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Capitalism stands unrivalled as the economic system of our times. Since the collapse of the Soviet bloc, the world has become a stage for capital, and yet despite this dominance, capitalism is still not well-understood.

This is a guide to thinking about capitalism, both as an ideology and as an economic system. It asks: what are the central, unchanging features of capitalis
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Paperback, 202 pages
Published September 1st 2006 by Longman Publishing Group
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Mark Desrosiers
The first half tries to figure out what capitalism is, and Bowles makes it pretty clear only what it's not: "natural" or "eternal". Second half covers the recent history of capitalism in all its abundant varieties, including a frightening chapter on neoliberalism. Though he gives a fair hearing to clowns like Hayek and Friedman, it's pretty obvious he's on the side of us lefties. Concise and essential.
Litbitch
An excellent overview of capitalism.
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Paul Bowles is a Professor of Economics at the University of Northern British Columbia. He has published widely on both globalisation and East Asian development, and is author of National Currencies and Globalization: Endangered Species? (2007) and Globalization and Labour in China and India (2010).
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National Currencies and Globalization: Endangered Specie? Globalization and Labour in China and India: Impacts and Responses The Political Economy Of China's Financial Reforms: Finance In Late Development International Trade and Neoliberal Globalism: Towards Re-Peripheralisation in Australia, Canada and Mexico? Japan after the Economic Miracle: In Search of New Directions (SOCIAL INDICATORS RESEARCH SERIES Volume 3)

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