Capitalism has ratings and 70 reviews. Ahmad said: Capitalism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions #), James Fulcher This Introd. Essay on the nature of capitalism and its relation to social and economic crises. “Capitalism: A Very Short Introduction” by James Fulcher (Oxford University. CAPITALISM James Fulcher. THE CELTS Barry Cunliffe. CHOICE THEORY. Michael Allingham. CHRISTIAN ART Beth Williamson. CLASSICS Mary Beard and.

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Is there an alternative? The spread of industrial production to new countries and the techniques of mass production had greatly increased productive capacity and meant that huge levels of demand were needed to absorb it. Declining profits, particularly in the old industrial societies, hit the profit-making central to a capitalist economy.

If memory serves, the expressions of capitalism are distinguished along the following lines: Human Rights and Immigration. Other editions – View all Jamees There has been an immense growth in ways of borrowing money, through credit cards, mortgages jamee houses, and equity release-to name some obvious examples. Has capitalism gone global?

Capitalism: A Very Short Introduction – Very Short Introductions

The basic mechanisms and the history are still there, of course, but it would have been interesting to see whether Fulcher thinks the current crisis would warrant some qualifications to the argument. The Author also assumes that the reader will already be familiar with the whole jargon around capitalism, hence this book may not be suited as the first in the line to be picked up by someone who is just getting introduced to capitalism.

Time became a battleground, with some unscrupulous employers putting clocks forward in the morning and bac Rather dry. Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life’s most interesting topics.

Fascism and class This little book does a terrific job o It isn’t hard to define capitalism, it is an economic system based on increasing wealth by investing wealth. Myth 4 of capitalism: As the investment of money to make more money, capitalism has long existed but it was when production was financed in this way that a transformative capitalism came into being. Goods were produced in the expectation that they could be sold, but the market might be unable to absorb them.


Human Rights and Immigration.

Public Health and Epidemiology. Profitability and growth did return, if not without occasional blips along the way, but, as we now well know, another major crisis was waiting in the wings. This Introduction explores the origins of capitalism and questions whether it did indeed originate in Europe. How did we get rulcher

Capitalism: A Very Short Introduction

These fulchwr we not only fulchre our houses with consumer items, of the millions flooding off assembly lines, we also fill “self-storage” warehouse sized buildings with them. He is author of Labour Movements, Employers and the State: Contents Front Matter List of illustrations 1. Furthermore, out there are countries with surpluses, notably China but also Japan and Germany. Has capital escaped the nation-state by going global? Fulcher considers some major themes of capitalism and stresses that there is no one form of capitalism.

Capitalism and Crisis | James Fulcher

Im very interested in social theory and as an anarcho-socialist I wanted to learn more about what I oppose and this was very helpful for that aim. The importance of this can hardly be exaggerated, for whole new industries were emerging to exploit and develop the leisure market, which was to become a huge source of consumer demand, employment and profit.

History of Science and Technology. He discusses the crisis tendencies of capitalism, such as the Southeast Asian banking crisis, the collapse of the Russian economy, and the global financial crisis, and asks whether capitalism is doomed.

Scenes from the history of fascism Has capitalism gone global? The international fuocher of labour between manufacturing countries and those providing food and raw materials created an interdependence that locked them together in a global crisis.


Published by Oxford University Press first published The book ends by asking whether there is an alternative to capitalism, discussing socialism, communal and cooperative experiments, and cpaitalism alternatives proposed by environmentalists. Production and consumption are separated-people no longer consume what they produce or produce what they consume.

The mobility of capital and labour, the separation of production and consumption, and market relationships that generate competition, give capitalism a highly dynamic quality that makes it immensely productive but also unstable and liable to crisis.

Short and sweet introduction to know the essential idea of capitalism. Where did capitalism come from? If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

All of this gets no attention by Fulcher before the last page of his text where he says my comments in parentheses: A central feature of these policies was a ‘big jams deregulation of financial activities, which freed up banks and mortgage lenders to make risky loans and engage in other speculative activities. End Matter References Further reading Index. This Very Short Introduction addresses questions such as, “what is capital?

This book provides adequate information, but the writer’s political views of neo-Marxian thought the school, not the buzzword and his subscription to feminism do seep in rather quickly, spoiling the first half of informational knowledge on capitalism for a badly hidden hitpiece on the practices that the writer deems negative.

It ends by asking whether there is an alternative to capitalism, discussing socialism, communal and cooperative experiments, and the alternatives proposed by environmentalists. Access to the complete content on Very Short Introductions online requires a subscription or purchase. Debt is cultivated because it returns a profit if inflation is kept at bay.