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Block, Fred L.

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Works: 103 works in 186 publications in 4 languages and 4,876 library holdings
Genres: History  Classification 
Roles: Author of introduction, Editor
Classifications: HC53, 330.0112
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Most widely held works by Fred L Block
Postindustrial possibilities a critique of economic discourse by Fred L Block ( )
12 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 1,532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
While it is often acknowledged that we live in a "postindustrial" age, our economic concepts have lagged far behind our postmodern sensibility. In this incisive new work, the well-known sociologist, Fred Block, sheds obsolete and shopworn economic analysis by presenting a bold, sweeping reconceptualization of the economy
The origins of international economic disorder : a study of United States international monetary policy from World War II to the present by Fred L Block ( Book )
20 editions published between 1977 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Mean season : the attack on the welfare state ( Book )
7 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Revising state theory : essays in politics and postindustrialism by Fred L Block ( Book )
7 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An analysis of the relationship between business and the state
The vampire state : and other myths and fallacies about the U.S economy by Fred L Block ( Book )
6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Robert Block shows the ways in which these metaphors distort understanding of the US and global economy. He explains why balancing the federal budget will not solve economic problems, shows the flaws in the arguments for a global free-trade regime, and uses a series of alternative metaphors to provide a realistic analysis of the reforms that the US needs
The power of market fundamentalism : Karl Polanyi's critique by Fred L Block ( Book )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What is it about free-market ideas that give them tenacious staying power in the face of such manifest failures as persistent unemployment, widening inequality, and the severe financial crises that have stressed Western economies over the past forty years? Fred Block and Margaret Somers extend the work of the great political economist Karl Polanyi to explain why these ideas have revived from disrepute in the wake of the Great Depression and World War II, to become the dominant economic ideology of our time.0Polanyi contends that the free market championed by market liberals never actually existed. While markets are essential to enable individual choice, they cannot be self-regulating because they require ongoing state action. Furthermore, they cannot by themselves provide such necessities of social existence as education, health care, social and personal security, and the right to earn a livelihood. When these public goods are subjected to market principles, social life is threatened and major crises ensue.0Despite these theoretical flaws, market principles are powerfully seductive because they promise to diminish the role of politics in civic and social life. Because politics entails coercion and unsatisfying compromises among groups with deep conflicts, the wish to narrow its scope is understandable. But like Marx's theory that communism will lead to a "withering away of the State," the ideology that free markets can replace government is just as utopian and dangerous
State of innovation : the U.S. government's role in technology development by Fred L Block ( Book )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hou gong ye ji hui : yi ge pi pan xing de jing ji she hui xue lun shu by Fred L Block ( Book )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in Chinese and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The great transformation by Karl Polanyi ( Book )
5 editions published between 1957 and 2010 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this classic work of economic history and social theory, Karl Polonyi analyzes the economic and social changes brought about by the "great transformation" of the Industrial Revolution. His analysis explains not only the deficiencies of the self-regulating market, but the potentially dire social consequences of untempered market capitalism. New introductory material reveals the renewed importance of Polanyi's seminal analysis in an era of globalization and free trade."--BOOK JACKET
Los orígenes del desorden económico internacional : la política monetaria international de los Estados Unidos, desde la segunda Guerra Mundial hasta nuestros días by Fred L Block ( Book )
9 editions published between 1980 and 1989 in Spanish and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bauhaus designs by Fred L Block ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La gran transformación : los orígenes políticos y económicos de nuestro tiempo by Karl Polanyi ( Book )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Desde la paz relativa instaurada en el siglo XIX -la cual descansaba en el equilibrio de sus instituciones- hasta nuestros días signados por guerras de baja y alta intensidad, es posible observar cómo se han privilegiado ciertas políticas que, al entronizar la economía mercantil y convertir en aleatorias las transformaciones sociales, exhiben a un hombre que pierde progresivamente su libertad y sus rasgos humanos. Karl Polanyi cuestiona en estas páginas clásicas esa subordinación del perfil social al progreso económico y propone invertir el planteamiento: encontrar primero la esencia de la convivencia histórica a través de una plena reorganización internacional de las instituciones sociales, antes de que el pragmatismo económico anule los valores esenciales de la vida humana que tan trabajosamente sobreviven en este siglo. Esta nueva edición incluye un prólogo de Joseph Stiglitz y una introducción de Fred Block, que analizan claramente el pensamiento de Polanyi y subrayan la vigencia de esta obra, a casi 60 años de su publicación, en estos tiempos de neoliberalismo y globalización
Sculpture of our century ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Velika preobrazba : politični in ekonomski viri našega časa by Karl Polanyi ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in Slovenian and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The United States in decline by Richard Lachmann ( )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The essays in this volume examine finance, industry and strategy both internally and on a global scale. Contributors clarify our understanding of the current state and future trajectory of the United States and the effect of decline on its citizens and the world
The great transformation the political and economic origins of our time by Karl Polanyi ( Book )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this classic work of economic history and social theory, Karl Polanyi analyzes the economic and social changes brought about by the "great transformation" of the Industrial Revolution. His analysis explains not only the deficiencies of the self-regulating market, but the potentially dire social consequences of untempered market capitalism. New introductory material reveals the renewed importance of Polanyi's seminal analysis in an era of globalization and free trade
A multivariate chemical classification of rocks from the Monteregian petrographic province, Quebec, Canada by Fred L Block ( Book )
4 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Screen by Charles Eames ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Technological change and employment: new perspectives on an old controversy by Fred L Block ( )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The political economy of United States international monetary policy, 1941-71 by Fred L Block ( Book )
2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Block, Fred.
Languages
English (82)
Spanish (12)
Chinese (3)
Slovenian (1)
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