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Is Capitalism Still Progressive?

A Historical Approach

Authors: Perrotta, Cosimo

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  • Addresses the causes and solutions to the present economic crisis
  • Proposes restarting development through employment policy (not the reverse)
  • Presents the unemployed of young and migrants workers as a solution, not a burden, to the economic crisis
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The economic crisis of 2007/2008 has prompted much debate as to what caused it and what remedies may be implemented in order to regain a healthy economy. This book addresses these issues through the lens of capitalism with a focus on labour economics, arguing that capitalism, and the employment of young people and migrants, may be a suitable antidote to the ongoing political crises in Europe that are taking place as a result of the financial crisis.

Using economic history and the history of economic thought to inform debate, Is Capitalism Still Progressive?: A Historical Approach  will be of interest to policy makers (especially in emerging countries), students and researchers interested in exploring the pros and cons, and persistence, of the capitalist system.

About the authors

Professor Cosimo Perrotta has been Council Chair of the European Society for the History of Economic Thought, published many articles in the main international journals of this discipline, among other monographs published Consumption as an Investment. The Fear of Goods from Hesiod to Adam Smith (2004) and Unproductive labour. History of an Idea (2018), Routledge.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Is Capitalism Still Progressive?
Book Subtitle
A Historical Approach
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-48169-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-48169-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-48168-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 159
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