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Capitalism : the moving target / Leonard Silk ; with contributions by Kenneth J. Arrow ; Thomas Carvel ; John Kenneth Galbraith ; Andrew Glyn ; Gabriel Kolko ; Edwin Kuh ; Wassily Leontief ; David Rockefeller ; Paul A. Samuelson, Gilbert Sorrentino ; Paul M. Sweezy; & Studs Terkel ; illustrations by Jean-Claude Suarés.

By: Silk, Leonard Solomon, 1918-1995 [author].
Contributor(s): Terkel, Studs [author] | Sorrentino, Gilbert [author] | Carvel, Thomas [author] | Kuh, Edwin [author] | Glyn, Andrew [author] | Rockefeller, David [author] | Leontief, Wassily [author] | Arrow, Kenneth J [author] | Samuelson, Paul A [author] | Sweezy, Paul M [author] | Kolko, Gabriel [author] | Galbraith, John Kenneth [author] | Suarés, Jean-Claude [illustrator].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York, Washington : Praeger Publishers, 1974Description: xi, 159 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.ISBN: 0275849706.Subject(s): Capitalism | Capital | United States -- Economic conditions -- 1945-DDC classification: 309.1/73/0924 Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Part one. Capitalism: the moving target.
Part two. Perspectives on capitalism: Here am I, a worker / Studs Terkel -- Empty, empty promises, promises / Gilbert Sorrentino -- Land of opportunity? Damned right! / Thomas Carvel -- Who gets what and why / Edwin Kuh -- The wage-push crisis of capitalism / Andrew Glyn -- The essential quest for the middle way / David Rockefeller -- Sails and rudders, ship of state / Wassily Leontief -- Capitalism, for better or worse / Kenneth J. Arrow -- Taking stock of war / Paul A. Samuelson -- Capitalism, for worse / Paul M. Sweezy -- A war from time to time / Gabriel Kolko -- Power and the useful economist / John Kenneth Galbraith.
Summary: "Following a broad and challenging essay by Leonard Silk of the New York Times, such economists as Nobel Prize winners Kennth Arrow, Paul Samuelson, and Wassily Leontief, such businessmen as David Rockefeller and Thomas Carvel, and such writers as Studs Terkel and Gilbert Sorrentino offer a provocative summary of the outstanding problems of our economic system. By charting the perimeter within which capitalism, 'the moving target,' operates, Silk's essay provides an informative background, organizing the primary concerns of the contributors into a consistent body of questions that must be asked if we are to find, in capitalism, intelligent and humane answers to contemporary difficulties. What emerges, more than a controversy over the merits or demerits of capitalism, is a penetrating survey of our times - including the devastating social impact of rapid technological change, the discontent with work today, the search for new moralities and religions, a post-Vietnam assessment of capitalism and war, and a post-Watergate assessment of business and government relations." -- From the back cover.
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The Karl H. Niebyl Collection HC 106.5 .S438 1974 (Browse shelf) Not For Loan NPML19100003

Includes index.

Part one. Capitalism: the moving target.

Part two. Perspectives on capitalism: Here am I, a worker / Studs Terkel -- Empty, empty promises, promises / Gilbert Sorrentino -- Land of opportunity? Damned right! / Thomas Carvel -- Who gets what and why / Edwin Kuh -- The wage-push crisis of capitalism / Andrew Glyn -- The essential quest for the middle way / David Rockefeller -- Sails and rudders, ship of state / Wassily Leontief -- Capitalism, for better or worse / Kenneth J. Arrow -- Taking stock of war / Paul A. Samuelson -- Capitalism, for worse / Paul M. Sweezy -- A war from time to time / Gabriel Kolko -- Power and the useful economist / John Kenneth Galbraith.

"Following a broad and challenging essay by Leonard Silk of the New York Times, such economists as Nobel Prize winners Kennth Arrow, Paul Samuelson, and Wassily Leontief, such businessmen as David Rockefeller and Thomas Carvel, and such writers as Studs Terkel and Gilbert Sorrentino offer a provocative summary of the outstanding problems of our economic system. By charting the perimeter within which capitalism, 'the moving target,' operates, Silk's essay provides an informative background, organizing the primary concerns of the contributors into a consistent body of questions that must be asked if we are to find, in capitalism, intelligent and humane answers to contemporary difficulties. What emerges, more than a controversy over the merits or demerits of capitalism, is a penetrating survey of our times - including the devastating social impact of rapid technological change, the discontent with work today, the search for new moralities and religions, a post-Vietnam assessment of capitalism and war, and a post-Watergate assessment of business and government relations." -- From the back cover.

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