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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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.
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.