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The Economics and Sociology of Capitalism

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The renowned economist Joseph A. Schumpeter (1883-1950) made seminal contributions not only to economic theory but also to sociology and economic history. His work is now attracting wide attention among sociologists, as well as experiencing a remarkable revival among economists. This anthology, which serves as an excellent introduction to Schumpeter, emphasizes his broad s ...more
Paperback, 504 pages
Published January 21st 1991 by Princeton University Press (first published October 1st 1990)
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This is the book from which one can most readily access Schumpeter's primary statement on Fiscal Sociology, i.e. the "Crisis of the Tax State," i.e. (with Rudolf Goldscheid) the foundational work in Fiscal Sociology.
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Joseph Alois Schumpeter (8 February 1883 – 8 January 1950) was an Austrian American economist and political scientist. He briefly served as Finance Minister of Austria in 1919. One of the most influential economists of the 20th century, Schumpeter popularized the term "creative destruction" in economics.
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