The Great Transformation

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Beacon Press, 1957 - Business & Economics - 315 pages
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In this classic work of economic history and social theory, Karl Polanyi analyzes the economic and social changes brought about by the "great transformation" of the Industrial Revolution. His analysis explains not only the deficiencies of the self-regulating market, but the potentially dire social consequences of untempered market capitalism. New introductory material reveals the renewed importance of Polanyi's seminal analysis in an era of globalization and free trade.

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User Review  - HadriantheBlind - LibraryThing

This is a fascinating book, I'm astonished I haven't heard of it earlier. Polanyi is not your run of the mill economist - he does not use equations - he uses context and does not describe events in a ... Read full review

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User Review  - charles.lemos - LibraryThing

I know of no work more important to understanding the rise of modern capitalism than this one. It is the antidote to Hayek, von Mises, and Friedman. The work should mark Polanyi as one of the greatest ... Read full review

Contents

The Hundred Years Peace
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Conservative Twenties Revolutionary
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RISE AND FALL OF MARKET ECONOMY
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