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The Resource America's free market myths : debunking market fundamentalism, Joseph Shaanan

America's free market myths : debunking market fundamentalism, Joseph Shaanan

Label
America's free market myths : debunking market fundamentalism
Title
America's free market myths
Title remainder
debunking market fundamentalism
Statement of responsibility
Joseph Shaanan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book describes and refutes thirteen ideas involving free market principles and the US economic system, arguing that these (mostly familiar) ideas are myths. The myths are deeply ingrained in the United States' self-image and in political discourse, and are hailed as indisputable, scientifically grounded truths. Unfortunately, an economy dominated by giant corporations bears little resemblance to a free market. So why is so much effort and expense devoted to disseminating these stories? The answer is simple. The different myths generate the recommendation that the system's rewards should flow upward to corporations and a small group of wealthy and politically influential people. The myths help entrench existing economic and political power while distancing America from a more productive and widely beneficial form of capitalism
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Shaanan, Joseph,
Dewey number
330.973
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Free enterprise
  • Capitalism
  • United States
  • United States
Label
America's free market myths : debunking market fundamentalism, Joseph Shaanan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • America's Free Market Myths; Acknowledgments; Contents; Introduction; 1 Myths; 2 Reality; 3 Terminology; 4 13 Myths; PART I Economics; Myth 1: America Has Free Markets; 1 Myth; 2 Free Markets; 3 Markets; 4 Market Failures; 5 Corporate Organization; 6 Consumer Choice; 7 Conclusion; Myth 2: A Great Wall Separates Politics and the Economy; 1 Myth; 2 Politics and Markets; 3 Government Help to Corporations; 4 Corporate Welfare; 5 Conclusion; Myth 3: The Less Government, the Better; 1 Myth; 2 Attacks on Government; 3 The Myth's Purpose; 4 On Behalf of Government Intervention
  • 5 Market Failure and Government Intervention6 Government Intervention; 7 Government's Achievements; 8 Conclusion; Myth 4: Deregulation Always Improves the Economy; 1 Myth; 2 Regulation; 3 Deregulation; 4 The Damage from Financial Deregulation; 5 The Fed as a Weak Regulator; 6 Weakening Regulation; 7 Privatization; 8 Conclusion; Myth 5: The Economy Has Superior Efficiency; 1 Myth; 2 Corporate Capitalism; 3 Economic Trends; 4 Economic Policies; 5 Monetary Policy; 6 Debt as a Way of Life; 7 The Financial Sector; 8 Conclusion; Part II Socio-Economic; Myth 6: Exceptional Living Standards
  • 1 Myth2 Declining Living Standards; 3 Work; 4 Conclusion; Myth 7: An Egalitarian Nation; 1 Myth; 2 Income Inequality in America; 3 Class and Nonincome Inequality; 4 Beliefs About Inequality; 5 Economic Causes of Inequality; 6 Inequality and the Political-Economy; 7 Conclusion; Part III Political-Economic; Myth 8: Free Markets Protect Democracy; 1 Myth; 2 Democracy; 3 From Economic to Political Power; 4 The Acquisition of Power; 5 Political Power and Government Help; 6 The Legal System; 7 The Fed and Democracy; 8 Conclusion; Myth 9: Corporations Represent Economic Freedom; 1 Myth
  • 2 Defining Economic Freedom3 Economic Freedom and Large Corporations; 4 Corporate Freedom and Politics; 5 Individual and Corporate Freedom; 6 The Other Side of Corporate Economic Freedom; 7 Conclusion; Myth 10: Free Market and Laissez Faire Are the Same; 1 Myth; 2 Laissez Faire as Free Market; 3 Laissez Faire and Competition; 4 Laissez Faire and Government; 5 The Laissez Faire Experience; 6 Conclusion; Myth 11: A Free Market Nation Does Not Need a Society; 1 Myth; 2 The Fight Against Society and Protection; 3 Do We Need Society When We Have the Market?; 4 Society versus Market
  • 5 Markets and Consensus6 Conclusion; Part IV The Crash and Bailouts; Myth 12: The Government Caused the Crash of 2007-08; 1 Myth; 2 Government's Role; 3 The Effects of Financial Deregulation; 4 Financial Innovations; 5 The Fed; 6 Conclusion; Myth 13: The Bailouts' Purpose Was to Save the Free Market Economy; 1 Myth; 2 Background to the Crash and Bailouts; 3 The Bailouts; 4 Bailout Objectives; 5 Conclusion; Notes; Introduction; Myth 1: America Has Free Markets; Myth 2: A Great Wall Separates Politics and the Economy; Myth 3: The Less Government, the Better
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ocn988396633
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Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319506364
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unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)988396633
Label
America's free market myths : debunking market fundamentalism, Joseph Shaanan
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • America's Free Market Myths; Acknowledgments; Contents; Introduction; 1 Myths; 2 Reality; 3 Terminology; 4 13 Myths; PART I Economics; Myth 1: America Has Free Markets; 1 Myth; 2 Free Markets; 3 Markets; 4 Market Failures; 5 Corporate Organization; 6 Consumer Choice; 7 Conclusion; Myth 2: A Great Wall Separates Politics and the Economy; 1 Myth; 2 Politics and Markets; 3 Government Help to Corporations; 4 Corporate Welfare; 5 Conclusion; Myth 3: The Less Government, the Better; 1 Myth; 2 Attacks on Government; 3 The Myth's Purpose; 4 On Behalf of Government Intervention
  • 5 Market Failure and Government Intervention6 Government Intervention; 7 Government's Achievements; 8 Conclusion; Myth 4: Deregulation Always Improves the Economy; 1 Myth; 2 Regulation; 3 Deregulation; 4 The Damage from Financial Deregulation; 5 The Fed as a Weak Regulator; 6 Weakening Regulation; 7 Privatization; 8 Conclusion; Myth 5: The Economy Has Superior Efficiency; 1 Myth; 2 Corporate Capitalism; 3 Economic Trends; 4 Economic Policies; 5 Monetary Policy; 6 Debt as a Way of Life; 7 The Financial Sector; 8 Conclusion; Part II Socio-Economic; Myth 6: Exceptional Living Standards
  • 1 Myth2 Declining Living Standards; 3 Work; 4 Conclusion; Myth 7: An Egalitarian Nation; 1 Myth; 2 Income Inequality in America; 3 Class and Nonincome Inequality; 4 Beliefs About Inequality; 5 Economic Causes of Inequality; 6 Inequality and the Political-Economy; 7 Conclusion; Part III Political-Economic; Myth 8: Free Markets Protect Democracy; 1 Myth; 2 Democracy; 3 From Economic to Political Power; 4 The Acquisition of Power; 5 Political Power and Government Help; 6 The Legal System; 7 The Fed and Democracy; 8 Conclusion; Myth 9: Corporations Represent Economic Freedom; 1 Myth
  • 2 Defining Economic Freedom3 Economic Freedom and Large Corporations; 4 Corporate Freedom and Politics; 5 Individual and Corporate Freedom; 6 The Other Side of Corporate Economic Freedom; 7 Conclusion; Myth 10: Free Market and Laissez Faire Are the Same; 1 Myth; 2 Laissez Faire as Free Market; 3 Laissez Faire and Competition; 4 Laissez Faire and Government; 5 The Laissez Faire Experience; 6 Conclusion; Myth 11: A Free Market Nation Does Not Need a Society; 1 Myth; 2 The Fight Against Society and Protection; 3 Do We Need Society When We Have the Market?; 4 Society versus Market
  • 5 Markets and Consensus6 Conclusion; Part IV The Crash and Bailouts; Myth 12: The Government Caused the Crash of 2007-08; 1 Myth; 2 Government's Role; 3 The Effects of Financial Deregulation; 4 Financial Innovations; 5 The Fed; 6 Conclusion; Myth 13: The Bailouts' Purpose Was to Save the Free Market Economy; 1 Myth; 2 Background to the Crash and Bailouts; 3 The Bailouts; 4 Bailout Objectives; 5 Conclusion; Notes; Introduction; Myth 1: America Has Free Markets; Myth 2: A Great Wall Separates Politics and the Economy; Myth 3: The Less Government, the Better
Control code
ocn988396633
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319506364
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)988396633

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