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Working-Class Life, Consumer Credit, and the Making of Agency Mail Order

Coopey Richard, Sean O‘Connell, and Dilwyn Porter

in Mail Order Retailing in Britain: A Business and Social History

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198296508
eISBN:
9780191716638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296508.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter explores the role of the spare-time agent, from the watch club organizer of the late 19th century through to the working housewife and mother a century later. By the end of the 1930s, ... More


Moralizing Credit: Bad Debt, Good Debt, and the Troubled Conscience

Kenneth Dyson

in States, Debt, and Power: 'Saints' and 'Sinners' in European History and Integration

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198714071
eISBN:
9780191782558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714071.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter examines the different discourses of ‘bad’ debt and ‘good’ debt in the history of political economy, in normative political theory, and in imaginative literature. Examples include David ... More


Global Crisis

Ho-fung Hung

in The China Boom: Why China Will Not Rule the World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231164184
eISBN:
9780231540223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164184.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

China's development has been darkened by an increasing imbalance between consumption and investment and the subsequent accumulation of non-performing loans, and such imbalance originates from the ... More


Beyond Illusions

Fred L. Block

in Capitalism: The Future of an Illusion

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520283220
eISBN:
9780520959071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283220.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter elaborates the kind of reforms that would make sustainable economic growth possible both in the United States and in the world economy. It emphasizes the parallel between the crisis of ... More


Transformation: From Bursars to Bankers

James Stent

in China's Banking Transformation: The Untold Story

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190497033
eISBN:
9780190497064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190497033.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter sketches development of Chinese banking starting with monobanking under Mao. As Reform and Opening got underway from 1979 to 1994, experimentation with commercial banking began under a ... More


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