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The Resource The moral economists : R.H. Tawney, Karl Polanyi, E.P. Thompson, and the critique of capitalism, Tim Rogan

The moral economists : R.H. Tawney, Karl Polanyi, E.P. Thompson, and the critique of capitalism, Tim Rogan

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The moral economists : R.H. Tawney, Karl Polanyi, E.P. Thompson, and the critique of capitalism
Title
The moral economists
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R.H. Tawney, Karl Polanyi, E.P. Thompson, and the critique of capitalism
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Tim Rogan
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eng
Summary
A fresh look at how three important twentieth-century British thinkers viewed capitalism through a moral rather than material lens. What's wrong with capitalism? Answers to that question today focus on material inequality. Led by economists and conducted in utilitarian terms, the critique of capitalism in the twenty-first century is primarily concerned with disparities in income and wealth. It was not always so. The Moral Economists reconstructs another critical tradition, developed across the twentieth century in Britain, in which material deprivation was less important than moral or spiritual desolation. Tim Rogan focuses on three of the twentieth century's most influential critics of capitalism--R.H. Tawney, Karl Polanyi, and E.P. Thompson. Making arguments about the relationships between economics and ethics in modernity, their works commanded wide readerships, shaped research agendas, and influenced public opinion. Rejecting the social philosophy of laissez-faire but fearing authoritarianism, these writers sought out forms of social solidarity closer than individualism admitted but freer than collectivism allowed. They discovered such solidarities while teaching economics, history, and literature to workers in the north of England and elsewhere. They wrote histories of capitalism to make these solidarities articulate. They used makeshift languages of "tradition" and "custom" to describe them until Thompson patented the idea of the "moral economy."--
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1983-
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Rogan, Tim
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index present
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non fiction
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  • Tawney, R. H.
  • Polanyi, Karl
  • Thompson, E. P.
  • Capitalism
  • Socialism
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The moral economists : R.H. Tawney, Karl Polanyi, E.P. Thompson, and the critique of capitalism, Tim Rogan
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-252) and index
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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ocn983825042
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 263 pages
Isbn
9780691173009
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)983825042
Label
The moral economists : R.H. Tawney, Karl Polanyi, E.P. Thompson, and the critique of capitalism, Tim Rogan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-252) 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
Control code
ocn983825042
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 263 pages
Isbn
9780691173009
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)983825042

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