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Richard H. Abbott (1991). Cotton & Capital: Boston Businessmen and Antislavery Reform, 1854-1868. (Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 294 p.). Antislavery movements --United States. Businesspeople --Massachusetts --Boston --Political activity --History --19th century; Slavery --Economic aspects --Southern States; Capitalism --Southern States --History --19th century; Southern States --Economic conditions.

Ivan Alexander (1997). The Civilized Market: Corporations, Conviction, and the Real Business of Capitalism. (Oxford, UK: Capstone, 250 p.). Capitalism; Economic history--20th century.

Bruno Amable (2003). The Diversity of Modern Capitalism. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 310 p.). Professor of Economics, University of Paris X; Research Fellow, CEPREMAP. Capitalism. 'Varieties of capitalism' debate;  comparative analysis of modern capitalism; five different types of modern economies: market-based economies, Asian capitalism, Continental European model, social democratic economies, Mediterranean model (main institutional characteristics, political and economic dynamics).

Franco Amatori et al (1997). Storia del Capitalismo Italiano dal Dopoguerra a Oggi. (Roma : Donzelli: Roma : Donzelli. Capitalism--Italy--History--20th century; Italy--Economic conditions--1945-.

Philip Armstrong, Andrew Glyn, John Harrison (1991). Capitalism Since 1945. ( Cambridge, MA: Basil Blackwell, 390 p.). Economic history--1945- ; Capitalism--History--20th century. Rev. ed. of: Capitalism since World War II (1984).

Joyce Appleby (2010). The Relentless Revolution: A History of Capitalism. (New York, NY, Norton, 494 p.). Professor of History Emerita at UCLA, past president of the American Historical Association and the Organization of American Historians. Capitalism --History; Economic history. Centuries-long history of capitalism (from handful of isolated changes in farming, trade, manufacturing clustered in early-modern England to system generating wealth, power, new ideas to reshape societies in constant surge of change) -  as a culture, as important for its ideas and values as for its inventions and systems.

Thurman W. Arnold; with a new pref. (1980). The Folklore of Capitalism. (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 400 p. [orig. pub. 1937]). Capitalism; United States--Economic conditions--1918-1945. 

Giovanni Arrighi (1994). The Long Twentieth Century: Money, Power, and the Origins of Our Times. (New York, NY: Verso, 400 p.). George Armstrong Kelley Professor of Sociology (Johns Hopkins University). Capitalism --History; Economic history. Capitalism --History; Economic history. Capitalism has unfolded as succession of "long centuries", ages during which hegemonic power deployed novel combination of economic, political networks, secured control over expanding world-economic space; forces which have shaped, now poised to undermine America's world power.

Anders Aslund (1995). How Russia Became a Market Economy. (Washington, DC: Brookings Institution, 378 p.). Russia (Federation)--Economic conditions--1991-; Russia (Federation)--Economic policy--1991-; Soviet Union--Economic conditions--1985-1991; Soviet Union--Economic policy--1986-1991.

--- (2002). Building Capitalism: The Transformation of the Former Soviet Bloc. (New York : Cambridge University Press: New York : Cambridge University Press, 508 p.). Post-communism--Europe, Eastern; Privatization--Europe, Eastern; Privatization--Russia (Federation); Privatization--Former Soviet republics; Europe, Eastern--Economic policy--1989-; Europe, Eastern--Economic conditions--1989-; Russia (Federation)--Economic policy--1991-; Russia (Federation)--Economic conditions--1991-; Soviet Union--Economic conditions--1985-1991. Transition as struggle between radical reformers, those thriving on rent seeking; swift liberalization of prices, foreign trade, rapid and profound fiscal adjustment vital for growth, institutional reforms, legality, greater equity; privatization beneficial; continuation of unregulated,  ubiquitous state apparatuses living on corruption.

--- (2007). How Capitalism Was Built: The Transformation of Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 356 p.). Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington, DC. Post-communism--Former communist countries; Privatization--Former communist countries; Former communist countries--Economic policy; Former communist countries--Economic conditions. How former communist countries became market economies from 1989 to 2006; preconditions, political breakthroughs,  alternative reform programs.  

--- (2007). Russia’s Capitalist Revolution: Why Market Reform Succeeded and Democracy Failed? (Washington, DC: Peterson Institute for International Economics, 408 p.). Capitalism--Russia (Federation); Russia (Federation)--Economic conditions--1991-. Transformation from Soviet Russia to Russia as market economy; why country failed to transform into democracy; overview of economic change, most important issues, subsequent resolutions (inability to sort out ruble zone during revolution, several failed coups, financial crash of August 1998).

Amiya Kumar Bagchi (2005). Perilous Passage: Mankind and the Global Ascendancy of Capital. (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 432 p.). Professor, Institute of Development Studies Kolkata (Calcutta).  Capitalism--History; Economic development--Social aspects; Eurocentrism--History; Imperialism--History; Equality--History; Quality of life--History; Economic history. Global history of human change, survival under sway of capitalism since voyages of Columbus.

Raymond W. Baker (2005). Capitalism's Achilles Heel: Dirty Money and How To Renew the Free-Market System. (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 438 p.). Guest Scholar (Brookings Institution), Senior Fellow (Center for International Policy). Capitalism--Moral and ethical aspects; Commercial crimes; Corruption; Poverty; Utilitarianism. 

William J. Baumol (2002). The Free-Market Innovation Machine: Analyzing the Growth Miracle of Capitalism. (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 318 p.). Academic Director of the Berkley Center for Entrepreneurial Studies (New York University), Professor Emeritus and Senior Economist (Princeton University). Capitalism; Economic development; Technological innovations--Economic aspects.

William J. Baumol, Robert E. Litan, Carl J. Schramm (2007). Good Capitalism, Bad Capitalism, and the Economics of Growth and Prosperity. (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 336 p.). Harold Price Professor of Entrepreneurship, Academic Director of the Berkley Center for Entrepreneurial Studies in the Stern School of Business (New York University), Senior Economist, Professor Emeritus (Princeton University); Vice President for Research and Policy at the Kauffman Foundation, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution; President and Chief Executive Officer of the Kauffman Foundation, Batten Fellow at the Darden School of Business (University of Virginia). Capitalism; Entrepreneurship. Four varieties of capitalism, some "Good", some "Bad" for growth; how countries catching up to United States can move faster; need for United States to stick to, reinforce recipe for growth that has enabled it to be leading economic force in world.

Daniel Bell (1996). The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism. (New York, NY: Basic Books, 363 p.[20th anniversary ed.]). Henry Ford II Professor of Social Sciences Emeritus (Harvard University). Technology and civilization; Capitalism; United States --Civilization --1945-; United States --Social conditions --1945-. Classic analysis of Western liberal capitalist society - harbors seeds of its own downfall: 1) creates need among successful people for personal gratification, 2) corrodes work ethic that led to success in first place; ranked among 100 most influential books since World War II by Times Literary Supplement in London.

Peter L. Berger (1986). The Capitalist Revolution: Fifty Propositions About Prosperity, Equality, and Liberty. (New York, NY: Basic Books, 262 p.). Capitalism; Liberty; Economic development.

Adolf A. Berle (1954). The 20th Century Capitalist Revolution (New York, NY: Harcourt Brace, 192 p.). Corporations.

Adolf A. Berle and Gardiner C. Means; with a new introduction by Murray L. Weidenbaum and Mark Jensen (1991). The Modern Corporation and Private Property. (New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 380 p. [orig. pub. 1932]). Corporations, Corporation Law, Corporate Governance.

Matthew Bishop and Michael Green (2010). The Road from Ruin: How to Revive Capitalism and Put America Back on Top. (New York, NY: Crown Business, 384 p.). U.S. Business Editor (The Economist); Former New York Bureau Chief (The Economist). Capitalism; Capitalism --Moral and ethical aspects; Financial crises --Prevention. How to reshape discredited capitalism; what can be learned from past financial crises (today's issues have occurred over past three centuries) to set agenda for reformed 21st-century capitalism (Tulip Craze of 17th century, Great Depression of 1930s, Japan’s Great Deflation, Long-Term Capital debacle of 1990s, unprecedented interventions of government during 2009).

Joseph Blasi, Douglas Kruse, and Aaron Bernstein (2002). In the Company of Owners: The Truth about Stock Options (and Why Every Employee Should Have Them). (New York, NY: Basic Books, 345 p.). Professors of Human Resource Management (Rutgers), Business Week journalist. Employee ownership--United States; Employee stock options--United States; Employee motivation--United States; Chief executive officers--Salaries, etc.--United States; Stock options--United States; Corporations--United States. 

Francesco Boldizzoni (2008). Means and Ends: The Idea of Capital in the West, 1500-1970. (New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 224 p.). Reader in the History of Economic Thought (Bocconi University, Milan, Italy), Member of Clare Hall Cambridge, UK. Capital --Europe --History; Europe --Economic conditions. Rise, evolution, crisis of concept of capital from sixteenth century to modern day.

Jonathan Boswell and James Peters (1997). Capitalism in Contention: Business Leaders and the Political Economy in Modern Britain (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 251 p.). Economic Conditions, Great Britain.

H. W. Brands (2010). American Colossus: The Triumph of Capitalism, 1865-1900. (New York, NY Doubleday, 624 p.). Dickson Allen Anderson Professor of History (University of Texas at Austin). United States --Economic conditions --19th century; United States --Social conditions --19th century. Three decades after Civil War - society rooted in soil became one based in cities; legions of immigrants drawn to American shores; stunning transformation of landscape and institutions; rise of Wall Street, growth of a national economy, building of railroads, first sparks of union life.

Reuven Brenner (2002). The Force of Finance: Triumph of Capital Markets. (New York, NY: Texere, 220 p.). Repap Chair of Business (McGill University). Capital market--United States--History--20th century. 

Eds. Timothy Brook and Hy V. Luong (1997). Culture and Economy: The Shaping of Capitalism in Eastern Asia. (Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 301 p.). Professor of History (Stanford University); Professor of Anthropology (University of Toronto). Capitalism --East Asia; Capitalism --Southeast Asia; National characteristics; East Asia --Economic conditions; Southeast Asia --Economic conditionsl; East Asia --Social life and customs; Southeast Asia --Social life and customs. Use, reinvention of Confucianism, Islamic legacies in South Korea, Malaysia to promote particular vision of economy; role of family, network-structured firms, reliance on trust-based personal networks to cultures of labor and management in Chinese village enterprises, Vietnamese ceramics firms, South Korean export processing zones; inevitable that Eastern Asia will shape, remake, capitalism into system of production, consumption beyond its original definition.

Eds. Timothy Brook and Gregory Blue (1999). China and Historical Capitalism: Genealogies of Sinological Knowledge. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 291 p.). Professor of History (Stanford University). Capitalism --China --History; Mixed economy --China; China --Economic conditions. Historical relationship between concept of capitalism (portrayed as unique to Europe, as organic outgrowth of Western civilization), idea of China (seen as despotic, feudal or stagnant); how experience of capitalism as European social formation, world-system has shaped knowledge of China.

Graeme Browning (1989). If Everybody Bought One Shoe: American Capitalism in Communist China. (New York, NY: Hill and Wang, 239 p.). Investments, American--China; United States--Commerce--China; China--Commerce--United States.

Stuart W. Bruchey (1990). Enterprise: The Dynamic Economy of a Free People. (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 645 p.). Capitalism--United States--History; Free enterprise--United States--History; Industrial laws and legislation--United States--History; United States--Economic conditions.

Matthew Brzezinski (2001). Casino Moscow: A Tale of Greed and Adventure on Capitalism's Wildest Frontier. (New York, NY: Free Press, 317 p.). Former Staff Writer for The Wall Street Journal in Kiev and Moscow from 1996 through 1998. Post-communism--Russia (Federation); Political corruption--Russia (Federation); Capitalism--Russia (Federation); Russia (Federation)--Social conditions--1991-.  

Stanley Buder (2009). Capitalizing on Change: A Social History of American Business. (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 568 p.). Professor Emeritus of History (Baruch College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York). Capitalism --United States --History; Industries --Social aspects --United States --History. American business as engine of wealth accumulation, important generator, reflector of American values; innovation, change stoke engines of economic energy; intertwining dynamics of social and business values explain history of business in America; enveloping expansion of market economy, laggardly use of government to modify or control market forces, rise of consumerism, shifting role of small business, more; explosive development of business in 1990s, its aftermath of crises, scandal; ways American social values foster entrepreneurial ethos; why identification of change with progress provides distinctive, provocative theme in American life.

Alex Callinicos (2009). Imperialism and Global Political Economy. (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 288 p.). Chair of European Studies (King's College, London). Imperialism; International economic relations; Capitalism. New era of imperialism?; classical theories of imperialism developed in era of First World War by Marxists (Lenin, Luxemburg, Bukharin), by Liberal economist J.A. Hobson; theoretical relationship between capitalism as economic system, international state system compared to other contemporary theorists of empire, imperialism; history of capitalist imperialism from Dutch East India Company to specific patterns of economic, geopolitical competition in contemporary era of American decline, Chinese expansion.

Bruce G. Carruthers (1996). City of Capital: Politics and Markets in the English Financial Revolution. (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 303 p.). Associate Professor of Sociology (Northwestern University). Bank of England--History--18th century; East India Company--History--18th century; South Sea Company--History; Capital market--History--17th century; Capital market--History--18th century; Great Britain--Politics and government--1689-1702; Great Britain--Politics and government--18th century.

John Chamberlain (1959). The Roots of Capitalism. (Princeton, NJ: Van Nostrand, 222 p.). Capitalism; United States--Industries.

Rajnarayan Chandavarkar (1994). The Origins of Industrial Capitalism in India: Business Strategies and the Working Classes in Bombay, 1900-1940. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 468 p.). Working class--India--Bombay--History--20th century; Cotton textile industry--India--Bombay--History--20th century; Capitalism--India--Bombay--History--20th century; Bombay (India)--Economic conditions. Relationship between labor, capital in India's economic development in early twentieth century.

Alfred D. Chandler, Jr., Richard S. Tedlow (1985). The Coming of Managerial Capitalism: A Casebook on the History of American Economic Institutions. (Homewood, IL: R.D. Irwin, 877 p.). Professors (Harvard Business School). Capitalism--United States--History; Industrial policy--United States--History; Business enterprises--United States--History; Industrial concentration--United States--History.

Ha-Joon Chang (2011). 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism. (New York, NY: Bloomsbury Press, 304 p.). Assistant Director of Development Studies in the Faculty of Economics and Politics (University of Cambridge). Capitalism. Question assumptions behind dogma, hype that dominant school of neoliberal economists (apostles of freemarket) have spun since Age of Reagan; how global capitalism works—and doesn't; how to shape capitalism to humane ends, instead of becoming slaves of market.

Christopher Clark (1990). The Roots of Rural Capitalism: Western Massachusetts, 1780-1860. (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 339 p.). Rural industries--Massachusetts--History; Capitalism--Massachusetts--History; Households--Massachusetts--History; Agriculture--Economic aspects--Massachusetts--History; Massachusetts--Economic conditions; Massachusetts--Social conditions.

Donald E. Cooke (1958). The Romance of Capitalism; The Dramatic Story of American Free Enterprise, How It Grew from the Early Stock Companies of 13th Century Italy, How Ruthless Men Exploited It, and How Democratic Government Made It the Hope of the World. (Philadelphia, PA: Winston, 145 p.). Capitalism; United States--Economic conditions.

Anthony P. D'Costa (2005). The Long March to Capitalism: Embourgeoisment, Internationalization, and Industrial Transformation in India. (New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 243 p.). Professor in Comparative International Development (University of Washington). Capitalism--India--History--20th century; Industrialization--India--History--20th century; Automobile industry and trade--India--History--20th century; India--Economic conditions--20th century; India--Politics and government--20th century. Evolution of Indian industrial capitalism.

Stephen Davis, Jon Lukomnik, David Pitt-Watson (2006). The New Capitalists: How Citizen Investors Are Reshaping the Corporate Agenda. (Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press, 320 p.). Investments; Capitalism--Social aspects. Civil ownership will profoundly alter world, force rise of new species of corporation, lay groundwork for new "constitution of commerce".

Henry C. Dethloff (1979). Americans and Free Enterprise. (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 336 p.). Capitalism--United States; United States--Economic conditions.

Thomas J. DiLorenzo (2004). How Capitalism Saved America: The Untold History of Our Country, from the Pilgrims to the Present. (New York, NY: Crown Forum, 295 p.). Professor of Economics (Sellinger School of Business and Management, Loyola College in Maryland). Capitalism--United States--History. How capitalism has made America most prosperous nation on earth, how government regulation endorsed by politicians,  pundits has hindered economic growth, caused higher unemployment, raised prices, created many other problems.

Thomas G. Donlan (2008). A World of Wealth: How Capitalism Turns Profits into Progress. (Upper Saddle River, NJ: FT Press, 215 p.). Editorial Page Editor at Barron’s National Business and Financial Weekly. Capitalism --United States; Free enterprise --United States. Defense of free market capitalism; why it continues to offer greatest hope for solving problems.

Peter J. Dougherty (2002). Who's Afraid of Adam Smith?: How the Market Got Its Soul. (New York, NY: Wiley, 223 p.). Editor, Economics Texts. Smith, Adam, 1723-1790; Capitalism--Moral and ethical aspects; Economics--Moral and ethical aspects; Globalization--Moral and ethical aspects; Business ethics.

Tom Downey (2006). Planting a Capitalist South: Masters, Merchants, and Manufacturers in the Southern Interior, 1790-1860. (Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 262 p.). Assistant Editor of the Papers of Thomas Jefferson (Princeton University). Capitalism--Southern States--History--19th century; Southern States--Economic conditions--19th century; Southern States--Commerce--History--19th century. Evidence that transition to capitalist society was well under way in South even before  outbreak of Civil War. 

Wilma A. Dunaway (1996). The First American Frontier: Transition to Capitalism in Southern Appalachia, 1700-1860. (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 448 p.). Capitalism--Appalachian Region--History; Capitalism--Southern States--History; Appalachian Region--Economic conditions; Southern States--Economic conditions.

Robert S. DuPlessis (1997). Transitions to Capitalism in Early Modern Europe. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 329 p.). Industries--Europe--History; Industrialization--Europe--History; Agriculture--Economic aspects--Europe--History; Capitalism--Europe--History.

Carter J. Eckert (1991). Offspring of Empire: The Koch’ang Kims and the Colonial Origins of Korean Capitalism, 1876-1945. (Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press, 388 p.). Kim Yon-su; Kyongsong Spinning Company; Samyang Company. Kim family; Businesspeople--Korea--History; Industrial policy--Korea--History; Capitalism--Korea--History; Korea--Dependency on Japan--History.

David Faure (2006). China and Capitalism: A History of Business Enterprise in Modern China. (Aberdeen, Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 136 p.). University Lecturer in Modern Chinese History and Fellow (St Anthony's College, Oxford), Professor of History (Chinese University of Hong Kong). China--Economic conditions--History; China--Commerce--History; China--Capitalism--History. Development of business in China from 1500 to the 1990s. Three phases in development of Chinese business: 1) traditional - reliance on contracts and ritual propriety; 2) modernizing  - adaptation to company law, legal standards of accounting; 3) contemporary - control economy to  vibrant market economy.  

C.H. Feinstein (1965). Domestic Capital Formation in the United Kingdom, 1920-1938. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 270 p.). Saving and investment--Great Britain; Capital--Great Britain.

Ed. Charles H. Feinstein and Sidney Pollard with contributions by John Butt ... [et al.] (1988). Studies in Capital Formation in the United Kingdom: 1750-1920. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 477 p.). Saving and investment--Great Britain--History; Capital--Great Britain--History; Industries--Great Britain--History.

James R. Fichter (2010). So Great a Proffit: How the East Indies Trade Transformed Anglo-American Capitalism. (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 400 p.). Assistant Professor of History (Lingnan University, Hong Kong). Capitalism --United States --History; United States --Commerce --Asia; Asia --Commerce --United States; United States --Foreign economic relations --Great Britain; Great Britain --Foreign economic relations --United States. Early American economy in global context; relationship between young nation, former colonial master; how American trade proved pivotal to evolution of capitalism in United States, helped to shape course of British Empire; U.S. merchants began trading in East Indies independently after 1783; created new class of investor-capitalists, first generation of American millionaires; mercantile elite brought its experience, affluence to other sectors of economy, helped to concentrate capital and create wealth, paved way for modern business corporation; American trade in Asia was so extensive that it undermined monopoly of British East India Company, forced Britain to open its own free trade to Asia; United States, British Empire converged around, shared, Anglo-American free-trade ideals, financial capitalism in Asia; American traders provided vital link to Atlantic world for Dutch Java and French Mauritius, at vanguard of Western contact with Polynesia, Pacific Northwest.

Daniel Finn (2006). The Moral Ecology of Markets: Assessing Claims about Markets and Justice. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 182 p.). Economist and Theologian. Capitalism--Moral and ethical aspects; Distributive justice. Justice in markets; arguments for, against markets and self-interest.

Neil Fligstein (2001). The Architecture of Markets: An Economic Sociology of Twenty-First-Century Capitalist Societies. (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 274 p.). Capitalism--Social aspects; Economics--Sociological aspects; Capitalism--Social aspects--United States; United States--Economic conditions--1981-.

Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, Eugene D. Genovese (1983). Fruits of Merchant Capital: Slavery and Bourgeois Property in the Rise and Expansion of Capitalism. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 469 p.). Slavery; Capitalism; Property; Social history; Social classes.

Thomas Frank (2000). One Market Under God: Extreme Capitalism, Market Populism, and the End of Economic Democracy. (New York, NY: Doubleday, 414 p.). Founding editor of The Baffler. Marketing; Capitalism; Populism; Kitsch; Distributive justice. Assault on institutions, pretensions of new capitalist order, tyranny of almighty market.

Chrystia Freeland (2000). Sale of the Century: Russia's Wild Ride from Communism to Capitalism. (New York, NY: Crown, 389 p.). Capitalism--Russia (Federation); Industries--Russia (Federation); Russia (Federation)--Economic conditions--1991-.

Jeffry Frieden (2006). Global Capitalism: Its Fall and Rise in the Twentieth Century. (New York, NY: Norton, 448 p.). Stanfield Professor of International Peace (Harvard University). International economic relations--History--20th century; Capitalism--History--20th century; Globalization--Economic aspects--History--20th century; International finance--History--20th century; Economic history--20th century. Globalization is choice formed by politics, policy decisions.

Tony A. Freyer (1994). Producers versus Capitalists: Constitutional Conflict in Antebellum America. (Charlottesville, VA: University Press of Virginia, 250 p.). University Research Professor of History and Law, U. of Alabama School of Law. Right of property--United States--History; Capitalism--United States--History; United States--Economic conditions--To 1865.

Milton Friedman; with the assistance of Rose D. Friedman; with a new preface by the author (2002). Capitalism and Freedom. (Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, p. [40th anniversary edition]). Capitalism; State, The; Liberty; United States--Economic policy.

Andrea Gabor (2000). The Capitalist Philosophers: The Geniuses of Modern Business, Their Lives and Ideas. (New York, NY: Times Business, 384 p.). Taylor, Frederick Winslow, 1853-1929 --Influence; Roethlisberger, F. J. (Fritz Jules), 1898-1974 --Influence; Mayo, Elton, 1880-1949 --Influence; Industrial management--United States--History; Scientific management--United States--History; Corporations--United States--History--20th century; Industrial sociologists--United States--Biography; Industrial psychologists--United States--Biography. 

Satyananda J. Gabriel (2006). Chinese Capitalism and the Modernist Vision. (New York, NY: Routledge, 194 p.). Associate Professor of Economics (Mount Holyoke College). Capitalism--China; China--Economic policy--2000- ; China--Economic conditions--2000-. Connection between growth, version of Marxism that has been adopted by Communist Party of China.

Daniel Gaido (2006). The Formative Period of American Capitalism; a Materialist Interpretation. (New York, NY: Routledge, 176 p.). Researcher at the National Research Council (Conicet), Argentina. Capitalism --United States --History; Socialism --United States --History; United States --Economic conditions. Main peculiarity of American historical development - almost direct transition from colonial to imperialist economy; underwent process of genocide/ethnic cleansing of native population during primitive accumulation period (settler-colonialist origins); influence of Western land tenure system on process of capital accumulation; passage from plantation slavery to sharecropping in South, its legacy of racism; transition to imperialism towards end of 19th century; rise of labor movement, main American socialist organizations up to end of First World War.

Charles R. Geisst (1990). Visionary Capitalism: Financial Markets and the American Dream in the Twentieth Century. (New York, NY: Praeger, 191 p.). Capital market--United States--History--20th century; Finance--United States--History--20th century; Capitalism--United States--History--20th century.

Mark Gould (1987). Revolution in the Development of Capitalism: The Coming of the English Revolution. (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 508 p.). Social structure--England--History--17th century; Revolutions--England--History--17th century; Capitalism--England--History--17th century; England--Social conditions--17th century.

Norman S.B. Gras (1971). Business and Capitalism; An Introduction to Business History. (New York, NY: A.M. Kelley, 408 p.). Professor of Business History (Harvard Business School). Business; Capitalism.

Richard Grassby (2001). Kinship and Capitalism: Marriage, Family, and Business in the English Speaking World, 1580-1720. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 505 p.). Family--England--London--History; Marriage--England--London--History; Businesspeople--England--London--History; Households--England--London--History; Capitalism--England--London--History.

Liah Greenfeld (2001). The Spirit of Capitalism: Nationalism and Economic Growth. (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 541 p.). Professor of Sociology and Political Science (Boston University). Economic development; Nationalism--Economic aspects.  

Samuel Gregg (2007). The Commercial Society: Foundations and Challenges in a Global Age. (Lanham, MD: Lexington, Books, 177 p.). Free enterprise--History; Democracy--Economic aspects; Economic history. Historical, social, cultural, legal bases for commercial society, analysis of uneasy relationship between commerce and democracy. 

William Greider (1997). One World, Ready or Not: The Manic Logic of Global Capitalism. (New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 528 p.). Capitalism; Economic history--1945-.

--- (2003). The Soul of Capitalism: Opening Paths to a Moral Economy. (New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 366 p.). Capitalism--United States; Capitalism--Moral and ethical aspects--United States; Capitalism--Social aspects--United States. 

Louis M. Hacker (1946). The Triumph of American Capitalism; The Development of Forces in American History to the End of the Nineteenth Century. (New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 460 p.). Capitalism; United States--History; United States--Economic policy; United States--Industries.

Earl J. Hamilton (1929). American Treasure and the Rise of Capitalism (1500-1700). (London, UK: The London School of Economics and Political Science, 357 p.). Capitalism. 

Charles Handy (2002). The Elephant and the Flea: Reflections of a Reluctant Capitalist. (Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press, 233 p.). Capitalism--Philosophy; Economics--Philosophy.

Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins, and L. Hunter Lovins (1999). Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution. (Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Co.,, 396 p.). Economic forecasting --United States; Capitalism --United States --Forecasting; Twenty-first century --Forecasts; United States --Economic policy --1993-2001. How world is on verge of new industrial revolution; future in which business, environmental interests increasingly overlap, companies can improve bottom lines, help solve environmental problems, feel better about what they do; how to realize benefits for shareholders, future generations.

James P. Hawley, Andrew T. Williams (2000). The Rise of Fiduciary Capitalism: How Institutional Investors Can Make Corporate America More Democratic. (Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 232 p.). Institutional investments--United States; Stockholders--United States; Capitalism--United States; Democracy--United States.

Editor F.A. Hayek (1963). Capitalism and the Historians; Essays by T. S. Ashton [and others]. (Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 196 p.). Capitalism; Economic history--Historiography; Working class--Great Britain; Factory system--Great Britain.

Sue Headlee (1991). The Political Economy of the Family Farm: The Agrarian Roots of American Capitalism. (New York, NY: Praeger, 212 p.). Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics (American University). Family farms--United States--History--19th century; Capitalism--United States--History--19th century; Industries--United States--History--19th century; Social classes--United States--History--19th century; United States--Economic conditions--To 1865; United States--Economic conditions--1865-1918. 

Robert L. Heilbroner (1985). The Nature and Logic of Capitalism. (New York, NY: Norton, 225 p.). Capitalism.

Stephen Innes (1995). Creating the Commonwealth: The Economic Culture of Puritan New England. (New York, NY: Norton, 405 p.). Work ethic--New England--History; Entrepreneurship--New England--History; Capitalism--New England--History; New England--Economic conditions.

Lisa A. Keister (2000). Wealth in America: Trends in Wealth Inequality. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 307 p.). Income distribution--United States; Equality--United States; Wealth--United States; Income--United States. 

--- (2005). Getting Rich: America's New Rich and How They Got There. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 320 p.). Associate Professor of Sociology (Ohio State University). Wealth--United States; Income distribution--United States; Millionaires--United States. Wealth mobility. 

Marjorie Kelly (2001). The Divine Right of Capital: Dethroning the Corporate Aristocracy. (San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler, 231 p.). Capitalism--Moral and ethical aspects; Social responsibility of business; Business ethics; Big business; Power (Social sciences); Business and politics; Democracy; International business enterprises; International economic relations.

Louis O. Kelso and Mortimer J. Adler (1958). The Capitalist Manifesto. (New York, NY: Random House, 265 p.). Capitalism; United States--Economic policy.

Thomas Kessner (2003). Capital City: New York City and the Men Behind America’s Rise to Economic Dominance, 1860-1900. (New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 396 p.). Professor of History at the Graduate School of the City University of New York. Corporations--New York (State)--History--19th century; Capitalism--New York (State)--History--19th century; Capitalists and financiers--New York (State)--New York; New York (N.Y.)--Economic conditions--19th century; New York (N.Y.)--History--19th century. How an undistinguished port city rose to become center of finance in United States; how Morgan, Carnegie, Rockefeller, colleagues transformed New York,  changed the nation.

Ed. Michael Kinsley, Conor Clarke (2008). Creative Capitalism: A Conversation with Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Other Economic Leaders. (New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 336 p.). Capitalism. Creative capitalism - big corporations, distinguishing feature of modern global economy, integrate doing good into their way of doing business; discussed, debated by more than forty contributors to this book.

Naomi Klein (2007). The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. (New York, NY: Metropolitan Books, 576 p.). Free enterprise; Financial crises; Capitalism. How free market economic revolution has exploited moments of shock, extreme violence to implement economic policies in Latin America, Eastern Europe to South Africa, Russia, Iraq; use of cataclysmic events to advance radical privatization combined with  privatization of disaster response itself.

Allan Kulikoff (1992). The Agrarian Origins of American Capitalism. (Charlottesville, VA: University Press of Virginia, 341 p.). Agriculture--Economic aspects--United States--History; Capitalism--United States--History; United States--Economic conditions--To 1865; United States--Rural conditions.

Robert Kuttner (2007). The Squandering of America: How Politics Fails Our Economic Well-Being. (New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 352 p.). Founder, Coeditor of The American Prospect magazine. Free enterprise--United States; Capitalism--United States; Environmental policy--United States; United States--Economic policy--2001- ; United States--Economic policy--1993-2001; United States--Politics and government--2001- ; United States--Commercial policy. How domination of American governance by privileged establishment (narrow elite) blocks ability of government to restore broad prosperity to majority of citizens, makes society less democratic and prosperous, finances more vulnerable to serious shocks, economy hostage to casino of financial speculation, creates instability, inequality.

John Lauritz Larson (2009). The Market Revolution in America: Liberty, Ambition, and the Eclipse of the Common Good. (New York, NY, Cambridge University Press, 208 p.). Professor of History (Purdue University) Capitalism -- Social aspects -- United States -- History; United States -- Economic conditions. Born of freedom, ambition, fed on democracy and individualism even while it generated inequality, dependency, unimagined wealth and power; lure of market capitalism, beginnings of industrialization in United States; enterprise and innovation, negative and unanticipated consequences of transition to capitalism; economic change related directly to American freedom and self-determination.

Dean LeBaron, with Donna Carpenter (2002). Mao, Marx, and the Market: Capitalist Adventures in Russia and China. (New York, NY: Wiley, 314 p.). Founder (Batterymarch Financial Management). Capitalism--Russia (Federation); Capitalism--China; Russia (Federation)--Economic conditions--1991-; China--Economic conditions--1976-2000; China--Economic conditions--2000-. 

Gwynne Lewis (1993). The Advent of Modern Capitalism in France, 1770-1840: The Contribution of Pierre-Francois Tubeuf. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 339 p.). Tubeuf, Pierre-François; Castries, Armand-Charles-Augustin de la Croix, duc de, 1756-1842; Businesspeople--France--Cévennes Mountains Region--Biography; Coal mines and mining--France--Cévennes Mountains Region--History--18th century; Coal mines and mining--France--Cévennes Mountains Region--History--19th century; Capitalism--France--Cévennes Mountains Region--History--18th century; Capitalism--France--Cévennes Mountains Region--History--19th century; Cévennes Mountains Region (France)--History.

Charles E. Lindblom (2001). The Market System: What It Is, How It Works, and What To Make of It. (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 296 p.). Capitalism.

Roger Lloyd-Jones and M.J. Lewis (1998). British Industrial Capitalism Since the Industrial Revolution. (Bristol, PA: UCL Press, 275 p.). Capitalism --Great Britain --History; Industries --Great Britain --History; Business cycles --Great Britain --History; Great Britain --Economic conditions. Historical evolution of British industrial capitalism since late-18th century.

John Frederick Martin (1991). Profits in the Wilderness: Entrepreneurship and the Founding of New England Towns in the Seventeenth Century. (Chapel Hill, NC: Published for the Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia, by the University of North Carolina Press, 363 p.). Capitalism--New England--History--17th century; Entrepreneurship--New England--History--17th century; Cities and towns--New England--History--17th century; New England--Economic conditions; New England--Politics and government--To 1775.

Roger Martin (2011). Fixing the Game: Bubbles, Crashes, and What Capitalism Can Learn from the NFL. (Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Pub., 272 p.). Dean of the Rotman School of Management (University of Toronto). National Football League --Management; Corporations --United States; Industrial management --United States; Corporate governance --United States; Capitalism --United States; Financial crises --United States. Deep, abiding commitment to idea that purpose of firm is to maximize shareholder value - led to massive growth in stock-based compensation for executives, naive and wrongheaded linking of real market (business of designing, making, selling products and services) with expectations market (business of trading stocks, options, complex derivatives); how this tight coupling has been engineered, ts results: single-minded focus on expectations market that will driving from crisis to crisis; how to end destructive cycle: 1) restructure executive compensation to focus entirely on real market (not expectations market; 2) rethink meaning of board governance, role of board members; 3) rein in power of hedge funds, monopoly pension funds.

Matt Mason (2008). The Pirate’s Dilemma: How Youth Culture Reinvented Capitalism. (New York, NY: Free Press, 276 p.). VICE magazine. Young adults; Youth; Piracy (Copyright); Subculture; Capitalism. Trends that have transformed countercultural scenes into burgeoning global industries, movements, changed our way of life; ideas behind fringe movements, how they combined with technology to subvert old hierarchies, empower individuals.

Ed. Thomas K. McCraw (1997). Creating Modern Capitalism: How Entrepreneurs, Companies, and Countries Triumphed in Three Industrial Revolutions. (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 711 p.). Capitalism; Industrial revolution; Economic history.

John McMillan (2002). Reinventing the Bazaar: A Natural History of Markets. (New York, NY: Norton, 278 p.). Professor of Economics (Stanford Graduate School of Business). Capitalism; Economic history; Evolutionary economics; Capitalism--History. 

Eric H. Mielants (2007). The Origins of Capitalism and the "Rise of the West. (Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 241 p.). Associate Professor in Sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences (Fairfield University). Capitalism; Civilization, Western. Examined through long-term developments that began in Middle Ages (not through lens of the Industrial Revolution, colonization of New World); ways that existing theories have suffered from Eurocentric, limited temporal and spatial analyses.

Harold G. Moulton (1935). The Formation of Capital. (Washington, DC: The Brookings Institution, 207 p.). Founder and First President of the Brookings Institute. Capital; Consumption (Economics); Saving and investment; Banks and banking--United States.

Jerry Z. Muller (2002). The Mind and the Market: Capitalism in Modern European Thought. (New York, NY: Knopf, 487 p.). Professor of History (Catholic University of America). Capitalism--History; Capitalism--Europe--History; Economics--History; Economics--Europe--History; Capitalism--Moral and ethical aspects; Capitalism--Moral and ethical aspects--Europe. History of idea of capitalism in Western thought (wealth and poverty, capitalism and culture, individual and the state, role of intellectuals within market societies): from origins in classical Greece, Rome, medieval Christianity, through flowering from 1700 to present; most significant thinkers who have influenced views on how market can (and should or should not) affect way society is organized; what best, brightest have thought about cultural, moral, political effects, ramifications of capitalism, its future implications; how antisemitic stereotypes about Jews, their relationship to money, have played ongoing role in interpretation of capitalism.

Jerry Z. Muller (2010). Capitalism and the Jews.  (Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press, 277 p.). Professor of History (Catholic University of America). Capitalism; Jews --History; Jewish businesspeople; Communism; Nationalism. Why Jewish experience with capitalism has been so important, complex--and so ambivalent; ways in which thinking about capitalism, thinking about Jews have gone hand in hand in European thought, why anti-capitalism and anti-Semitism have frequently been linked; why Jews have tended to be disproportionately successful in capitalist societies; why Jews have numbered among fiercest anti-capitalists and Communists; how ancient idea that money was unproductive led from stigmatization of usury and the Jews to stigmatization of finance,  stigmatization of capitalism itself (in Marxism); how traditional status of Jews as diasporic merchant minority encouraged their economic success, made them particularly vulnerable to ethnic nationalism of 19th, 20th centuries.

Eds. Alun Munslow and Owen R. Ashton (1995). Henry Demarest Lloyd’s Critiques of American Capitalism, 1881-1903. (Lewiston, NY: E. Mellen Press, 219 p.). Capitalism--United States; United States--Economic conditions--1865-1918; United States--Social conditions--1865-1918.

James M. Murray (2005). Bruges, Cradle of Capitalism, 1280-1390. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 409 p.). Professor of History (University of Cincinnati). Bruges (Belgium) -- Commerce -- History; Bruges (Belgium) -- Economic conditions; Bruges (Belgium) -- Politics and government.

Michael Neuschatz (1986). The Golden Sword: The Coming of Capitalism to the Colorado Mining Frontier. (New York, NY: Greenwood Press, 301 p.). Miners--Colorado--History; Miners--Labor unions--Colorado--History; Capitalism--Colorado--History; Colorado--Economic conditions.

David F. Noble (1977). America by Design: Science, Technology, and the Rise of Corporate Capitalism. (New York, NY: Knopf, 384 p.). Technology--Social aspects--United States; Production (Economic theory); Capitalism--United States; Science and industry--United States; United States--History.

Thomas O'Brien (1999). The Century of U.S. Capitalism in Latin America. (Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press, 199 p.). Professor and Chair of the History Department (University of Houston). Investments, American--Latin America--History; Business enterprises, Foreign--Latin America--History; United States--Commerce--Latin America--History; Latin America--Commerce--United States--History; United States--Foreign economic relations--Latin America; Latin America--Foreign economic relations--United States. 

David Omrod (1985). English Grain Exports and the Structure of Agrarian Capitalism, 1700-1760. (Hull, UK: Hull University Press, 145 p.). Grain trade--England--History--18th century; Grain trade--Wales--History--18th century; Agriculture--Economic aspects--England--History--18th century; Agriculture--Economic aspects--Wales--History--18th century; Capitalism--England--History--18th century; Capitalism--Wales--History--18th century.

Thomas C. Owen (1995). Russian Corporate Capitalism from Peter the Great to Perestroika. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 259 p.). Capitalism--Russia; Capitalism--Soviet Union; Corporations--Russia; Corporations--Soviet Union; Russia--Economic conditions; Soviet Union--Economic conditions--1985-1991.

ed. William Pencak and Conrad Edick Wright (1989). New York and the Rise of American Capitalism: Economic Development and the Social and Political History of an American State, 1780-1870. (New York, NY: New York Historical Society, 315 p.). Capitalism--New York (State)--History; New York (State)--Economic conditions; New York (State)--Economic policy; New York (State)--Social conditions; New York (State)--Politics and government.

Ed. Maarten Prak (2001). Early Modern Capitalism: Economic and Social Change in Europe 1400-1800. (New York, NY: Routledge, 236 p.). Capitalism--History; Europe--Economic conditions; Europe--Social conditions.

Raghuram G. Rajan & Luigi Zingales (2003). Saving Capitalism from the Capitalists: Unleashing the Power of Financial Markets To Create Wealth and Spread Opportunity. (New York, NY: Crown, 369 p.). Joseph Gidwitz Professor of Finance (University of Chicago); Robert C. McCormack Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance (University of Chicago Graduate School of Business). Capital market; Capital market--State supervision; Capitalism--Moral and ethical aspects; Common good--Economic aspects. Capital markets - catalyst for inspiring human ingenuity, spreading prosperity; new way of understanding, spreading extraordinary wealth-generating capabilities of capitalism.

Goronwy Rees (1971). The Great Slump Capitalism in Crisis, 1929-1933. (New York, NY: Harper & Row, 310 p.). Depressions--1929; Economic history--1918-1945. 

Robert B. Reich (2007). Supercapitalism: The Transformation of Business, Democracy, and Everyday Life. (New York, NY: Knopf, 288). Former U. S. Labor Secretary under President Clinton. Democracy--Economic aspects--United States; Capitalism--Political aspects--United States; Pressure groups--United States; Power (Social sciences)--Economic aspects; United States--Politics and government; United States--Economic conditions. Triumph of capitalism, decline of democracy; power has shifted within society from 'citizens' toward 'consumers' (better deals), 'investors' (better returns).

Joseph P. Reidy (1992). From Slavery to Agrarian Capitalism in the Cotton Plantation South: Central Georgia, 1800-1880. (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 360 p.). Plantations--Georgia--History--19th century; Agricultural laborers--Georgia--History--19th century; African Americans--Georgia--Economic conditions; Agriculture--Economic aspects--Georgia--History--19th century; Slavery--Georgia--History--19th century; Capitalism--Georgia--History--19th century.

William G. Robbins (1994). Colony and Empire: The Capitalist Transformation of the American West. (Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 255 p.). Professor of History (Oregon State University). Capitalism--West (U.S.)--History; West (U.S.)--Economic conditions; Mexican-American Border Region--Economic conditions; Canada, Western--Economic conditions; United States--Economic conditions--Regional disparities. Colonial-like region where "industrial statesmen," aided by eastern U.S. and European capital, manipulated investments in pursuit of private gain, controlled wage-earning cowboys, miners.

Anna Rochester (1949). American Capitalism, 1607-1800. (New York, NY: International Publishers, 128 p.). United States--Economic conditions.

Nathan Rosenberg & L.E. Birdzell, Jr. (1986). How the West Grew Rich: The Economic Transformation of the Industrial World. (New York, NY: Basic Books, 353 p.). Capitalism--History; Economic history; Europe--Economic conditions; United States--Economic conditions.

Winifred Barr Rothenberg (1992). From Market-Places to a Market Economy: The Transformation of Rural Massachusetts, 1750-1850. (Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Pres, 275 p.). Capitalism--Massachusetts--History; Rural industries--Massachusetts--History; Markets--Massachusetts--History; Agriculture--Economic aspects--Massachusetts--History.

David Harris Sacks (1991). The Widening Gate: Bristol and the Atlantic Economy, 1450-1700. (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 464 p.). Capitalism--England--Bristol--History; Bristol (England)--Economic conditions; Bristol (England)--Commerce--History.

eds. Juliet B. Schor and Stephen A. Marglin (1990). The Golden Age of Capitalism: Reinterpreting the Postwar Experience. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 324 p.). Capitalism, Economic Policy, Economic Development 1945-. Studies in Development Economics. Making, unmaking of `golden age'; capitalist development in advanced economies since second world war.

Henri Eugène Sée; Translated by Homer B. Vanderblue and Georges F. Doriot (1968). Modern Capitalism, Its Origin and Evolution. (New York, NY: A. M. Kelley, 225 p. [orig. pub. 1928]). Capitalism.

Charles Sellers (1991). The Market Revolution: Jacksonian America, 1815-1846. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 502 p.). Capitalism--Social aspects--United States--History--19th century; Representative government and representation--United States--History--19th century; Democracy--History--19th century; United States--Economic conditions--To 1865.

Enrique Semo; translated by Lidia Lozano (1993). The History of Capitalism in Mexico: Its Origins, 1521-1763. (Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 201 p.). Capitalism--Mexico--History; Working class--Mexico--History; Mexico--Economic conditions--1540-1810; Mexico--Social conditions--To 1810. Fresh vision: that the conflicting social formations of capitalism, feudalism, and tributary despotism provided the basic dynamic of Mexico's social and economic development. Premise is that economic history contributes to our understanding of the present not by formulating universal laws, but by studying the laws of development and progression of concrete economic systems.

Richard Sennett (2006). The Culture of the New Capitalism. (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 224 p.). Teaches Sociology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, London School of Economics). Industrial sociology; Capitalism--Social aspects; Industrial organization; Bureaucracy; Economic history. Major differences between earlier forms of industrial capitalism, more global version of capitalism taking its place.

Leonard Silk and Mark Silk; with Robert Heilbroner, Jonas Pontusson, and Bernard Wasow (1996). Making Capitalism Work. (New York, NY: New York University Press, 228 p.). Capitalism; Post-communism; Economic policy. 

Martin J. Sklar (1988). The Corporate Reconstruction of American Capitalism, 1890-1916 : The Market, the Law, and Politics (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 484 p.). American politics underwent profound change; regulatory minimalism, statist command rejected in favor of positive government engaged in both regulatory, distributive roles); arguments did arose over competition versus combination, larger question of proper relations between government, market and between state, society.

George Soros (1998). The Crisis of Global Capitalism: Open Society Endangered. (New York, NY: Public Affairs, 245 p.). Financial crises; Capitalism; International finance; Economic history--1990.

Hernando de Soto (2001). The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else. (New York, NY: Basic Books. Peruvian Economist. Capitalism.

James Gustave Speth (2008). The Bridge at the Edge of the World: Capitalism, the Environment, and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability. (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 320 p.). Dean of the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (Yale University). Environmental economics; Capitalism--Environmental aspects; Environmental policy. Environmental community has grown in strength, sophistication, but environment has continued to decline, to point that we are now at edge of catastrophe.

Rodney Stark (2005). The Victory of Reason: How Christianity Led to Freedom, Capitalism, and Western Success. (New York, NY: Random House, 304 p.). University Professor of the Social Sciences (Baylor University). Civilization, Christian; Capitalism--Religious aspects--Christianity--History. Christianity embraced logic, reason as path toward enlightenment, freedom, and progress.

Paul Stiles (2005). Is the American Dream Killing You?: How "the Market" Rules Our Lives. (New York, NY: Collins Business, 320 p.). Former Intelligence Officer at the National Security Agency, Former CEO of an Internet Start-up Company. Markets--Social aspects; Free enterprise--Social aspects; Capitalism--Social aspects; Economics--Sociological aspects. Unbridled capitalism "has become the driving force of American decline."

Eds. Melvyn Stokes and Stephen Conway (1996). The Market Revolution in America: Social, Political, and Religious Expressions, 1800-1880. (Charlottesville, VA: University Press of Virginia, 351 p.). Capitalism--United States--History; Capitalism--Political aspects--United States--History; Capitalism--Religious aspects--History; Capitalism--Social aspects--United States--History; Democracy--United States--History.

Michael Storper and Richard Walker (1989). The Capitalist Imperative: Territory, Technology, and Industrial Growth. (New York, NY: B. Blackwell, 279 p.). Industrial location; Capitalism; Technological innovations--Economic aspects; Economic development. Under capitalism, process central to growth is geographical industrialization; creation, use of territory is fundamental to economic development.

Shigeto Tsuru (1996). Japan's Capitalism: Creative Defeat and Beyond. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 277 p.). Capitalism--Japan--History--20th century; Japan--Economic conditions--1945-1989; Japan--Economic policy--1945-1989; Japan--Economic conditions--1989-; Japan--Economic policy--1989-; Japan--Foreign economic relations--United States; United States--Foreign economic relations--Japan.

Robert Vitalis (1995). When Capitalists Collide: Business Conflict and the End of Empire in Egypt. (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press 282 p.). Investments -- Egypt -- History; Industrial policy -- Egypt -- History; Egypt -- Economic conditions -- 20th century.

Steven Vogel (2006). Japan Remodeled: How Government and Industry Are Reforming Japanese Capitalism. (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 250 p.). Associate Professor of Political Science (University of California, Berkeley). Capitalism--Japan; Industrial policy--Japan; Corporate reorganizations--Japan; Japan--Economic policy--1989-. Government and industry have devised innovative solutions. Emerging Japan with substantially redesigned economic model.

Kenneth Warren (1996). Triumphant Capitalism: Henry Clay Frick and the Industrial Transformation of America. (Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 426 p.). Frick, Henry Clay, 1849-1919; Industrialists--United States--Biography; Steel industry and trade--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh--History.

Max Weber; translated by Talcott Parsons; with a foreword by R.H. Tawney (1948). The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism. (New York, NY: Scribner, 292 p.). Capitalism--Religious aspects--Protestant churches; Protestant work ethic.

Wyatt C. Wells (2003). American Capitalism, 1945-2000: Continuity and Change from Mass Production to the Information Society. (Chicago, IL: Ivan R. Dee, 224 p.). Distinguished Research Associate Professor of History (Auburn University, Montgomery). United States--Economic conditions--1945-; United States--Economic policy. 

Carroll Van West (1993). Capitalism on the Frontier: Billings and the Yellowstone Valley in the Nineteenth Century. (Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 281 p.). Capitalism--Montana--Billings--History--19th century; Capitalism--Yellowstone River Region--History--19th century; Billings (Mont.)--Economic conditions; Yellowstone River Region--Economic conditions.

Oliver E. Williamson (1985). The Economic Institutions of Capitalism: Firms, Markets, Relational Contracting. (New York, NY: Free Press, 450 p.). Gordon B. Tweedy Professor of Economics of Law and Organization (Yale University). Institutional economics.

Edward W. Younkins (2002). Capitalism and Commerce: Conceptual Foundations of Free Enterprise. (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 367 p.). Professor of Accountancy (Wheeling Jesuit University). Capitalism--Moral and ethical aspects; Commerce--Moral and ethical aspects; Free enterprise--Moral and ethical aspects. 

Ed. Edward W. Younkins (2005). Philosophers of Capitalism: Menger, Mises, Rand, and Beyond. (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 376 p.). Professor of Accountancy (Wheeling Jesuit University). Menger, Carl, 1840-1921; Von Mises, Ludwig, 1881-1973; Rand, Ayn; Capitalism--Philosophy. 


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