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The great persuasion : reinventing free markets since the Depression, Angus Burgin

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The great persuasion : reinventing free markets since the Depression
Title
The great persuasion
Title remainder
reinventing free markets since the Depression
Statement of responsibility
Angus Burgin
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Just as today's observers struggle to justify the workings of the free market in the wake of a global economic crisis, an earlier generation of economists revisited their worldviews following the Great Depression. The Great Persuasion is an intellectual history of that project. Angus Burgin traces the evolution of postwar economic thought in order to reconsider many of the most basic assumptions of our market-centered world. Conservatives often point to Friedrich Hayek as the most influential defender of the free market. By examining the work of such organizations as the Mont Pèlerin Society, an international association founded by Hayek in 1947 and later led by Milton Friedman, Burgin reveals that Hayek and his colleagues were deeply conflicted about many of the enduring problems of capitalism. Far from adopting an uncompromising stance against the interventionist state, they developed a social philosophy that admitted significant constraints on the market. Postwar conservative thought was more dynamic and cosmopolitan than has previously been understood. It was only in the 1960s and '70s that Friedman and his contemporaries developed a more strident defense of the unfettered market. Their arguments provided a rhetorical foundation for the resurgent conservatism of Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan and inspired much of the political and economic agenda of the United States in the ensuing decades. Burgin's brilliant inquiry uncovers both the origins of the contemporary enthusiasm for the free market and the moral quandaries it has left behind."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Burgin, Angus
Dewey number
330.12/2
Index
index present
LC call number
HB95
LC item number
.B867 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Free enterprise
  • Capitalism
  • Economic policy
  • Capitalism
  • Economic policy
  • Free enterprise
Label
The great persuasion : reinventing free markets since the Depression, Angus Burgin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-289) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: The end of laissez-faire -- Market advocacy in a time of crisis -- Entrepreneurial ideas -- Planning against planning -- New conservatisms -- The invention of Milton Friedman -- Moral capital -- Conclusion : The spirit of an age
Control code
791491622
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
303 pages
Isbn
9780674503762
Lccn
2012015061
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40021508796
System control number
(OCoLC)791491622
Label
The great persuasion : reinventing free markets since the Depression, Angus Burgin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-289) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: The end of laissez-faire -- Market advocacy in a time of crisis -- Entrepreneurial ideas -- Planning against planning -- New conservatisms -- The invention of Milton Friedman -- Moral capital -- Conclusion : The spirit of an age
Control code
791491622
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
303 pages
Isbn
9780674503762
Lccn
2012015061
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40021508796
System control number
(OCoLC)791491622

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