×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Folklore of Capitalism
     

Folklore of Capitalism

by Thurman W. Arnold
 

See All Formats & Editions

Written in 1937 when the Thurman W. Arnold was a law professor at Yale, the Folklore of Capitalism is a puckish but serious critique of what he saw as the myths of capitalism. Summing up his book in the Preface, the author said, "By the folklore of capitalism I mean those ideas about social organizations which are not regarded as folklore but accepted as fundamental

Overview

Written in 1937 when the Thurman W. Arnold was a law professor at Yale, the Folklore of Capitalism is a puckish but serious critique of what he saw as the myths of capitalism. Summing up his book in the Preface, the author said, "By the folklore of capitalism I mean those ideas about social organizations which are not regarded as folklore but accepted as fundamental principles of law and economics." The book, which satirizes many beliefs of American laissez-faire society, was a best-seller and brought Mr. Arnold national attention.

The basic premise of the book is that the thinking man, after learning the proper lessons of history, chooses wisely between Capitalism, Communism, and Fascism -- provided he doesn't let emotion sway his reason or listen to the blandishments of demagogues.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781587980251
Publisher:
Beard Group Inc.
Publication date:
12/28/2000
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.94(d)

Meet the Author

Thurman W. Arnold (1891-1969) was assistant attorney general who headed the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice under Franklin D. Roosevelt. In addition to this book he is the author of The Symbols of Government and Fair Fights and Foul: A Dissenting Lawyer's Life.

Sidney A. Pearson, Jr. is professor emeritus of political science at Radford University. He is the editor of Transaction’s Library of Liberal Thought series.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews