The Cultural Context of Economics and Politics

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The Cultural Context of Economics and Politics offers both breadth and depth in its exploration of the role that politics, economics, and culture have in shaping this nation's social institutions. Thomas Sowell contributes a broad survey of culture and policy followed by an examination of motivating values and priorities in education, crime policies, and family-related issues. Dr. Lichter writes a sobering historical review of television contrasting the values currently depicted by television with values ...

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Overview

The Cultural Context of Economics and Politics offers both breadth and depth in its exploration of the role that politics, economics, and culture have in shaping this nation's social institutions. Thomas Sowell contributes a broad survey of culture and policy followed by an examination of motivating values and priorities in education, crime policies, and family-related issues. Dr. Lichter writes a sobering historical review of television contrasting the values currently depicted by television with values portrayed a generation ago. George Weigel examines the place of corporate America and the philosophy of a free economy within the cultural debates. Don Lavoie addresses the difficulty of incorporating culture into economic theory. Peter Berger investigates the effect of culture on economic activity by examining the business success of non-communist Chinese people and the effect of Protestant Evangelicalism in Latin America. Brigitte Berger argues that the nuclear family is the only institution capable of spontaneously generating social processes in favor of economic progress and democratic politics. Co-published with the Center for Economic and Policy Education.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780819196804
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Publication date: 10/4/1994
  • Pages: 103
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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T. William Boxx is a Director of the Philip M. McKenna Foundation in Latrobe, Pennsylvania which conducts grant programs in public policy research, economic education, and higher education. Gary M. Quinlivan is the Executive Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Education at Saint Vincent College.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
1 Political Economy and Culture: Principles of the Social Order 1
2 Culture, Economics and Politics 7
3 Go to Harvard and Turn Left: The Rise of Socialist Ideology in Higher Education 15
4 Economic and Political Perspectives in the Entertainment Media 27
5 Taking Care of Business, Taking Care of Culture: The American Corporation and the American Culture Wars 35
6 Cultural Studies and the Conditions for Entrepreneurship 51
7 Our Economic Culture 71
8 The Family Connection in Democratic Capitalist Societies 79
Biographies of the Contributors 87
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