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The Resource Never enough : capitalism and the progressive spirit, Neil Gilbert

Never enough : capitalism and the progressive spirit, Neil Gilbert

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Never enough : capitalism and the progressive spirit
Title
Never enough
Title remainder
capitalism and the progressive spirit
Statement of responsibility
Neil Gilbert
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this landmark work, Neil Gilbert addresses the long-standing tensions between capitalism and the progressive spirit. Challenging the contemporary progressive outlook on the failures of capitalism, Capitalism and the Progressive Spirit analyzes the empirical evidence for conventional claims about the real level of poverty, the presumed causes and consequences of inequality, the meaning and underlying dynamics of social mobility, and the necessity for more social welfare spending and universal benefits. A careful reading of the research reveals that these issues are far less serious than contemporary progressive claims would have the public believe. Progressive leaders, however, remain firmly wedded to the established social agenda, which conveys a vision of the good society that disregards the historically unprecedented and wide-spread abundance in the advanced post-industrial countries. Meanwhile, the progressive agenda inadvertently caters to the corrosive effects of insatiable consumption and the commodification of everyday life, from which modern capitalism profits. The analysis suggests that it is time to resist the material definition of progress that stands so high on the current agenda and envision alternative ways for government to advance society. --
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1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gilbert, Neil
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Welfare state
  • Capitalism
  • Equality
  • Distributive justice
  • Social justice
Label
Never enough : capitalism and the progressive spirit, Neil Gilbert
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The progressive spirit -- Poverty amid abundance -- No longer a massive affliction: are you blind? -- The root of all evil -- Inequality amid abundance: what's the harm? -- Social mobility: going up and coming down -- The arc and ladder of social mobility -- Taxing and spending -- From cradle to grave -- The social compass of progressive conservatism
Control code
ocn947190929
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 219 pages
Isbn
9780199361335
Lccn
2016011765
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)947190929
Label
Never enough : capitalism and the progressive spirit, Neil Gilbert
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The progressive spirit -- Poverty amid abundance -- No longer a massive affliction: are you blind? -- The root of all evil -- Inequality amid abundance: what's the harm? -- Social mobility: going up and coming down -- The arc and ladder of social mobility -- Taxing and spending -- From cradle to grave -- The social compass of progressive conservatism
Control code
ocn947190929
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 219 pages
Isbn
9780199361335
Lccn
2016011765
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)947190929

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