The Making of the Economic Society

Paperback | July 6, 2011

byRobert L. Heilbroner, William Milberg

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With its roots in history and eyes on the future, this book traces the development of our economic society from the Middle Ages to the present, offering a balanced perspective of why our economy is the way it is and where it may be headed. It explores the catalytic role past economic trends and dynamics–particularly capitalism–have played in creating the present challenges we face, and offers suggestions on how we may deal with them most effectively in the future.

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With its roots in history and eyes on the future, this book traces the development of our economic society from the Middle Ages to the present, offering a balanced perspective of why our economy is the way it is and where it may be headed. It explores the catalytic role past economic trends and dynamics–particularly capitalism–have pla...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.9 × 7.3 × 0.6 inPublished:July 6, 2011Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0136080693

ISBN - 13:9780136080695

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Table of Contents

Hilbroner/Milberg, The Making of the Economic Society 13e

Table of Contents

 

Chapter 1     

The Economic Problem

Chapter 2     

The Premarket Economy

Chapter 3   

The Emergence of Market Society

Chapter 4    

The Inductrial Revolution

Chapter 5    

The Impact of Industrial Technology

Chapter 6    

The Great Depression

Chapter 7    

The Rise of the Public Sector

Chapter 8    

Modern Capitalism Emerges in Europe

Chapter 9    

The Golden Age of Capitalism

Chapter 10    

The Rise and Fall of Socialism

Chapter 11    

Why Some Nations Remain Poor, Emerging Markets and the Persistence of Global Poverty

Chapter 12     

The Great Recession in Historical Perspective

Chapter 13    

Problems and Possibilities