The Nature and Logic of Capitalism In search of an answer The Nature and Logic of Capitalism takes us on a far ranging exploration to the unconscious levels of the human psyche and the roots of domination and submission to the organiz

  • Title: The Nature and Logic of Capitalism
  • Author: Robert L. Heilbroner James K. Galbraith
  • ISBN: 9780393955293
  • Page: 444
  • Format: Paperback
  • In search of an answer, The Nature and Logic of Capitalism takes us on a far ranging exploration to the unconscious levels of the human psyche and the roots of domination and submission to the organization of primitive society and the origins of wealth to the sources of profit and the conception of a regime of capital to the interplay of relatively slow changing instiIn search of an answer, The Nature and Logic of Capitalism takes us on a far ranging exploration to the unconscious levels of the human psyche and the roots of domination and submission to the organization of primitive society and the origins of wealth to the sources of profit and the conception of a regime of capital to the interplay of relatively slow changing institutions and the powerful force of the accumulation of wealth By the end of this tour we have grappled not only with ideas of Adam Smith and Karl Marx but with Freud and modern anthropologists as well And we are far closer to understanding capitalism in our time, its possibilities and limits.

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    1. If Karl Marx had a baby but made Robert Heilbroner raise it (as opposed to just making Freidrich Engels support it -- oh, snap! Hold on comrade, I'll get you some ice for that burn), when said child was an adult it would look a lot like this sentence: "Capital is therefore not a material thing but a process that uses material things as movements in its continuously dynamic existence." This is not your momma's definition of capital, or for that matter your college professor's. It's a pretty sexy [...]

    2. I thought this book was a poor analysis. It was, rather, an apologist's defense of the notion of capitalism as it is idealised and propagandized through the media. NLoC fails to address why there is so much poverty, for example, or why about 95% of the wealth of America is owned by about 2 or 3% of its population and is getting more concentrated concomitantly with expanding poverty and rates of incarceration and infant mortality. On the positive side, the writing is easy to understand as it is f [...]

    3. Heilbroner goes behind the curtain to analyze the strong undercurrents of capitalism. Each social system, he argues, has its own set of social dynamics – a spirit that pervades a culture, a movement, an “ism” as capitalism is. The distinction between “capital” and “capitalism” is that the former fronts money to produce economic goods while the latter takes on a life of its own – not to produce economic goods per se, but simply, to accumulate more capital, endlessly.This spirit le [...]

    4. From Library Journal via :`What is capitalism?'' He refers to earlier civilizations but most of the work deals with American capitalism. His focus is on the social formation of capitalism: its nature and its logic, the process that surrounds the accumulation of capital. This treatise thus represents Heilbroner's description of the capital accumulation process, the role of government, and capitalist development, along with the multiple ideologies that can surround capitalism. The theories of nume [...]

    5. Heilbroner is a fluent writer on the conceptual nature of capital. Heilbroner is helpful in that he describes the way capital functions so well as to make him one of my favorite persons to explain Marx's famous M-C-M formula. Heilbroner expresses how capital functions as a process and thus throws light on the destabilizing nature of this process. Heilbroner's description of Marx's M-C-M formula puts the whole notion of social and self transformation into a more clear space by seeing how capital, [...]

    6. Excellent book. Describes the title with great lucidity without losing the profound message it intends to convey. One aspect that I felt was missing and would have made the book even better was looking at non-Western social formations as a comparison. Though his neglect of this area might be due to the fact that he considers Capitalism as something originating in Western history.

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