i9780674495289
  • (OCoLC)971892795
Label
Is capitalism obsolete? : a journey through alternative economic systems, Giacomo Corneo ; translated by Daniel Steuer
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "First published as Bessere Welt: Hat der Kapitalismus Ausgedient? Eine Reise durch Alternative Wirtschaftssysteme by Giacomo Corneo (c) 2014 Goldegg Verlag GmbH, Berlin and Vienna."
  • Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: A father and daughter debate -- Philosophers and failures of the state -- Utopia and common ownership -- Cooperation, rationality, values -- Luxury and anarchism -- Planning -- Self-management -- Markets and socialism -- Shareholder socialism -- Universal basic income and basic capital -- Market economy plus welfare state -- Epilogue: A father and daughter come to terms -- Appendix A: A two-step proposal to enhance the role of public capital in market economies
Control code
ocn971892795
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 304 pages
Isbn
9780674495289
Lccn
2016057809
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780674495289
  • (OCoLC)971892795

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