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The power of market fundamentalism : Karl Polanyi's critique

Author: Fred L Block; Margaret R Somers
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2014. ©2014
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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 became the dominant economic ideology  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Block, Fred L.
Power of market fundamentalism : Karl Polanyi's critique.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, ©2014
xii, 296 pages
Named Person: Karl Polanyi; Karl Polanyi; Karl Polanyi
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Fred L Block; Margaret R Somers
ISBN: 9780674416345 0674416341
OCLC Number: 882242212
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 296 pages)
Contents: Karl Polanyi and the power of ideas --
Beyond the economistic fallacy --
Karl Polanyi and the writing of the Great transformation --
Turning the tables: Polanyi's critique of free market utopianism --
In the shadow of Speenhamland: social policy and the old poor law --
From poverty to perversity: ideational embeddedness and market fundamentalism over two centuries of welfare debate --
The enduring strength of free market conservatism in the United States --
The reality of society.
Responsibility: Fred Block, Margaret R. Somers.
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What is it about free-market ideas that gives them staying power in the face of such failures as persistent unemployment, widening inequality, and financial crises? The Power of Market Fundamentalism  Read more...

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