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The Resource The political economy of progress : John Stuart Mill and modern radicalism, Joseph Persky

The political economy of progress : John Stuart Mill and modern radicalism, Joseph Persky

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The political economy of progress : John Stuart Mill and modern radicalism
Title
The political economy of progress
Title remainder
John Stuart Mill and modern radicalism
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Joseph Persky
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "While there had been much radical thought before John Stuart Mill, Joseph Persky argues it was Mill, as he moved to the left, who provided the radical wing of liberalism with its first serious analytical foundation, a political economy of progress that still echoes today. A rereading of Mill's mature work suggests his theoretical understanding of accumulation led him to see laissez-faire capitalism as a transitional system. Deeply committed to the egalitarian precepts of the Enlightenment, Mill advocated gradualism and rejected revolutionary expropriation on utilitarian grounds: gradualism, not expropriation, promised meaningful long-term gains for the working classes. He endorsed laissez-faire capitalism because his theory of accumulation saw that system approaching a stationary state characterized by a great reduction in inequality and an expansion of cooperative production. These tendencies, in combination with an aggressive reform agenda made possible by the extension of the franchise, promised to provide a material base for social progress and individual development. The Political Economy of Progress goes on to claim that Mill's radical political economy anticipated more than a little of Marx's analysis of capitalism and laid a foundation for the work of Fabians and other gradualist radicals in the 20th century. More recently, modern philosophic radicals, such as Rawls, have deep links to this Millean political economy. These links are still worthy of development. In particular, a politically meaningful acceptance of Rawls's radical liberalism waits on a movement capable of re-engineering the workplace in a manner consistent with Mill's endorsement of worker management."--
  • "An examination of the role of John Stuart Mill in the development of modern radicalism"--
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Persky, Joseph
Dewey number
330.15/3
Index
index present
LC call number
HB501
LC item number
.P4127 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford studies in the history of economics
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  • Mill, John Stuart
  • Capitalism
  • Socialism
  • Social policy
  • Economic history
  • Mill, John Stuart
  • Mill, John Stuart
  • 08.24 newer western philosophy (17-19th century)
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Capitalism
  • Economic history
  • Political and social views
  • Social policy
  • Socialism
  • Radikalismus
  • Sozialer Fortschritt
  • Utilitarismus
  • Wirtschaftstheorie
  • Kapitalism
  • Socialism
  • Ekonomisk politik
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The political economy of progress : John Stuart Mill and modern radicalism, Joseph Persky
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-232) and index
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volume
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text
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Contents
Prologue : modern radicalism and Mill -- Part I. The Utilitarian Reading of Accumulation: 1. Antecedents; 2. The greatest happiness of the greatest number; 3. Bentham's liberal triumphalism; 4. Utilitarian perspectives on private property; 5. Mill's radical case for laissez-faire capitalism -- Part II. Progress and Radical Reform: 6. Inheritance and land; 7. Poverty, the poor laws, and the family; 8. The education of the working classes; 9. Cooperatives, unions and economic democracy -- Part III. Echoes: 10. Marx and Mill; 11. The Fabians, early and late; 12. Rawls and the means of production; 13. Radical luck -- Mill's vision
Control code
945804098
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xx, 248 pages
Isbn
9780190460631
Lccn
2016008348
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)945804098
Label
The political economy of progress : John Stuart Mill and modern radicalism, Joseph Persky
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-232) 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
Prologue : modern radicalism and Mill -- Part I. The Utilitarian Reading of Accumulation: 1. Antecedents; 2. The greatest happiness of the greatest number; 3. Bentham's liberal triumphalism; 4. Utilitarian perspectives on private property; 5. Mill's radical case for laissez-faire capitalism -- Part II. Progress and Radical Reform: 6. Inheritance and land; 7. Poverty, the poor laws, and the family; 8. The education of the working classes; 9. Cooperatives, unions and economic democracy -- Part III. Echoes: 10. Marx and Mill; 11. The Fabians, early and late; 12. Rawls and the means of production; 13. Radical luck -- Mill's vision
Control code
945804098
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xx, 248 pages
Isbn
9780190460631
Lccn
2016008348
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)945804098

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