Rival Views of Market Society and Other Recent Essays

Rival Views of Market Society and Other Recent Essays

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For close to half a century, Albert O. Hirschman has been known for his innovative, contributions to economics, the history of ideas, and the social sciences. Two essays in this collection explore new territory. The title essay distinguishes among four very different conceptions of the characteristics and dynamics of capitalist societies. A related plea for embracing complexity is made in Against Parsimony, a wide-ranging critique of traditional economic models. In other writings Hirschman revisits his own views on economic development, the concept of interest, and the roles of exit and voice in economic and social systems.That he prepared the ground for the self-destruction thesis because of his emphasis on the all- corrosive properties of capitalism has already been noted. ... forms, together with the correlative weakness of capitalist structures, could become a major problem in certain societies. ... where capitalist development is delayed, the delay being precisely due to the resilience of precapitalist forms, to the fact thatanbsp;...

Title:Rival Views of Market Society and Other Recent Essays
Author: Albert O. Hirschman
Publisher:Harvard University Press - 1992-01-01

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