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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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Elaborating an Alternative

Elaborating an Alternative

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(p.28) Chapter Two Elaborating an Alternative
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Capitalism
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Fred L. Block

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520283220.003.0002

This chapter provides an overview of a more fruitful way in which readers should understand how capitalism or market economies operate. It stresses that market societies are constantly being reconstructed and that government and politics are always intertwined with economics. It proposes that the United States is now a habitation society but that we lack the institutional arrangements to support this new kind of economy.

Keywords:   capitalism, construction, reconstruction, habitation

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