Economics and Utopia: Why the Learning Economy Is Not the End of History by Geoffrey M HodgsonEconomics and Utopia: Why the Learning Economy Is Not the End of History by Geoffrey M Hodgson

Economics and Utopia: Why the Learning Economy Is Not the End of History

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Hardcover | August 12, 1998

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Since the fall of the Berlin Wall we have been told that no alternative to Western capitalism is possible or desirable. This book challenges this view with two arguments. First, the above premise ignores the enormous variety within capitalism itself. Second, there are enormous forces of transformation within contemporary capitalisms, associated with moves towards a more knowledge-intensive economy. These forces challenge the traditional bases of contract and employment, and could lead to a quite different socio-economic system. Without proposing a static blueprint, this book explores this possible scenario.
Title:Economics and Utopia: Why the Learning Economy Is Not the End of HistoryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.9 inPublished:August 12, 1998Publisher:Taylor and Francis

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ISBN - 10:0415075068

ISBN - 13:9780415075060

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Geoffrey Hodgson explores new realms of economic thinking in this discussion of the links among learning, knowledge, utopian thinking and economic modelling. Economics and Utopia argues that, despite the collapse of the Soviet Union and other regimes, the reasoning behind communism and other such systems should not be discarded. Hodgson maintains that consideration of alternative systems is key to solving problems in and improving existing Western systems.