Making Money: The Philosophy of Crisis Capitalism

By Ole Bjerg

What's funds? the place does it come from? Who makes our cash this day? and the way do we comprehend the present nation of our economic climate as a problem of cash itself?

In Making Money, Ole Bjerg turns those questions right into a subject of philosophical instead of financial research. utilizing the taking into account Slavoj Žižek, whereas nonetheless attractive with mainstream fiscal literature, the publication presents a really philosophical concept of cash. This concept is spread out in reflections at the nature of economic phenomenon similar to monetary markets, banks, debt, credits, derivatives, gold, danger, price, fee, pursuits, and arbitrage. The research of cash is positioned into an ancient context via suggesting that the present monetary turbulence and debt drawback are signs that we are living within the age of post-credit capitalism. via bridging the fields of economics and modern philosophy, Bjerg's paintings engages in a efficient type of highbrow arbitrage.

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The End of Organized Capitalism

By Scott Lash

The finish of geared up Capitalism argues that—despite Marx’s and Weber’s insistence that capitalist societies develop into progressively more ordered—we now dwell in an period of “disorganized capitalism.” The e-book is dedicated to a scientific exam of the shift to disorganized capitalism in 5 Western international locations (Britain, the USA, France, West Germany, and Sweden). throughout the research of area, classification, and tradition, Lash and Urry painting the restructuring of capitalist social family members that has resulted from this disorganization. They adduce proof for the claims that during all the countries there's a circulation towards a deconcentration of capital inside geographical regions; towards the elevated separation of banks, and the nation; and towards the redistribution of efficient relatives and class-relevant residential patterns.
    The authors additionally exhibit that nationwide disparities in modern, disorganized capitalism could be understood via shut exam of the level to which, and mode during which, capitalism grew to become traditionally geared up in all the 5 nations less than consideration.
    The lucid arguments and sensible comparisons during this publication might be of serious curiosity to political scientists, sociologists, geographers, economists, and historians.


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Good Value: Reflections on Money, Morality and an Uncertain World

Can one be either a moral individual and a good businessperson? Stephen eco-friendly, an ordained priest and the chairman of HSBC, thinks so. In Good Value, eco-friendly retraces the background of the worldwide financial system and its monetary structures, and indicates that whereas has brought large benefits to humanity, it has additionally deserted over 1000000000 humans to severe poverty, inspired overconsumption and debt, and ravaged the surroundings.

How will we reconcile the calls for of capitalism with either the typical reliable and our personal religious and mental wishes as contributors? to respond to that, and a few of the main vexing questions of our age, eco-friendly takes us on a full of life and erudite trip via heritage, searching for classes within the paintings of economists and philosophers, businessmen and poets, theologians and novelists, playwrights and political scientists.

An crucial enterprise audiobook by means of a guy who's uniquely certified to jot down it, Good Value is a well timed and persuasive research of the main urgent monetary and ethical questions we are facing.

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Pretend We're Dead: Capitalist Monsters in American Pop Culture

By Annalee Newitz

In Pretend We’re Dead, Annalee Newitz argues that the slimy zombies and gore-soaked murderers who've stormed via American movie and literature over the last century include the violent contradictions of capitalism. Ravaged via overwork, alienated through company conformity, and mutilated by means of the unfettered lust for revenue, fictional monsters act out the issues with an economy that turns out designed to devour humans whole.

Newitz appears to be like at representations of serial killers, mad medical professionals, the undead, cyborgs, and unfortunates mutated by means of their involvement with the mass media undefined. even if contemplating the serial killer who turns homicide right into a type of hard work by means of mass generating useless our bodies, or the hack writers and bloodthirsty actresses trapped inside of Hollywood’s profit-mad storytelling computer, she finds that every creature has its personal story to inform approximately how a freewheeling marketplace financial system turns humans into monstrosities.

Newitz tracks the monsters spawned through capitalism via b video clips, Hollywood blockbusters, pulp fiction, and American literary classics, their manifestations in works reminiscent of Norman Mailer’s “true lifestyles novel” The Executioner’s Song; the fast tales of Isaac Asimov and H. P. Lovecraft; the cyberpunk novels of William Gibson and Marge Piercy; true-crime books concerning the serial killers Ted Bundy and Jeffrey Dahmer; and films together with Modern Times (1936), Donovan’s Brain (1953), Night of the residing Dead (1968), RoboCop (1987), The Silence of the Lambs (1991), and Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001). Newitz exhibits that as literature and picture inform it, the tale of yank capitalism because the overdue 19th century is a story of body-mangling, soul-crushing horror.

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Forging Capitalism: Rogues, Swindlers, Frauds, and the Rise of Modern Finance (Yale Series in Economic and Financial History)

By Ian Klaus

Vice is endemic to Western capitalism, based on this attention-grabbing, wildly enjoyable, frequently startling historical past of recent finance. Ian Klaus’s Forging Capitalism demonstrates how overseas monetary affairs within the 19th century have been carried out not just by way of gents as a noble pursuit but in addition by way of connivers, thieves, swindlers, and frauds who believed that no probability used to be too nice and no scheme too outrageous if the financial present was once monstrous adequate. Taken jointly, the grand deceptions of the formidable schemers and the decided efforts to protect opposed to them were instrumental in developing the monetary institutions of this present day. In a narrative teeming with playboys and scoundrels and wealthy in colourful and outstanding occasions, Klaus chronicles the evolution of belief via 3 particular epochs: the age of values, the age of networks and reputations, and, finally, in a global of elevated know-how and wealth, the age of skepticism and verification. In today’s international, the place the questionable dealings of huge overseas monetary associations are always within the highlight, this striking background has nice relevance, supplying crucial classes in either the significance and the constraints of trust.

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The Making of Global Capitalism: The Political Economy Of American Empire

By Sam Gindin

The all-encompassing embody of global capitalism initially of the twenty-first century used to be in most cases attributed to the prevalence of aggressive markets. Globalization had looked to be the normal end result of this unstoppable technique. yet this present day, with international markets roiling and more and more reliant on nation intervention to stick afloat, it has turn into transparent that markets and states aren’t straightforwardly opposing forces.

In this groundbreaking paintings, Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin show the intimate courting among sleek capitalism and the yank kingdom, together with its function as an “informal empire” selling loose alternate and capital routine. via a robust ancient survey, they express how the U.S. has superintended the restructuring of different states in desire of aggressive markets and coordinated the administration of more and more widespread monetary crises.

The Making of worldwide Capitalism, via its hugely unique research of the 1st nice financial main issue of the twenty-first century, identifies the centrality of the social conflicts that ensue inside of states instead of among them. those rising fault traces carry out the opportunity of new political hobbies reworking state states and transcending worldwide markets.

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A Brief History of Neoliberalism

By David Harvey

Neoliberalism--the doctrine that industry alternate is an ethic in itself, in a position to appearing as a advisor for all human action--has develop into dominant in either proposal and perform all through a lot of the area due to the fact 1970 or so. Writing for a large viewers, David Harvey, writer of The New Imperialism and The situation of Postmodernity, right here tells the political-economic tale of the place neoliberalization got here from and the way it proliferated at the global degree. via severe engagement with this historical past, he constructs a framework, not just for interpreting the political and monetary risks that now encompass us, but in addition for assessing the clients for the extra socially simply possible choices being encouraged by way of many oppositional movements.

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The Great Divergence: America's Growing Inequality Crisis and What We Can Do about It

By Timothy Noah

For the prior 3 many years, the USA has progressively turn into a country of haves and have-nots. Our earning are more and more significantly unequal: the head 1% of american citizens acquire nearly 20% of the nation's income-more than double their percentage in 1973. we've much less equality of source of revenue than Venezuela, Kenya, or Yemen.

What economics Nobelist Paul Krugman phrases "the nice Divergence" has beforehand been taken care of as little greater than a speaking aspect, a membership to be wielded in ideological battles. however it could be the most crucial switch during this nation in the course of our lifetimes-a sharp, primary shift within the personality of yank society, and never in any respect for the better.

The source of revenue hole has been blamed on every little thing from desktops to immigration, yet its factors and effects demand a sufferer, non-partisan exploration. In The nice Divergence, Timothy Noah promises this urgently wanted inquiry, ignoring political rhetoric and drawing at the most sensible paintings of up to date researchers to see past traditional knowledge. Noah explains not just how the good Divergence has happen, yet why it threatens American democracy-and most crucial, how we will be able to start to opposite it.

The nice Divergence is poised to be the most talked-about books of 2012, a jump-start to the nationwide dialog approximately what sort of society we aspire to be within the twenty first century: a land of equality, or a urban on a hill-with a slum on the bottom.

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