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26 Sep 2023
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Paying for a Green New Deal with Modern Monetary Theory - Dean Baker (2019) ; Mixed Economies Today, Compared to Those of Antiquity - Michael Hudson (2019) ; The Green New Deal, Capitalism and the State - Rob Urie (2019) ; The Great Austerity Shell Game - Richard Wolff (2013) ; The crisis of globalization: interview with Mark Blyth (2019)

Case study - 5 pages - Economy general

Dean Baker offers in this column a critique of the Green New Deal (GND), a set of legislative proposals put forward by progressive (left-wing) members of the Democratic Party in the United States. The GND is an ambitious set of policies designed to revamp the entire American by making it less...

14 Sep 2023

Crises of Capitalism: 1847, a 19th-century crisis heralds the future

Essay - 4 pages - Economy general

Between slave societies, characterized not only by exploitation but by the possession of man by man, and capitalist society, where man is free in law but where the labour of those who have only their arms exploited by the owners of the means of production. While capitalism, as the dominant...

16 Feb 2015
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Social inequality, democracy, capitalism

Case study - 6 pages - Social, moral & civic education

In Latin America, social inequality can lead to the strengthening of anti-democratic convictions and further develop the "apartheid" prevailing social. The intervention of the political in the definition and implementation of economic and social policies is becoming more necessary, and the State...

11 Jul 2013
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Benefits of capitalism and inequality of social classes based on Carnegie's argument in "The Gospel of Wealth"

Case study - 1 pages - Educational studies

In 1848 Karl Marx wrote his Communist Manifesto in which he defined his creation of two social classes known as the bourgeoisie and the proletariats. These consisted of the wealthy and owners of factories, the bourgeoisie, and the rest of the public, who had no money, known as the proletariats....

14 Jun 2013
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Russia: From communism to capitalism

Case study - 3 pages - Political science

Russia, the great bear of Europe and Asia, is the largest country in the entire world with an area covering over 17,075,200 sq km of the known world. The country borders over 14 countries and has a unique history as well. Its population from July 2007 was estimated to be over 141 million...

14 Jun 2013
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Capitalism's downfall

Case study - 5 pages - Political science

March 4th, 1883 is the date that Karl Heinrich Marx passed away, however his theories and legacy still live to this day. Post-mortem, his messaged was interpreted and criticized very differently between numerous political scientists, philosophers and theorists. Presently, the leftist movement,...

22 Nov 2012
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Early Capitalism and the Rise of a Protestant Work Ethic: A Love Story

Case study - 8 pages - Political science

The time is 16th-century England; our topic at hand, examining the rise of Protestant values in terms of the socio-economic struggle faced by England's bourgeoisie. There has been much debate about this topic, especially in relation to the events it spurred and the blows it dealt for the course...

03 Mar 2011
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"History of Capitalism" (part 4 to part 7) by Michel Beaud (2000)

Book review - 35 pages - Economy general

Capitalism is a logic based on the production of goods. It became prominent in Britain along with Europe and the United States during the "early industrial" era from 1770 to 1860: Textiles, machinery, railways and arms. But capitalism in its historical movement, also concerns the...

03 Mar 2011
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Comparison between the capitalism of France and Germany

Dissertation - 39 pages - Economy general

France is a country located on the European continent. Its area is about 550,000 square kilometers. Its capital and largest city is Paris. It is a nation that is active on the international stage. A co-founder of the European Union, it is also a permanent member of the Security Council of UN-OECD...

07 May 2010
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Capitalism and Christianity: Weber's capitalist spirit and potential Christian influences

Essay - 9 pages - Philosophy

The questions of what is capitalism and how did it arise have been of central concern to Western economists and sociologists since the 1840s. At that time, commentators began to recognize that a fundamentally new economic and social order - with the expansion of machines in manufacturing...

15 Mar 2010
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Capitalism, democracy and power

Thesis - 4 pages - Political science

Both James Madison and Karl Marx can be considered “democrats”; however both vastly differ on their theories and understanding of democracy and government on a wide spectrum of issues. If Karl Marx were to be asked his opinion of Madison's Federalist#10 in the post-Paris Commune time,...

11 Mar 2010
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Proto-capitalism and the Edo to Meiji Era transition

Thesis - 8 pages - Political science

In 1868, the Tokugawa Bakufu that had ruled Japan since its creation in 1603 came to an end, ushering in a new era known as the Meiji Restoration. This new era would see massive industrialization in Japan, modernization, and an influx of all things Western. To the West, and indeed to some...

24 Jun 2010
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D'Emilio, John. 1993. "Capitalism and Gay Identity" Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader. New York: Routledge

Essay - 1 pages - Social, moral & civic education

In his article “Capitalism and Gay Identity”, John D'Emilio shows how the changing economy has directly affected sexuality and sexual identity. He begins by discussing the colonial era in America, when families were “self-sufficient, independent, and patriarchal.” Sex...

29 Sep 2010
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Capitalism, planned economies and the concept of supply and demand

Worksheets - 1 pages - Economy general

Capitalism is characterized by a private enterprise system contrary to a planned economy which is based on the collective or governmental ownership by the means of production, that is to say that all the enterprises in the country are public. Capitalism is theoretically based on a...

29 Sep 2010
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Is Capitalism here to stay or is another vision of economics possible and viable?

Essay - 2 pages - Economy general

For many centuries, Capitalism has been the only economic system in the industrialized world. In the present world, this system is in crisis. Billions of people live below the poverty line without any access to food, health care or housing. By capitalism, we mean a system of...

06 Apr 2010
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The parodic treatment of religion in contemporary culture is just another manifestation of the consumerism of late capitalism

Thesis - 5 pages - Philosophy

During the twentieth century, in the unstable years following the world wars, capitalism proved itself to be a successful and enduring system. This success seems to have come mainly from its, ' ...extraordinary versatility and flexability...' [1]. Despite many threats, such as the...

17 Mar 2009
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Capitalism, socialism, and utopianism

Thesis - 5 pages - Political science

Since Karl Marx's radical proposition of establishing a new society based primarily around the elimination of the bourgeoisie and the uprising of the working class, there have been an innumerable advocates, detractors, and vehement debates surrounding both sides of Socialism and Communism....

16 May 2009
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Soft capitalism as related to therapeutic modes of work

Essay - 71 pages - Services marketing

The global village concept has fuelled soft capitalism and the rise of the ethos in this field within organizations. Let us first understand the basis of globalization. While not so different from traditional villages in its desire to engage in a free exchange of ideas,...

05 May 2009
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Exploring the dematerialization of the body: Gender roles in cyberspace - Imagination as resistance or global extensions of consumer capitalism

Thesis - 6 pages - Social, moral & civic education

This is a research paper which will investigate the relationship between architectural space, i.e. the home, the work place, the gendered body, in relation to the cyber-body as utopian space or new mechanism of containment and surveillance and re-inscribing of the dominant capitalist ideology....

26 Feb 2009
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Marx and Weber on the rise of capitalism in the West

Thesis - 5 pages - Sociology & social sciences

Both Karl Marx (1818-1883) and Max Weber (1864-1920) are great contributors to sociological theory. At the time of their writings, Germany was still almost in the Middle Ages compared to the most advanced capitalist country, England. Both economic development and political liberalization were...

17 Mar 2009
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A discussion and analysis of Marx and Webers theories concerning the development of industrial capitalism

Thesis - 6 pages - Economy general

It is widely accepted that most of the developed countries in the world today are ‘capitalist' economies. Capitalism in economic terms is a free market system, involving little government intervention (a laissez-faire approach). Capitalism involves investment in the means of...

09 Jan 2009
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De Soto, H. (2000) "The mystery of capital - Why capitalism triumphs in the West and fails everywhere else"

Thesis - 3 pages - Services marketing

In 2004, at the meeting of the World Economic Forum, Bill Clinton publicly declared that Hernando De Soto - founder and president of the Institute of Liberty and Democracy (ILD) in Lima and consultant to numerous heads of state - was “probably the world's most important living...

22 Mar 2009
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Marx and Weber: The origins of capitalism

Thesis - 4 pages - Social, moral & civic education

The realm of social theory is not an easy one to tackle, as it requires one to have significant knowledge of ideas of the past, and the events that helped shape the circumstances that these historical ideas were developed in. For example, when studying contemporary social systems, one must have...

17 May 2009
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How has the political economy of French capitalism evolved in the face of increasing global economic pressures?

Thesis - 10 pages - Economy general

‘The work was standardized, rigid; it has become adaptable, flexible. The institutions were paternalist, authoritarian; they have become permissive, liberal. A feeling of security reigned on the world. It is now the insecurity which is dominant' (Cohen, 2002) This international economic...

23 Apr 2008
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Book Review on Max Weber's The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

Book review - 5 pages - Economy general

According to Weber, industrial capitalism emerged in the west though the convergence of a number of key factors. Capitalism itself had existed in areas of the world prior to the west and had even shared some of the same key factors. For instance, capitalist enterprises were found to...

20 Jul 2006
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Is capitalism a positive or negative force in International Relations?

Essay - 5 pages - International relations

In 1995, the 200 most powerful multi-national corporations controlled approximately one third of the world GNP The turnover of these companies sometimes exceeds the GNP of some countries: one example is General Motors which with a turnover of 132 billion dollars surpasses the GNP of Indonesia....

08 Mar 2024
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Social Capital Ventures: Water for life in the Cambodian countryside - Anne-Valerie OHLSSON-CORBOZ and Philip C. ZERRILLO (2014)

Text commentary - 2 pages - Business strategy

Social Capital Ventures Development (SCVD) equips Cambodian rural and farming communes with water-filtering devices. Co-founders Christopher Wilson and Khov Boun Chhay are trying to figure out how a large number of Cambodians seem to be unable to get out of the poverty trap. SCVD pinpoints health...

29 Sep 2016
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Death penalty: does the U.S. really need capital punishment?

Thesis - 5 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Capital punishment, which is the act of killing a criminal for a terrible crime, is a controversial subject in the United States. Over the course of history, public opinion has wavered on whether or not the death penalty should be administered. Decades ago in the 1970's, for example, public...

29 Mar 2016
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Analysis of the investment environment of UK with regard to the Nelly Capital business

Essay - 6 pages - Business strategy

Traditionally, the investment climate in a country or in the world refers to the prevailing financial and economic conditions that affect the investors in a place. In this case, an investor is an individual or institution that is willing to lend money to an operating business in order to get a...

18 Aug 2014
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Financial Partners Capital Management LLC

Case study - 5 pages - Finance

Financial Partners Capital Management is an employee-owned Investment Company. The firm is listed as an Investment consultant and aims at providing discretionary investment management services to a different group of customers in the United States and other international individuals, trusts,...