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The mystery of the Kibbutz : egalitarian principles in a capitalist world

Author: Ran Abramitzky
Publisher: Princeton (N.J.) : Princeton University Press, [2018].
Series: The Princeton economic history of the western world; The Princeton economic history of the Western world.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ran Abramitzky
ISBN: 9780691177533 0691177538
OCLC Number: 1039540695
Description: 1 vol. (VI-343 p.) : ill., cartes. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction : The kibbutz puzzle --
Part I. The rise. How my grandparents helped create a kibbutz --
A bird's-eye view --
Why an economist might create a kibbutz --
Part II. The survival. On the creation versus survival of societies --
The free-rider problem --
The adverse selection and brain drain problems --
The problem of human capital investment --
Part III. The fall. The shift away from equal sharing --
Why some kibbutzim remained egalitarian and others did not --
The consequences of rising income inequality --
On the (lack of) stability of communes : an economic perspective --
Economic lessons in a nutshell --
Epilogue --
Kibbutz timeline
Series Title: The Princeton economic history of the western world; The Princeton economic history of the Western world.
Responsibility: Ran Abramitzky.

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"[This book] draws on extensive statistical data to analyse this paradox, along with many stories of his relatives who forged, embraced and sometimes rejected the kibbutz way of life."--Times Higher Read more...

 
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