9780131704251

The Making of Economic Society

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  • ISBN13:

    9780131704251

  • ISBN10:

    0131704257

  • Edition: 12th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/22/2006
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Summary

With its roots in history and eyes on the future, this book traces the development of our economic society from the Middle Ages to the present, offering a balanced perspective of why our economy is the way it is and where it may be headed. It explores the catalytic role past economic trends and dynamicsparticularly capitalismhave played in creating the present challenges we face, and offers suggestions on how we may deal with them most effectively in the future.Chapter topics include the economic problem, the premarket economy, the emergence of market society, the industrial revolution, the great depression, the rise of the public sector, modern capitalism emerges in Europe, the golden age of capitalism, the rise and fall of socialism, the globalization of economic life, and why some nations remain poor.For individuals interested in the economic history of the U.S.

Table of Contents

The Economic Problem
The Premarket Economy
The Emergence of Market Society
The Industrial Revolution
The Impact of Industrial Technology
The Great Depression
The Rise of the Public Sector
Modern Capitalism Emerges in Europe
The Golden Age of Capitalism
The Golden Age Comes to an End
The Rise and Fall of Socialism
The Globalization of Economic Life
Why Some Nations Remain Poor
The Making of an Information-Based Economic Society
Problems and Possibilities
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