Tag: Capitalism

Ownership Reinventing Companies, Capitalism, and Who Owns What


Ownership: Reinventing Companies, Capitalism, and Who Owns What by Corey Rosen, John Case
English | September 13th, 2022 | ISBN: 1523000821 | 256 pages | True EPUB | 1.00 MB
Employee ownership creates stronger companies, helps workers build wealth, and fosters a fairer, more stable society. In this book, two leading experts show how it works-and how it can be greatly expanded.

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Capitalism, Democracy, Socialism Critical Debates


English | 2022 | ISBN: 3031084063 | 267 pages | True PDF EPUB | 6.04 MB
This book critically analyzes the current historical conjuncture of neoliberal capitalism with an eye to its emergent alternatives. Can democracy and capitalism thrive together? Is socialism a viable and a desirable alternative? What are the forms of emancipatory action and critical thought that can effectively chart a way forward?

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Spiderweb Capitalism How Global Elites Exploit Frontier Markets [Audiobook]


English | ASIN: B0BBXSJ9YG | 2022 | 11 hours and 36 minutes | MP3 | M4B | 318 MB
In 2015, the anonymous leak of the Panama Papers brought to light millions of financial and legal documents exposing how the superrich hide their money using complex webs of offshore vehicles. Spiderweb Capitalism takes you inside this shadow economy, uncovering the mechanics behind the invisible, mundane networks of lawyers, accountants, company secretaries, and fixers who facilitate the illicit movement of wealth across borders and around the globe. Kimberly Kay Hoang conducted hundreds of in-depth interviews with private wealth managers, fund managers, entrepreneurs, C-suite executives, bankers, auditors, and other financial professionals. She traces the flow of capital from offshore funds in places like the Cayman Islands, Samoa, and Panama to special-purpose vehicles and holding companies in Singapore and Hong Kong, and how it finds its way into risky markets onshore in Vietnam and Myanmar. Hoang reveals the strategies behind spiderweb capitalism and examines the moral dilemmas of making money in legal, financial, and political gray zones. Spiderweb Capitalism sheds critical light on how global elites capitalize on risky frontier markets, and deepens our understanding of the paradoxical ways in which global economic growth is sustained through states where the line separating the legal from the corrupt is not always clear.

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The Effects of Political Institutions on Varieties of Capitalism


The Effects of Political Institutions on Varieties of Capitalism by Matthew P. Arsenault
English | PDF | 2017 | 209 Pages | ISBN : 3319508911 | 3.3 MB
This book identifies and explores the mechanisms linking political institutions and variation in capitalist systems. A strong correlation exists between varieties of political regimes and varieties of capitalism: majoritarian political regimes are correlated with liberal market economies (LMEs) and consensus political regimes are correlated with coordinated market economies (CMEs). Still, correlation is not causation.

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How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism


How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism by Cory Doctorow
English | January 21, 2021 | ISBN: 1736205900 | True PDF | 146 pages | 5.9 MB
For years, we’ve been hearing about the ills of surveillance capitalism – the business of extracting, collecting, and selling vast reams of user data that exploded with the rise of tech giants like Google, Facebook, and Amazon. But what if everything we’ve been hearing is wrong? What if surveillance capitalism is not some rogue capitalism or a wrong turn taken by some misguided corporations? What if the system is working exactly as intended – and the only hope of restoring an open web is to take the fight directly to the system itself?

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Academic Capitalism Universities In The Global Struggle For Excellence


Academic Capitalism: Universities In The Global Struggle For Excellence By Richard Münch
2014 | 317 Pages | ISBN: 0415840147 | PDF | 5 MB
This book investigates the intensifying struggle for excellence between universities in a globalized academic field. The rise of the entrepreneurial university and academic capitalism are superimposing themselves on the competition of scientists for progress of knowledge and recognition by the scientific community. The result is a sharpening institutional stratification of the field. This stratification is produced and continuously reproduced by the intensified struggle for funds with the shrinking of block grants and the growing significance of competitive funding, as well as the increasing impact of international and national rankings on academic research and teaching. The increased allocation of funds on the basis of performance leads to overinvestment of resources at the small top and underinvestment for the broad mass of universities in the middle and lower ranks. There is a curvilinear inverted u-shaped relationship of investments and returns in terms of knowledge production. Paradoxically, the intrusion of the economic logic and measures of managerial controlling into the academic field imply increasing inefficiency in the allocation of resources to universities. The top institutions suffer from overinvestment, the rank-and-file institutions from underinvestment. The economic inefficiency is accompanied by a shrinking potential for renewal and open knowledge evolution.

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The Haitian Revolution Capitalism, Slavery and Counter-Modernity


The Haitian Revolution: Capitalism, Slavery and Counter-Modernity (Critical South) by Eduardo Grüner, translated by Ramsey McGlazer
English | December 4, 2019 | ISBN: 1509535470, 1509535489 | True EPUB | 256 pages | 0.3 MB
It is impossible to understand capitalism without analyzing slavery, an institution that tied together three world regions: Europe, the Americas, and Africa. The exploitation of slave labor led to a form of proto-globalization in which violence was indispensable to the production of wealth.

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Natural capitalism & circular economy How to restore the planet designing materials, businesses, and sustainable policies


Natural capitalism & circular economy: How to restore the planet designing materials, businesses, and sustainable policies by Alejandro Pagés Tuñón
English | August 5th, 2022 | ISBN: 9786078571222 | 406 pages | True EPUB | 3.38 MB
"this book is an exhortation to modify patterns of behavior, which includes the development of a paradigm and public policies that channel us towards a more prosperous, balanced and sustainable future…" – Juan Carlos Belausteguigoitia

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