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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.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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?  Read more...

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Named Person: Karl Polanyi; Karl Polanyi
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fred L Block; Margaret R Somers
ISBN: 9780674050716 0674050711
OCLC Number: 859168694
Description: xii, 296 pages ; 25 cm
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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In seeking to understand the dynamics of our own time, we can do no better than to revisit Polanyi Block and Somers provide a thorough reprise of Polanyi for readers new to him and careful analysis Read more...

 
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