The Origin of Capitalism: A Longer View

The Origin of Capitalism: A Longer View

Ellen Meiksins Wood


Capitalism isn't really a traditional and inevitable final result of human nature, neither is it easily an extension of age-old practices of alternate and commerce.

In this unique and provocative booklet Ellen Meiksins wooden reminds us that capitalism isn't really a usual and inevitable final result of human nature, neither is it easily an extension of age-old practices of alternate and trade. particularly, it's a overdue and localized manufactured from very particular old stipulations, which required nice adjustments in social kin and within the human interplay with nature.

This new version is considerably revised and elevated, with large new fabric on imperialism, anti-Eurocentric heritage, capitalism and the countryside, and the variations among capitalism and non-capitalist trade. the writer lines hyperlinks among the foundation of capitalism and modern stipulations equivalent to ‘globalization’, ecological degradation, and the present agricultural quandary.

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