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The paradox of democratic capitalism : politics and economics in American thought

Author: David F Prindle
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006.
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"The Paradox of Democratic Capitalism examines the interplay of ideas about politics, economics, and law in American society from the pre-revolutionary era to the eve of the September 11 attacks. David F. Prindle argues that while the United States was founded on liberalism, there is constant tension between two ideals of the liberal tradition: capitalism and democracy. Tracing the rise of natural law doctrine from  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David F Prindle
ISBN: 080188411X 9780801884115
OCLC Number: 62324679
Description: xv, 368 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Origins: 1690-1776 --
The founding 1776-1819 --
Democracy and capitalism, 1819-1862 --
Industrialism and its discontents I: 1862-1898 --
Industrialism and its discontents II, 1898-1932 --
New paradigms, 1932-1974 --
Dissent, 1932-1974 --
Democracy and capitalism, 1974-2001 --
Present and future.
Responsibility: David F. Prindle.
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He warns against the emerging extremes of liberal ideology in contemporary American politics, where the right's definition of capitalism excludes interference from democratic publics and the left's  Read more...


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By the time I got to the last chapter, I already liked the book... very worthwhile for scholars... will be interesting and informative for many readers. -- Randall G. Holcombe Public Choice 2007 Read more...

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