Making of an Economic Society / Edition 10

Making of an Economic Society / Edition 10

by Robert L. Heilbroner, William Milberg, William Milberg, William S. Milberg
     
 

ISBN-10: 0138747369

ISBN-13: 9780138747367

Pub. Date: 08/28/1997

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference

For thirty-five years The Making of Economic Society has taught us how to fit the times in which we have been living into the drama of its title. No easy assurances or baleful prophecies emerge from this classic text. What the reader gains is an understanding of the possibilities, good and bad, for the making of economic society in the years ahead.  See more details below

Overview

For thirty-five years The Making of Economic Society has taught us how to fit the times in which we have been living into the drama of its title. No easy assurances or baleful prophecies emerge from this classic text. What the reader gains is an understanding of the possibilities, good and bad, for the making of economic society in the years ahead.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780138747367
Publisher:
Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date:
08/28/1997
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
175
Product dimensions:
6.97(w) x 9.22(h) x 9.23(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1The Economic Problem1
The Individual and Society2
Production and Distribution5
Three Solutions to the Economic Problem8
2The Premarket Economy17
The Economic Organization of Antiquity18
Economic Society in the Middle Ages26
Prerequisites of Change37
3The Emergence of Market Society42
Forces of Change42
Appearance of the Economic Aspect of Life53
The Invention of Economics60
4The Industrial Revolution69
A Great Turning Point70
The Industrial Revolution in the Perspective of Theory83
5The Impact of Industrial Technology93
Impact of One Invention94
The General Impact of Technology96
The Rise of Unionism99
Mass Production101
Agents of Industrial Change104
6The Change in Market Structure109
The Rise of Big Business110
Big Business Today116
The Economic Impact of Big Business121
Power and Responsibility124
7The Great Depression134
Critical Role of Capital Formation144
8The Evolution of Guided Capitalism149
Instruments of Policy159
9The Drift of European Economic History166
European Capitalism166
Recovery of European Capitalism171
10The New International Economy178
The United States in the World Economy180
Behind the Turnabout181
International Production184
Underdeveloped Systems189
11The Dynamics of Capitalism195
Capitalist Dynamics197
Inflationary Capitalism203
Unemployment207
12The Options Before America212
Controlling Inflation212
Combating Unemployment and Recession216
An International Economic Policy219
13Socialism and Capitalism225
The Soviet System227
Prospects for Capitalism237
A Last Word239
Index243

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