eBook Capitalism, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1622753607
  • ISBN-13: 9781622753604
  • DDC: 330.12
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 224 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released October 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015
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Overview

Capitalism is first and foremost an economic system that prizes free and competitive markets, private ownership, and a comparatively small role for government intervention and regulation. Yet capitalism also has many political undertones and has become associated with notions of freedom, individualism, self-determination, and anti-unionism. As a political and economic philosophy, it was a major player in the Cold War, squaring off against communism and seemingly triumphing. The colorful history of this economic system that doubles as a political philosophy is recounted here, from Medieval-era experiments in agraian capitalism and mercantilism to the 21st century digital economiy and bitcoins. This is a fascinating and provocative read and an immersive journey through the political and economic history of the modern world.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: What is Capitalism?.
2: Elements and Characteristics of Free Markets.
3: Business and Market Cycles.
4: Types of Market Economies.
5: Perspectives on Capitalism.
6: Defense and Criticisms of Capitalism.
Conclusion.
Glossary.
Bibliography.
Index.