Capitalism the Creator: The Economic Foundations of Modern Industrial Society

Capitalism the Creator: The Economic Foundations of Modern Industrial Society

Capitalism the Creator: The Economic Foundations of Modern Industrial Society

Capitalism the Creator: The Economic Foundations of Modern Industrial Society

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CONTENTS

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By Way of a Preface Why--"Capitalism the Creator"? 3

CHAPTER

I. The Mainsprings of Civilization 17

II. On the Rise of Economics as a Science 31

III. When Power Came of Age 47

IV. The Antiquity of Commerce65

V. Civilization and Culture: Genesis from Genius 85

VI. Malthusian Miracles 103

VII. Capitalism the Beneficent 119

VIII. Savings: Sine Qua Non 137

IX. The Public Utility of Profits 151

X. The Sole Basis for High Wages 165

XI. All as Old as Diocletian 183

XII. The Mechanism of Business Cycles 197

XIII. Heart of the Problem: Credit Control 215

XIV. Pareto's Law of Universal Inequality 233

XV. The Distribution of Human Abilities 253

XVI. Man Cannot Live by Bread Alone 269

XVII. Seisachtheia Through the Ages 283

XVIII. Agricultural Aid and Public Welfare 299

XIX. Humanitarian Labor Legislation 311

XX. Paupers, Bread, and Circuses 323

XXI. The Blight of Destructive Taxation 337

XXII. Economic Planning and Governmental Muddling 351

XXIII. The Neurotic Mind of Neolithic Man 367

XXIV. Prospects of Economic Sanity in an Irrational World 383

XXV. The Unlimited Potentials of Tectonics 395

Summary: The Thesis in Brief 403

Notes and Comments 425

Brief Bibliography 463

Index 465

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