Capitalism has ratings and 70 reviews. Ahmad said: Capitalism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions #), James Fulcher This Introd. Capitalism: A Very Short Introduction outlines the history and development of James Fulcher, author James Fulcher is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the. examines the different forms that capitalism has taken, from the merchant capitalism of the Capitalism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn). James Fulcher.

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Where did capitalism come from? Since the stock market prices of companies change, as their economic situation and profitability changes, there are inevitably opportunities for speculating on future price movements. Capitalism is often taken as the normal or even “natural” organization of an economy, but without taking a radical stance, this book guides the Where did capitalism come from?

It examines a distinctive stage in the development of capitalism that began in the s, in order to understand where we are now and how capitalism has evolved since.

Capitalism: A Very Short Introduction

There are different capitalisms, and capitalism has gone through many transformations. Global capitalism is recent. Very Short Introductions 1 – 10 of books. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

In the end, the author ruminates on a possible alternative to capitalism, discussing socialism, communal and cooperative experiments, and alternatives proposed by environmentalists. Access to the complete content on Very Short Introductions online requires a subscription or purchase. Is there an alternative?

Sign in to annotate. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. This book provides adequate information, but the writer’s political views of neo-Marxian thought the school, not the buzzword and his subscription to feminism do seep in rather quickly, spoiling the first half of informational knowledge on capitalism for a badly hidden hitpiece on the practices that capitalksm writer fulcehr negative.

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? It has deep historical roots East India Company and the spice trade Myth 2 of capitalism: A Very Short Introduction 2nd edn.


Teaching capitalism in today’s world is like describing water to a fish; we are surrounded by it, can’t live without it and are unaware of the alternatives.

1. What is capitalism? – Very Short Introductions

The mobility of capital and labour, the separation of production and consumption, and market relationships that generate competition, give capitalism a highly dynamic quality that makes it immensely productive but also unstable and liable to crisis.

A house-market bubble inflated and capitailsm burst, and ‘sub-prime’ borrowers defaulted on loans, the two together threatening to bring down over-extended banks. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, dapitalism ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable. The importance of this can hardly be exaggerated, for whole new industries were emerging to exploit and develop the leisure market, which was to become a huge source of consumer demand, employment and profit.

These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. The Cold War kept military demand high, while the mechanisms capialism consumer capitalism absorbed high production by enabling workers to buy each others’ products.

In a capitalist society labour can move freely between occupations, while capital can move freely between profit-making activities in any branch of the economy, profitability becoming the key criterion for investment in production. His career was spent in the Sociology Department at the University of Leicester and, with John Scott, he produced a number of editions of Sociologypublished by Oxford, which has been judged “the best of the all-encompassing texts”.

The book was an excellent overview; it was current, easy to caapitalism, and contains a fine list of resources for further study. In the days of merchanting fulcyer arose as a result of scarcity and distance.

Books by James Fulcher. Nov 29, Madhur Bhargava rated it liked it. History of Science and Technology. Public Health and Epidemiology. Sign in via your Institution. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Return to Book Page. For questions on access or troubleshooting, fuldher check our FAQsand if you can’t find the answer there, please contact us. Myth 1 of capitalism: Legal System and Practice. Workers began to pay for leisure activities organised by capitalist enterprises.

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He also talks ffulcher different expressions of capitalism in the world, particularly fulchr the United States, Japan, and Sweden. Has capitalism gone global? Industrial capitalism not only created work, it also created leisure in the modern sense of the term.

Fascism and class He notes that “all involve the investment of money in order to make a profit, the essential feature of capitalism. Thus, the s ‘solution’ to the s crisis had led eventually to the current crisis.

But hey I learnt some stuff. Capitalism You will learn that Capitalism can be any hustle to get money. Fulcher ends the chapter by saying “it would be wrong to assume that this is the final stage in the development capihalism capitalism. Low rates of interest linked to an ample supply of money from the surplus economies of the Far East encouraged lending and borrowing-hence the house-market bubble and the sub-prime crisis, which resulted from the indiscriminate lending of money to people who could not possibly pay it back.

And a capital market too, where exchanges take place between investors and companies seeking capital.