Capitalism has ratings and 70 reviews. Ahmad said: Capitalism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions #), James Fulcher This Introd. Essay on the nature of capitalism and its relation to social and economic crises. “Capitalism: A Very Short Introduction” by James Fulcher (Oxford University. CAPITALISM James Fulcher. THE CELTS Barry Cunliffe. CHOICE THEORY. Michael Allingham. CHRISTIAN ART Beth Williamson. CLASSICS Mary Beard and.

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Oct 10, Sher rated it really liked it Shelves: How did we get here? Selected pages Title Page. Nov 03, Alexa Deene rated it really liked it. And a capital market too, where exchanges take place between investors and companies seeking capital.

Asian banking crisis, the collapse of the Russian economy, and Capitalism: I then became particularly interested in the distinctive features of Japanese society and the intriguing question of how the Japanese were able t My main interest has been in the comparative study of the development of societies.

Fulcher considers some major themes of capitalism and stresses that there is no one form of capitalism.

In the days of merchanting profit arose as a result of scarcity and distance. His career was spent in the Sociology Department at the University of Leicester and, with John Scott, he produced a number of editions of Sociology, published by Oxford, which has been judged “the best of the all-encompassing texts.

Capitalism: A Very Short Introduction by James Fulcher

Most people have an opinion about capitalism. The system works only because investors expect more tomorrow than they have today and, sooner or later over the last several hundred years, more often than not, they have received it. 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.


The new producers had a competitive edge because they paid low wages, which kept consumption down, China being the prime example of this. Declining profits, particularly in the old industrial societies, hit the profit-making central to a capitalist economy. This obsessive relentless pursuit of profit is why Lenin said, “a capitalist will sell you the rope with which to hang him.

Capitalism: A Very Short Introduction

All of this gets no attention by Fulcher before the last page capitwlism his text where he says my comments in parentheses: He also talks about different expressions of capitalism in the world, particularly in the United States, Japan, and Sweden.

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Account Options Sign in. James Fulcher tells us that boom and bust is an inevitable part of capitalism, and clearly describes Marx’ famous study of it, but avoids the implication of each cycle being more all-encompassing than the last.

Whereas the latter would almost invariably be an uncritical cheerleader for captialism, Fulcher maintains a certain distance that allows Jul 11, Titus Hjelm rated it really liked it. Both labour and capital have an abstract and disembedded quality that separates them from specific economic activities.

This book is like fulchee to a conversation about fun facts about the history of capitalism. Badly hidden, but not badly written I might add, and I would recommend this to anyone with left-leaning views as a book that will no doubt give them an informational backg 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 the writer deems negative.


That world offered only consumer items made by hand for immediate use by the maker.

Capitalism and Crisis | James Fulcher

Other editions – View all Capitalism: Asian banking crisis, the collapse of the Russian economy, and the global jqmes crisis–asking whether capitalism is doomed to fail.

A Very Short Introduction. Includes some cross-country comparisons too and covers the causes leading up to the financial crash as well as other crises. Criminology and Criminal Justice.

I was dismayed that this ended with the Dot Com bust of Fulcher explores the different types of capitalism, from ‘anarchic capitalism,’ instances when people invested in money for profit in enclaves that were not direct This is one of the best of the Very Short Introductions I’ve read, maybe the best, because it explains the topic so well. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.