By Robert L. Heilbroner
"It is my wish that a few grab of what the twenty-first century holds in shop for capitalism may perhaps allow us to prevent a minimum of many of the soreness we'd differently need to endure," writes the eminent economist Robert Heilbroner during this vital booklet at the world's monetary destiny. even if communism lies shattered virtually in all places it as soon as existed, no unmarried type of capitalism has emerged around the world. Which of the sorts of capitalism can be hardy adequate to outlive into the subsequent century? Will the non-public zone make approach for presidency to redress the disasters of the industry process? Does the defeat of the socialist imaginative and prescient portend that unbridled acquisitiveness will dominate the area? In tackling those questions, Heilbroner takes us to the roots of capitalist society. He perspectives capitalism from a large attitude as either an financial system and a political order, displaying the crucial connections among the 2 which are frequently missed; ultimately, he addresses the overarching problem ahead--a society that not believes within the inevitability of growth.
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21st Century Capitalism by Robert L. Heilbroner