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CapitalismThe Future of an Illusion$
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Fred L. Block

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780520283220

Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520283220.001.0001

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The Capitalist Illusion

The Capitalist Illusion

(p.1) Chapter One The Capitalist Illusion

Fred L. Block

University of California Press

This chapter lays out the thesis of the book—that an incorrect understanding of capitalism has become hegemonic in recent decades. It shows how the acceptability of the word itself changed radically over the last fifty years, and it identifies the role of conservative intellectuals and business writers in infusing the term with a specific set of meanings.

Keywords:   capitalism, illusion, Freud, populism

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