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The Resource Capitalism in America : a history, Alan Greenspan and Adrian Wooldridge

Capitalism in America : a history, Alan Greenspan and Adrian Wooldridge

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Capitalism in America : a history
Title
Capitalism in America
Title remainder
a history
Statement of responsibility
Alan Greenspan and Adrian Wooldridge
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Capitalism in America, Greenspan distills a lifetime of grappling with these questions into a thrilling and profound master reckoning with the decisive drivers of the US economy over the course of its history. In partnership with the celebrated Economist journalist and historian Adrian Wooldridge, he unfolds a tale involving vast landscapes, titanic figures, triumphant breakthroughs, enlightenment ideals as well as terrible moral failings. Every crucial debate is here--from the role of slavery in the antebellum Southern economy to the real impact of FDR's New Deal to America's violent mood swings in its openness to global trade and its impact. But to read Capitalism in America is above all to be stirred deeply by the extraordinary productive energies unleashed by millions of ordinary Americans that have driven this country to unprecedented heights of power and prosperity. At heart, the authors argue, America's genius has been its unique tolerance for the effects of creative destruction, the ceaseless churn of the old giving way to the new, driven by new people and new ideas. Often messy and painful, creative destruction has also lifted almost all Americans to standards of living unimaginable to even the wealthiest citizens of the world a few generations past. A sense of justice and human decency demands that those who bear the brunt of the pain of change be protected, but America has always accepted more pain for more gain, and its vaunted rise cannot otherwise be understood, or its challenges faced, without recognizing this legacy. For now, in our time, productivity growth has stalled again, stirring up the populist furies. There's no better moment to apply the lessons of history to the most pressing question we face"--
Summary
The former Federal Reserve Chairman and the acclaimed Economist historian trace the epic story of America's evolution from a small patchwork of threadbare colonies to the world's most powerful engine of wealth and innovation
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10732731
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DLC
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1926-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Greenspan, Alan
Dewey number
330.973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HB501
LC item number
.G6454 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Wooldridge, Adrian,
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Capitalism
  • Economic history
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a history
Label
Capitalism in America : a history, Alan Greenspan and Adrian Wooldridge
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 461-474) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
A commercial republic : 1776--1860 -- The two Americas -- The triumph of capitalism : 1865--1914 -- The age of giants -- The revolt against laissez-faire -- The business of America is business -- The Great Depression -- The golden age of growth : 1945--1970 -- Stagflation -- The age of optimism -- The great recession -- America's fading dynamism
Control code
1055766064
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
486 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780735222441
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2018020397
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
Capitalism in America : a history, Alan Greenspan and Adrian Wooldridge
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 461-474) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
A commercial republic : 1776--1860 -- The two Americas -- The triumph of capitalism : 1865--1914 -- The age of giants -- The revolt against laissez-faire -- The business of America is business -- The Great Depression -- The golden age of growth : 1945--1970 -- Stagflation -- The age of optimism -- The great recession -- America's fading dynamism
Control code
1055766064
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
486 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780735222441
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2018020397
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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