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The market system : what it is, how it works, and what to make of it

Author: Charles Edward Lindblom
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2001.
Series: Yale ISPS series.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Lindblom, writing in nontechnical language for a wide general audience, offers an evenhanded view of the market system, explaining how it works & what it can & cannot do. Big choices are yet to be made about the future of the market system, & he outlines what these choices are & how they will affect not only our economic well-being but also our social & political lives.

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Just what is the market system? This clear and accessible book answers this question, then explains how it works and what it can and cannot do. Lindblom, writing in nontechnical language for a wide general audience, offers an evenhanded view of the market system and its prospects for the future.  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Edward Lindblom
ISBN: 0300087527 9780300087529 0300093349 9780300093346
OCLC Number: 44860764
Description: 296 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Market system ascendant --
Part one: How it works: Society's coordination --
Market-system coordination --
Bones beneath flesh --
Enterprise and corporation --
Maximum reach --
Chosen domain --
Part two: What to make of it: Quid pro quo --
What efficiency requires --
Market-system efficiency --
Inefficiences --
Too little, too late --
Freedom! --
Personality and culture --
Persuading the masses --
Necessary to democracy? --
Enterprise obstructions to democracy --
Part three: Thinking about choices: Alternative market systems --
An alternative to the market system?
Series Title: Yale ISPS series.
Responsibility: Charles E. Lindblom.

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Lindblom, writing in nontechnical language for a wide general audience, offers an evenhanded view of the market system, explaining how it works & what it can & cannot do. Big choices are yet to be made about the future of the market system, & he outlines what these choices are & how they will affect not only our economic well-being but also our social & political lives.

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Just what is the market system? This clear and accessible book answers this question, then explains how it works and what it can and cannot do. Lindblom, writing in nontechnical language for a wide general audience, offers an evenhanded view of the market system and its prospects for the future.

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