U.S. Capitalist Development since 1776: Of, By, and for Which People?

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Figures and Tables
Figures
3.1 Constant-Dollar Volume of Manufacturing and Mineral Firm Acquisitions, 1895-1985108
5.1 The Worsening Distribution of Income218
Tables
3.1 Changes in Distribution of Income between Corporate Profits and Interest, and Manufacturing Profits, 1929-89109
3.2 Twenty-five Largest Nonbank Mergers by Current Dollar Value, 1979-87111
4.1 Prosperity and Depression, Expansion and Contraction, 1800-1992145
4.2 Selected Categories of Gross National Product or Expenditure160
5.1 Distribution of Families and Incomes by Income for 1929, 1947, and 1962 (1962 dollars)214
5.2 Family Personal Income Received by Each Fifth and Top Five Percent of Families and Unattached Individuals for 1929, 1947, and 1962214
5.3 Changes in Living Standards in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1973-84 (1984 dollars)215
5.4 Average Income of the Top 5 Percent Compared with the Bottom 80 Percent for 1947-89 (1989 dollars)216
5.5 Before-tax Income Shares217
5.6 Shares of Family Income Going to Various Fifths and to Top 5 Percent219
5.7 Income Growth among Top Fifth and by Fifth, 1977-90 (1990 dollars)220
5.8 Percent Distribution of Wealth and Income, 1983223
5.9 Median Earnings of Full-time Male and Female Workers
Median Weekly Earnings of Full-time Men and Women
Workers, 15 Years Old and Over by Occupation ,
March 1981 ,
Ratio of Nonwhite to White Median Income ,
United States, Selected Years251

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Figures and Tables xi
  • Preface xiii
  • Notes xxv
  • Acknowledgments xxvii
  • 1 - Economics and Economies, Past and Present 1
  • Reading Suggestions 39
  • 2 - Capitalism 55
  • A Summing Up 79
  • Notes 81
  • 3 - Business as a System of Power 93
  • Reading Suggestion 123
  • 4 - Growth and Development, Prosperity and Depression 137
  • Reading Suggestions 187
  • 5 - Income, Wealth, and Power 209
  • Reading Suggestions 252
  • 6 - Nature and Nurture; Country and City; Waste and Destruction 269
  • Reading Suggestions 321
  • 7 - World Economy and Imperialism 337
  • Reading Suggestions 400
  • Notes 404
  • 8 - The State 419
  • Reading Suggestions 472
  • 9 - Needs and Possibilities 493
  • Reading Suggestion 530
  • Name Index 543
  • Subject Index 549
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