Thinking about Capitalism (Great Courses, #5665)

Thinking about Capitalism Great Courses As the economic system under which you live capitalism shapes the marketplaces that determine where you live and work how much you are paid what you can buy what you can accumulate toward your ret

  • Title: Thinking about Capitalism (Great Courses, #5665)
  • Author: Jerry Z. Muller
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 233
  • Format: Audio CD
  • As the economic system under which you live, capitalism shapes the marketplaces that determine where you live and work, how much you are paid, what you can buy, what you can accumulate toward your retirement, and every other aspect of a society based on monetary exchanges for goods and services.In an era of increasing globalization, capitalism has dramatically strengthene As the economic system under which you live, capitalism shapes the marketplaces that determine where you live and work, how much you are paid, what you can buy, what you can accumulate toward your retirement, and every other aspect of a society based on monetary exchanges for goods and services.In an era of increasing globalization, capitalism has dramatically strengthened its important role in and its influence on the world economy It is the system under which a majority of the world s population lives, and it continues to strengthen the links of interdependence between the world s economies.But capitalism s impact is about much than money and markets Indeed, capitalism is every bit as much a social force as an economic one As such, its impact on noneconomic life has drawn the attention of thinkers outside of economics, as well as those inside the discipline, including some of its greatest minds.In Thinking about Capitalism, award winning intellectual historian and Professor Jerry Z Muller of The Catholic University of America takes you deep inside the perspectives on this most important and pervasive force Over 36 engaging lectures, you gain fresh insights that will strengthen your understanding of capitalism s rich history, its fascinating proponents and opponents, and its startling impact on our world.

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    • Jerry Z. Muller

      Jerry Z Muller is professor of history at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.



    608 thoughts on “Thinking about Capitalism (Great Courses, #5665)

    • I thoroughly enjoyed this CD lecture series. Although I am on the political far left, and Jerry Muller is a conservative with a bias against socialism and pro-capitalism, he gave a very articulate and insightful presentation of both the history of capitalism and the intellectual history of thinking about capitalism. I highly recommend this for anyone spanning left to right of the political spectrum if you want to get beyond the hype of talk radio and junk TV.Thinking about CapitalismThirty-six l [...]


    • Lots of interesting historical, philosophical and some good economic material. Impeccably well narrated/presented. The speaker is phenomenal.Huge conservative bias.Excellent explanation of the role and benefits of entrepreneurs and dynamism.Wacky choices in paradigms for thinking about capitalism and who are important in stating the big issues. Probably worth knowing about some of the key people the author/presentor talks about, but they are far from important in one's overall understanding of w [...]


    • Digs beneath the usually invoked capitalistic thinkers of Smith and Marx to other intellectuals over the years who have added to the dialogue of talking about Capitalism. The lectures also go beyond the economic and political impacts to discussions on the impact on family dynamics.


    • For a couse titled "Thinking about Capitalism" you really can't ask for much more. Muller is a historian, so the course gives a historical look at the proponents and opponents of capitalism while being relatively light on technical issues. It covers much ground that I spent years reading about, so while there wasn't all *that* much new info for a nerd like me, it was still a great overview and would be extremely helpful fort a total newb, but someone fairly early on in their studies.


    • Only watched/listened to half of the lectures, very informative and well-presented nevertheless.


    • Excellent coverage of the history and development of capitalism as an economic system based on private ownership of the means of production and using those means for profitable gain. Muller makes economic and capitalist principles very understandable in these lectures. He skillfully stays on course with explanations of core doctrines and principles of capitalism successfully avoiding the falderol of some of the fringe capitalists in history who were given to objectivism, or some other social mov [...]


    • Today, so many people misunderstand capitalism, particularly its reliance on self-interest (not selfishness), the invisible hand and market prices to effectively guide immeasurably complicated economies. While capitalism unquestionably creates some societal ills, the immense good it brings to the World makes it the only effective organizing economic model for modern times. Socialism, fascism and communism fail over and over again. Capitalism continues to produce rapid innovation, ever higher lev [...]


    • Despite the Conservative slant and religious injections, I recommend this book. Muller does provide a approximately balanced perspective, but he offers weaker defence of Progressive ideas, and his chapters on Marx were more of an attack than critique, so he favours the Conservative narrative with perhaps a 60:40 split. These chapters felt out of place with the tenor of the lectures as a whole. Religion and capitalism make strange bedfellows to be sure, but this relationship has been consummated [...]


    • شرح ممتاز لتاريخ تطور النظام الرأسمالي وأهم الفلسفات التي صاحبت هذا التطورAn Excellent review of the history of Capitalism Development and the most important philosophy that accompanied this development


    • A pretty good lecture series that talks about the major thinkers of capitalism. You'll probably forget all the names and some of the specific details, but the general concepts they proposed are pretty memorable and fascinating.


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