Subject Area: Capitalism
The paradox of the modern University is its unique position in society as both a knowledge-based machine and an economic global business model. This book examines the problems of this dual purpose as it impacts relationships between students and faculty; faculty and administrators; administrators and financial supporters as they struggle to find that balance between true purpose and the ever changing role of the modern university to its regional community. The author offers fresh insight and innovative ideas to this vigorous debate.1991 0-7734-9935-0
Captures and preserves the essence of what grew to be both an American institution and a piece of Americana, The Manion Forum, and its creator, Dean Clarence Manion. Its three-fold purpose is political, historical and laudatory. It makes available to a wider audience some of the choicest excerpts of the hundreds of hours and thousands of pages of the Forum collection.2005 0-7734-6152-3
Contrary to conventional wisdom about capitalism, the pervasive norm to acquire wealth and the zealous mission to fight poverty have their double sides often unsaid, in that there is no wealth without poverty, just as there is no poverty without wealth, such that more wealth also creates more poverty.
Consider, for instance, America, which is regarded by many as the “wealthiest” country on Earth at the turn of the 21st century. Yet, this “wealthiest” country on Earth is also the most hated one around the world, as a soul-searching question after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks is, Why do they hate us so?
Isn't it paradoxical, Dr. Baofu asks, that this enormous accumulation of wealth ends up creating more hatred and violence around the world, instead of contributing to a more prosperous, humane one? Is there something fundamentally wrong in this seductive idea of wealth acquisition in capitalism?
The wealth paradox disappears, as Dr. Baofu goes to great length to explain, if it is understood that a civilization which prides itself on acquiring wealth as the central focus of life meaning is too inadequate to fulfill fully the domains of life on material, relational and spiritual concerns. It is so, since capitalism, as a historical contingency to fight the material impoverishment of pre-modernity, overdoes itself as a historical solution to the problem of poverty and will not last, to be superseded by what Dr. Baofu originally proposed as its successor, “post-capitalism.”2009 0-7734-4668-0
This work examines the intersection between economics and social philosophy. It takes its impetus from the economic events of 2008-2009 which deeply affected the destiny of both the United States and the rest of the world. While the political establishment of most of the major powers see the ensuing economic recession as a particulate event soon to be overcome, many thinkers view what has transpired both economically and socially as a major break in the optimistic growth vision of a world civilization, given the regnant political, social, and, most important, ideological perspectives for the future of humankind.2006 0-7734-5784-4
This book presents discussion and analysis of the Federal Reserve’s involvement with the equity markets, with emphasis on the three major bull markets of the past century. Three chapters link equity market activity during the 1920s, 1960s and 1990s with the monetary policies of Benjamin Strong, William McChesney Martin Jr., and Alan Greenspan, respectively. The extensive use of original sources provides a description of policy dilemmas in the words of the Fed leaders themselves. A fourth chapter provides an empirical assessment of the Fed’s response to equity market developments over the three periods. In composite, the work, employing qualitative and quantitative methodology, delivers description and assessment of one of the most intriguing issues of contemporary monetary policy: the linkages that tie Federal Reserve actions to stock market activity.1999 0-7734-7998-8
This study is a definitive text on Hawaii's territorial period, relying primarily on archival materials. It stresses the Territory's importance to West Coast defense and the islands' unique sugar and pineapple economy dependence upon support by the federal government. It also examines how local problems such as land ownership and racial diversity, often created bitter dissension.1995 0-7734-8916-9
The American journalist, reformer, and labour propagandist Henry Demarest Lloyd (1847-1903), is usually recognized as the first American muckraker. During his active political propagandist career, he was recognized internationally as one of the leading figures writing in the American social and economic fields. Reprinted in this collection, with a new Introduction, are thirteen of his most significant contributions to the critique of American capitalism published between 1881 and 1903. In addition to the 35 page Introduction are 10 pages of annotated notes and references. The reprinted articles are: The Story of a Great Monopoly (1881); The Political Economy of Seventy-three Million Dollars (1882); The New Conscience (1888); Mazzini: Prophet of Action (1889); The Labour Movement (1889); The Union Forever (1889); What Washington Would Do Today (1890); Arbitration (1892); No Mean City (1894); Revolution: The Evolution of Socialism (1894); The Scholar in Contemporary Practical Questions (1895); A New Political Economy Predicting a New Wealth (1897); Beginning at Home (1899); and The Religion of Labour (1903). This new collection, the first in nearly twenty years, provides a timely opportunity to re-evaluate a career that was central to the development of radical democratic thought in America and Europe. This study will be of interest to students and scholars of modern American and British social, cultural and economic history; to historians of trade unionism; the theory of nineteenth century liberalism, and working class culture.2000 0-7734-7372-6
Drawing on a diverse literature from psychology, sociology and history, this study traces the ways in which those most detrimentally affected by the operation of the capitalist market economy manage their circumstances. Borrowing, begging, stealing, repair, emigration, family budgeting, second economy activity, solace and release are all explored. They are shown to have timeless and universal qualities underestimated by the political right with their emphasis on the poor’s intellectual weakness or cultural deviancy, and by the left in the hope or expectation of resistance.2009 0-7734-4824-1
Crimes that harm the environment are frequently presented as random or accidental behaviors. This study, however, examines the cultural and organizational factors that make the routine operations of business susceptible to environmental law-breaking.2011 0-7734-1594-7
This book makes available a neglected piece of scholarship, which, in retrospect, seems prescient in light of our contemporary problems It integrates economy, sociology, and ecology to demonstrate how ecological change effects world society.2006 0-7734-5580-9
This study focuses on Russia as a binary economy in progress. Louis Kelso’s Two-Aspect theory – the basis of binary economics – was the guiding principle of Russia’s economic reformers during the late 1980s and early 1990s. Adapted to special conditions in Russia, binary economics reinvented capitalism and was the foundation on which Russia’s successful transition to a market system was achieved. A core component of the binary economy in the Russian context is direct worker ownership which, from 1992 to 1994, was the centerpiece of Russian economic reform and of an emerging Russian capitalism. Using binary economics as a guide, the goal was to create a reformed economy that was both efficient and socially just – a “People’s Capitalism,” the Russian alternative to the command system and corporate concentration – a “Third Wave.”2015 0-7734-3529-8
An insightful examination of gender roles in the workplace and how the competing demands of family-work life can be balanced. As a pop culture starting point, the study begins with an examination of the ensuing media frenzy and passionate discussions resulting from the Atlantic Magazine
cover story, “Why Women Can’t Have it All”
by former Princeton Professor Anne-Marie Slaughter and widens its scope into popular films and television.