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The great transformation : the political and economic origins of our time

Author: Karl Polanyi
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English
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In this ... work of economic history and social theory, [the author] 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 potential dire social consequences of untempered market capitalism. -Back cover.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Karl Polanyi
OCLC Number: 62313783
Notes: Originally published: Boston, MA : Beacon Press, c2001. 2nd Beacon Paperback ed.
Previously published: New York : Farrar & Rinehart, 1944 and reprinted in 1957 by Beacon in Boston.
Description: Sound disc : digital mono. ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: International system: Hundred years' peace; Conservative twenties, revolutionary thirties --
Rise and fall of market economy: "Habitation versus improvement"; Societies and economic systems; Evolution of the market pattern; Self-regulating market and the fictitious commodities, labor, land, and money; Speenhamland, 1795; Antecedents and consequences; Pauperism and utopia; Political economy and the discovery of society; Man, nature, and productive organization; Birth of the liberal creed; Birth of the liberal creed (continued), class interest and social change; Market and man; Market and nature; Market and productive organization; Self-regulation impaired; Disruptive strains --
Transformation in progress: Popular government and market economy; History in the gear of social change; Freedom in a complex society.
Responsibility: Karl Polanyi ; foreword by Joseph E. Stiglitz ; introduction by Fred Block.

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In this ... work of economic history and social theory, [the author] 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 potential dire social consequences of untempered market capitalism. -Back cover.

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