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Capitalism

Michael Foley

in American Credo: The Place of Ideas in US Politics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199232673
eISBN:
9780191716362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232673.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses American capitalism. Capitalism has not only become integrally related to the growth of the United States into a global industrial power, but in doing so has acquired an iconic ... More


American-Style Capitalism

Zoltan J. Acs

in Why Philanthropy Matters: How the Wealthy Give, and What It Means for Our Economic Well-Being

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148625
eISBN:
9781400846818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148625.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter examines American-style capitalism from the perspective of the currents of prosperity, and how philanthropy became a part of American-style capitalism. American philanthropists ... More


The Global Perspective

Zoltan J. Acs

in Why Philanthropy Matters: How the Wealthy Give, and What It Means for Our Economic Well-Being

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148625
eISBN:
9781400846818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148625.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter examines the American economy and American-style capitalism in the context of the global economy. It first provides an overview of American exceptionalism before revisiting who the ... More


A conversation

Zoltan J. Acs

in Why Philanthropy Matters: How the Wealthy Give, and What It Means for Our Economic Well-Being

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148625
eISBN:
9781400846818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148625.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This book examines the interplay between entrepreneurship and philanthropy, on the one hand, and wealth creation and opportunity, on the other. Using historical and institutional evidence, it traces ... More


Creating Oportunity

Zoltan J. Acs

in Why Philanthropy Matters: How the Wealthy Give, and What It Means for Our Economic Well-Being

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148625
eISBN:
9781400846818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148625.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter describes the system of opportunity creation in the United States, which has been a series of inventions and reinventions of the means by which opportunity has been provided. It begins ... More


The 1930s: Capitalism on Trial

David Ellwood

in The Shock of America: Europe and the Challenge of the Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198228790
eISBN:
9780191741739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198228790.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History, American History: 20th Century

The Wall St crisis of 1929 intensified but did not alter an emerging intellectual critique of the new forms of consumerist society emerging in America. Some of these views flirted with ... More


Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Zoltan J. Acs

in Why Philanthropy Matters: How the Wealthy Give, and What It Means for Our Economic Well-Being

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148625
eISBN:
9781400846818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148625.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter examines entrepreneurship and innovation as fundamental elements of American-style capitalism. It first provides a historical background on how America got to an era of cowboy capitalism ... More


An Introduction to the History of Debt

Louis Hyman

in Debtor Nation: The History of America in Red Ink

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691140681
eISBN:
9781400838400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691140681.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter provides a history of debt. While personal lending had always existed, before 1917 it had never been legal to charge interest rates high enough to turn a profit and, equally ... More


Debtor Nation: The History of America in Red Ink

Louis Hyman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691140681
eISBN:
9781400838400
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691140681.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Before the twentieth century, personal debt resided on the fringes of the American economy, the province of small-time criminals and struggling merchants. By the end of the century, however, the most ... More


Between the Pew and the Picket Line

Christopher D. Cantwell, Heath W. Carter, and Janine Giordano Drake

in The Pew and the Picket Line: Christianity and the American Working Class

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039997
eISBN:
9780252098178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039997.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter gathers a number of local histories and suggests that although many Americans worshipped in churches and worked on shop floors, most lived in the space between the pew and ... More


Lifeblood: Oil, Freedom, and the Forces of Capital

Matthew T. Huber

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677849
eISBN:
9781452947402
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677849.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

If our oil addiction is so bad for us, why don’t we kick the habit? Looking beyond the usual culprits—Big Oil, petro states, and the strategists of empire—this book finds a deeper and more complex ... More


The Future of American Capitalism

Padma Desai

in From Financial Crisis to Global Recovery

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157865
eISBN:
9780231527743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157865.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter describes the persistence of American capitalism by recalling the analyses of renowned economists Adam Smith and John Maynard Keynes. American capitalism is recognized as a unique ... More


Tribunes of the Shareholder Class

Nelson Lichtenstein

in A Contest of Ideas: Capital, Politics, and Labor

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037856
eISBN:
9780252095122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037856.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter focuses on the book The Modern Corporation and Private Property, published in August 1932 by Adolf Berle and Gardiner Means. The book instantly became a controversial classic, provided ... More


. Vocational Guidance and Organized Labor during the New Deal, 1933–1940

Touré F. Reed

in Not Alms but Opportunity: The Urban League and the Politics of Racial Uplift, 1910-1950

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832233
eISBN:
9781469605708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888544_reed.11
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter presents and discusses the New Deal offered by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to America in response to the collapse of the nation's economic and social institutions. Roosevelt set out ... More


Black Freedom Struggles and Ecumenical Activism in 1960s Chicago

Erik S. Gellman

in The Pew and the Picket Line: Christianity and the American Working Class

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039997
eISBN:
9780252098178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039997.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores how the Urban Training Center for Christian Mission's (UTC) innovative forms of urban mission speak to interrelated but distinct threads of historical scholarship that have ... More


Epilogue

Robert F. Zeidel

in Robber Barons and Wretched Refuse: Ethnic and Class Dynamics during the Era of American Industrialization

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501748318
eISBN:
9781501748332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748318.003.0011
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This epilogue discusses how closing America's proverbial gates to the influx of European and Asian laborers ended the decades-long era when industrialization and immigration had combined to transform ... More


Concluding Remarks

in Special Relations: The Americanization of Britain?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804773997
eISBN:
9780804777834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804773997.003.0015
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book has prsented an excursion through two decades of the postwar Anglo-American relationship. It has shown the liberal social analysis of American capitalism, and the rhetoric, organization, ... More


The Business of Ameryka-Echo

Anna D. Jaroszyńska-Kirchmann

in The Polish Hearst: Ameryka-Echo and the Public Role of the Immigrant Press

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039096
eISBN:
9780252097072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039096.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter looks at the expanding business of Paryski Publishing at the time of significant changes in both American and Polish American press and publishing. As Paryski's empire prospered, its ... More


An Economic Epilogue

Taun N. Toay

in The Intellectual Origins of the Global Financial Crisis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823249602
eISBN:
9780823250752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823249602.003.0020
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The concluding chapter of the volume ties together many of the economic themes from the conference, including the parallels between Minsky and Arendt. The chapter builds on the selective reading of ... More


The US Takes the Lead

Geoffrey Owen and Michael M. Hopkins

in Science, the State, and the City: Britain's Struggle to Succeed in Biotechnology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198728009
eISBN:
9780191794308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728009.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, International Business

This chapter shows how the first American biotechnology firms were formed through collaboration between academic scientists and venture capitalists, with Genentech, founded in 1976, blazing a trail ... More


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