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recent books on economics
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classic books on economics
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other media
             cute but evil robber baron, dancing              several quotations


books about capitalism
'Das Kapital'
from 1900
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other media

“Capitalism is the creation of jobs and products and services.”
G.E. Nordell

WMail ezine Issue #40: "Paleo-Capitalism" [Feb 2004] essay by G.E. Nordell

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“I believe totally in a Capitalist System, I only wish that someone would try it.”
Frank Lloyd Wright [1867-1959]

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“These capitalists generally act harmoniously and in concert, to fleece the people.”
Abraham Lincoln [1809-65]

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Fascism is capitalism in decay.” — Vladimir Ilyich Lenin [1870-1924]

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“Capitalism is the legitimate racket of the ruling class.” — gangster Al Capone [1899-1947]

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L i n k s
Natural Capitalism
Fixing Capitalism: Prosperity, Liberty For All
National Association of Securities Professionals [est. 1985]
National Association of Securities Professionals - New York Chapter
The Museum of Capitalism [opened 6/2017] in Oakland, California  6/2017

Investopedia [dot] com: your guide to investing & personal finance

'Working Minds' philosophy website
Francisco's 'Money' speech from Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged"

Working Minds Essay #78: "The Robber Barons"
WMail ezine Essay #40: "Paleo-Capitalism"
WMail ezine Essay #23: "The Class System In America"
WMail ezine Essay #18: "The Stock Market Casino"

Maison d'Être Philosophy Bookstore's Wall Street Page
{ the Capitalism and Wall Street pages were combined until mid-2015, when it grew overlarge and they were split }

Maison d'Être Philosophy Bookstore's Economics Film Festival Page

Maison d'Être Philosophy Bookstore's U.S. Federal Reserve Page

'G.O.P. 2008 Economic Meltdown' Page at Spirit of America Bookstore

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Books  About  Capitalism

“The word 'capitalism' does not appear at all in Adam Smith's 1776 ground-breaking
900-page Wealth of Nations.” — Natylie Baldwin

Recent  Additions

Capitalism's Crisis / the Global Economic Meltdown book by Richard D. Wolff  "Capitalism's Crisis Deepens: Essays On The Global Economic Meltdown [2016]
by Richard D. Wolff

Kindle Edition from Haymarket Books [5/2016] for $9.99
Haymarket Books 8¼x5½ pb [5/2016] for $12.88

Spirit of America's 'G.O.P. Economic Meltdown' Page

Pope Francis & the Caring Society book edited by Robert M. Whaples  "Pope Francis and The Caring Society" [2017]
Edited by Robert M. Whaples, Foreword by Michael Novak

're-examines the merits of free markets [and capitalism] in the light of
Pope Francis's views about the economy, charity, and the environment'

Kindle Edition from Independent Institute [9/2017] for $16.99
Independent Institute 9x6 hardcover [9/2017] for $20.11
Mythology of Work book by Peter Fleming  "The Mythology of Work: How Capitalism Persists Despite Itself" [2015]
by Peter Fleming

Kindle Edition from Pluto Press [6/2015] for $18.98
Pluto Press 8½x5¼ pb [6/2015] for $16.11
Pluto Press 8½x5¼ hardcover [6/2015] for $100.00
The End of Capitalism book by J.K. Gibson-Graham  "The End of Capitalism (As We Knew It): A Feminist Critique of Political Economy" [1996] 'essential text' by J.K. Gibson-Graham
Kindle Edition from Univ Minnesota Press [2006 edition] for $14.75
Univ Minnesota Press 9x6 pb [3/2006] for $20.00
Univ Minnesota Press 9x6 pb [3/2006] out of print/many used
Wiley-Blackwell 9½x6½ hardcover [9/96] out of print/used
Conceptualizing Capitalism book by Geoffrey M. Hodgson  "Conceptualizing Capitalism: Institutions, Evolution, Future" [2015]
'essential text' by Geoffrey M. Hodgson

Kindle Edition from Univ Chicago Press [9/2015] for $9.99
Univ Chicago Press 9x6 pb [9/2016] for $18.00
Univ Chicago Press 9x6 hardcover [9/2015] for $27.50
Climate Capitalism book by L. Hunter Lovins & Boyd Cohen  "Climate Capitalism: Capitalism In The Age of Climate Change" [2011]
by L. Hunter Lovins & Boyd Cohen

Kindle Edition from Hill & Wang/Macmillan [4/2011] for $7.99
Hill & Wang 9¼x6½ hardcover [4/2011] out of print/60+ used
New Capitalist Manifesto book by Umair Haque   "The New Capitalist Manifesto: Building A Disruptively Better Business" [2011]
by Umair Haque, Foreword by Gary Hamel

Kindle Edition from Harvard Business Review Press [1/2011] for $14.55
Harvard Business Review Press 8½x6 hardcover [1/2011] for $20.48
Harvard Business Review Press 8½x6 hardcover [1/2011] out of print/many used
author's official website & blog
Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism book by David Harvey  "Seventeen Contradictions and The End of Capitalism" [2014]
'essential text' by David Harvey

Kindle Edition from Oxford Univ Press [4/2014] for $7.79
Oxford Univ Press 8½x5½ pb [4/2015] for $14.19
Oxford Univ Press 8½x5¾ hardcover [4/2014] for $19.05
Cornered / Monopoly Capitalism book by Barry C. Lynn  "Cornered: The New Monopoly Capitalism and The Economics of Destruction"
[2010] by Barry C. Lynn
(of the New America Foundation [est. 1999])
"Brilliantly argued and meticulously reported, Cornered has changed my view of what's gone wrong with American capitalism." — Barbara Ehrenreich
Kindle Edition from Wiley [1/2010] for $10.49
John Wiley & Sons 8¾x6 pb [12/2011] for $13.79
John Wiley & Sons 9½x6½ hardcover [1/2010] for $25.60
John Wiley & Sons hardcover [1/2010] out of print/many used
see also Working Minds / Things To Worry About / Business & Economic Monopolies Page

The Money Men book by H.W. Brands  "The Money Men: Capitalism, Democracy, and The Hundred Years' War Over The American Dollar" [2006] by H.W. Brands
featuring five key players in American financial history: Alexander Hamilton; Nicholas Biddle (versus President Andrew Jackson); Jay Cooke; Jay Gould; and J.P. Morgan
Kindle Edition from W.W. Norton [11/2010] for $9.07
W.W. Norton 8x5½ pb [10/2007] for $9.55
W.W. Norton 8¼x5¾ hardcover [10/2006] out of print/50+ used
Incorporation of America / the Gilded Age book by Alan Trachtenberg  
"The Incorporation of America: Culture and Society In The Gilded Age"
[orig 1982; rev 2007] by Alan Trachtenberg

Hill & Wang Publng 25th Anniv Edition 8¼x5½ pb [2/2007] for $17.00
Hill & Wang Publng 8x5¼ hardcover [3/82] out of print/used
American Colossus, Triumph of Capitalism 1865-1900 book by H.W. Brands  "American Colossus: The Triumph of Capitalism, 1865-1900" [2010]
by H.W. Brands

Kindle Edition from Anchor/Random House [10/2010] for $13.04
Anchor Books 8x5¼ pb [10/2011] for $13.73
Doubleday 9½x6½ hardcover [10/2010] out of print/60+ used
The Reckless Decade / America in the 1890s book by H.W. Brands  "The Reckless Decade: America In The 1890s" [1995]
by H.W. Brands

Univ Chicago Press 9x6 pb [3/2002] for $13.34
St. Martins Press 9¾x6¾ hardcover [12/95] out of print/used
Global Capitalism and the Crisis of Humanity book by William I. Robinson  "Global Capitalism and The Crisis of Humanity" [2014]
by William I. Robinson

Kindle Edition from Cambridge Univ Press [8/2014] for $16.98
Cambridge Univ Press 9x6 pb [7/2014] for $26.69
Cambridge Univ Press 9x6 hardcover [7/2014] for $69.94 {sic}

"Capital (Das Kapital)" [1867 & 1885 & 1894]
by Karl Heinrich Marx [1818-83] & Friedrich Engels [1820-95]
book entry at Wikipedia
Das Kapital book by Marx & Engels  
1886 edition, Foreword by Friedrich Engels
Kindle Edition from Wallachia Publrs [11/2015] for 99¢ {sic}
CreateSpace 9x6 pb [11/2014] for $14.99
Das Kapital book by Marx & Engels edited by Serge Levinsky  2007 Collector's Edition, Edited & Introduction by Serge Levinsky
Synergy International 9x6 hardcover [9/2007] for $41.75
Das Kapital book translated by Samuel Moore  Translation by Samuel Moore [2011]
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [5/2016] for $1.50 {sic}
CreateSpace 10x7 pb [3/2011] for $9.95
Understanding Marx's Capital book by Duncan K. Foley  "Understanding Capital: Marx's Economic Theory" [1986]
by Duncan K. Foley

'a brilliantly lucid introduction to Marxist economic theory',
covering every subject of Marx's three volumes

Harvard Univ Press 9x6 pb [11/86] for $30.08
Harvard Univ Press 9x6 pb [11/86] out of print/40+ used
Marx's Capital Illustrated book by David N. Smith & Phil Evans  "Marx's Capital Illustrated" [2014]
by David N. Smith, Illustrated by Phil Evans

A visual treatment of Marx's theories, plus their historic impact all the way to today's globalized economies.
Haymarket Books 8¼x5¼ pb [7/2014] for $14.04

The Servile State book by Hilaire Belloc  "The Servile State" [1912] by Hilaire Belloc
This book makes the case for the natural instability of pure Capitalism. Belloc argues that attempts to reform Capitalism lead to an economy where state regulation has emasculated it, removing its essential freedom – the effects of Socialist doctrine on Capitalist society produces a third thing different from either of its two begetters, an endpoint that Belloc calls 'The Servile State'.
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [11/2008] for 99¢ {sic}
CreateSpace 9x6 pb [11/2008] for $7.95
Cosimo Classics 8½x5½ hardcover [11/2007] for $22.95
book entry at Wikipedia • available as free online etext at Internet Archive

Accumulation of Capital book by Rosa Luxemburg  
"The Accumulation of Capital" [1913 classic]
by revolutionary socialist Rosa Luxemburg [1871-1919]

Routledge 7¾x5 pb [4/2003] for $15.80
book entry at Wikipedia
Folklore of Capitalism book by Thurman W. Arnold  "The Folklore of Capitalism" [1937 classic]
by Thurman W. Arnold

Beard Group 8x5 pb [12/2000] for $34.95
Greenwood hardcover [6/80] out of print/used
Capitalism, Socialism & Democracy book by Joseph A. Schumpeter  "Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy" [1942 classic]
by Joseph A. Schumpeter [1883-1950]

Harper Perennial 7¾x5¼ pb [11/2008] for $10.87
Harper Perennial 3rd edition pb [12/62] out of print/many used
Peter Smith Publng 8x5½ hardcover [6/84] out of print/used
author entry at Wikipedia
American Capitalism book by John Kenneth Galbraith  "American Capitalism: The Concept of Countervailing Power" [1952 classic]
by John Kenneth Galbraith [1908-2006]

Transaction Publrs 9x6 pb [1/93] for $24.95
M.E. Sharpe hardcover [1/80] out of print/used
Capitalist Manifesto book by Louis O. Kelso & Mortimer J. Adler  "The Capitalist Manifesto" [1958]
by Louis O. Kelso & Mortimer J. Adler

Literary Licensing, LLC 9x6 pb [10/2011] for $30.56
Literary Licensing, LLC 9x6 hardcover [6/2011] for $44.06
Random House 8½x5¾ hardcover [1958] out of print/used
The New Capitalists book by Louis O. Kelso & Mortimer J. Adler  "The New Capitalists: A Proposal To Free Economic Growth From The Slavery of Savings" [1961] by Louis O. Kelso & Mortimer J. Adler
Random House 9x6½ hardcover [1961] out of print/used
Capitalism & Freedom book by Milton Friedman  "Capitalism and Freedom" [1962 classic] by Milton Friedman
Univ of Chicago Press 8x5¼ pb [6/72] for $12.00
Univ of Chicago Press pb [11/2002] for $13.00
Univ of Chicago Press hardcover [11/2002] for $40.00
Blackstone UNABR audio [12/93] 5 tapes for $39.95
online text of Preface (1982)
Limits of American Capitalism book by Robert L. Heilbroner  
"The Limits of American Capitalism" [1966]
by Robert L. Heilbroner [1919-2005]

Torchbooks 7¾x5 pb [6/67] out of print/used
Harper & Row hardcover [1966] out of print/used
Capitalism The Unknown Ideal classic book by Ayn Rand  "Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal" [1967 classic] by Ayn Rand [1905-82]
N.A.L. pb [8/84] for $6.39
Blackstone UNABR audio [11/2000] for $69.95
Blackstone audio CD [11/2000] for $96.00
Can Capitalism Survive? The Future of The Global Economy book by Joseph A. Schumpeter  "Can Capitalism Survive?: Creative Destruction & The Future of The Global Economy" [orig 1978] by Joseph A. Schumpeter
Harper Perennial mass pb [9/2009] for $8.00
Capitalism For Beginners book by Robert Lekachman  "Capitalism For Beginners: A Pantheon Documentary Comic Book" [1981]
by Robert Lekachman; illustrated by Borin Van Loon

Knopf pb [5/81] out of print/used
1790s Capitalism and a New Social Order book Joyce Appleby  "Capitalism and A New Social Order: The Republican Vision of The 1790s" [1984] by Joyce Appleby - speech delivered at the Anson G. Phelps Lectureship on Early American History at New York University
New York Univ Press 8¾x5¾ pb [8/94] for $16.92
New York Univ Press hardcover [1984] out of print/used
Nature & Logic of Capitalism book by Robert L. Heilbroner  "The Nature and Logic of Capitalism" [1985]
by Robert L. Heilbroner [1919-2005]

W.W. Norton mass pb [9/86] for $10.20
W.W. Norton 8½x5¾ hardcover [9/85] out of print/used
Capitalism & Individualism book by Tibor R. Machan  "Capitalism and Individualism: Reframing The Argument For A Free Society"
[1990] by Tibor R. Machan

L.L. Christenson Publng 9x6 pb [6/2002] out of print/used
Palgrave Macmillan 9¼x6 hardcover [8/90] out of print/used
21st Century Capitalism book by Robert L. Heilbroner  "21st Century Capitalism" [1993]
by Robert L. Heilbroner [1919-2005]

W.W. Norton pb [8/94] for $9.71
W.W. Norton 8½x5¾ hardcover [9/93] out of print/used
Capitalism Treatise book by George Reisman  "Capitalism: A Treatise On Economics" [1996]
by George Reisman

Jameson Books big 11½x8¾ hardcover [11/96] for $95.00
Transformation of Capitalist Society by Zellig S. Harris   "The Transformation of Capitalist Society" [1997]
by Zellig S. Harris [1909-1992]

Rowman & Littlefield 9¼x6¼ pb [1/97] for $29.95
Rowman & Littlefield 9½x6¼ hardcover [1/97] for $96.00
Creating Modern Capitalism book by Thomas K. McCraw  "Creating Modern Capitalism: How Entrepreneurs, Companies, and Countries Triumphed In Three Industrial Revolutions" [1998] by Thomas K. McCraw
Harvard Univ Press 9x7 pb [1/98] for $35.09
Harvard Univ Press 9¼x7¼ hardcover [11/99] out of print/used
Capitalism's World Disorder book by Jack Barnes  "Capitalism's World Disorder: Working Class Politics At The Millennium" [1999]
by Jack Barnes

Pathfinder Press 8¼x5¼ pb [3/99] for $24.00
Pathfinder Press 8¾x5¾ hardcover [3/99] for $65.00
Natural Capitalism / Next Industrial Revolution book by Paul Hawken, Amory B. Lovins & L. Hunter Lovins  "Natural Capitalism: Creating The Next Industrial Revolution" [1999 bestseller]
by Paul Hawken, Amory B. Lovins & L. Hunter Lovins
official website
Kindle Edition from Little, Brown/Hachette [2007 edition] for $12.99
Back Bay Books /US Green Building Council 9¼x6 pb [10/2000] for $16.36
Earthscan Ltd 8½x5½ pb [4/2010] for $24.95
Earthscan Ltd 9¼x6¼ hardcover [9/99] out of print/used
Little, Brown & Co. 9½x6½ hardcover [9/99] out of print/used
2001 E.F. Schumacher Lecture by Amory Lovins on 'Natural Capitalism'
43-page Kindle Edition from Schumacher Center [2001 edition] for 99¢
Capitalism Critical History book by Douglas Dowd  
"Capitalism And Its Economics: A Critical History" [2000]
by Douglas Dowd

Pluto Press 9x6 pb [9/2004] for $27.95
Pluto Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [9/2004] for $85.00
Loving Life, The Morality of Self-Interest book by Craig Biddle  "Loving Life: The Morality of Self-Interest And The Facts That Support It"
[2002] by Craig Biddle

A lucid and elegant discussion of the principles, values, and virtues that are essen-tial to human life and happiness, defining and defending the social & political conditions required for people to live together as civilized beings. His conclusion: the essence of moral virtue defines laissez-faire capitalism as the only moral social system.
Kindle Edition from Glen Allen Press [2002 edition] for $9.95
Glen Allen Press 8½x5½ pb [2002] for $12.95
author's official website

Organizing America book by Charles Perrow  "Organizing America: Wealth, Power & The Origins of Corporate Capitalism"
[2002] by Charles Perrow

Princeton Univ Press 8¾x6 pb [3/2005] for $12.89
Princeton Univ Press 9½x6½ hardcover [5/2002] for $52.50
Silent Takeover book by Noreena Hertz  "The Silent Takeover: Global Capitalism & The Death of Democracy" [2002]
by Noreena Hertz

"One of the best books of the year." — The Sunday Times of London
HarperBusiness pb [9/2003] for $9.93
Free Press 9½x6¼ hardcover [6/2002] out of print/many used
After Capitalism book by David Schweickart  "After Capitalism" [2002] by David Schweickart
revised version of "Against Capitalism" [1993]
Rowman & Littlefield 9x6 pb [6/2002] for $23.95
Rowman & Littlefield 9¼x6 hardcover [6/2002] for $96.75 [sic]
author's Loyola University Chicago faculty homepage
Fixing Capitalism book by Jonathan Carr  "Fixing Capitalism: Toward The Next Step In The Evolution of Economics"
[2002] by Jonathan Carr 2nd Edition 9x6 pb [3/2011] for $17.96
Xlibris 8½x5½ pb [12/2002] for $17.15
Xlibris 8½x5½ hardcover [12/2002] out of [print/used
official book site
Democracy vs. Capitalism book by William H. Boyer  "Myth America: Democracy vs. Capitalism" [2003]
by William H. Boyer

Apex Press 9¼x6 pb [6/2003] for $19.95
Apex Press 9x6 hardcover [6/2003] for $36.94
Soul of Capitalism book by William Greider  "The Soul of Capitalism: Opening Paths To A Moral Economy" [2003]
by William Greider

S&S hardcover [9/2003] for $19.60
author website & blog
Capitalism Very Short Introduction book by James Fulcher  "Capitalism: A Very Short Introduction" [2004]
by James Fulcher

Oxford Univ Press mass pb [7/2004] for $9.56
Rescuing Capitalism from Corporatism book by John David Rose  "Rescuing Capitalism From Corporatism: Greed & The American Corporate Culture" [2005] by John David Rose
AuthorHouse 9x5¾ pb [1/2005] for $19.45
Capitalism At The Crossroads book by Stuart L. Hart  "Capitalism At The Crossroads: Aligning Business, Earth & Humanity" [2005]
by Stuart L. Hart, Foreword by Al Gore, Jr.

Wharton School Publng 2nd Edition 9x6 pb [7/2007] for $10.79
Wharton School Publng 9x6¼ hardcover [2/2005] for $21.77
Economic Sociology of Capitalism book edited by Victor Nee & Richard Swedberg  "The Economic Sociology of Capitalism" [2005]
Edited by Victor Nee & Richard Swedberg

Princeton Univ Press 9x6 pb [7/2005] for $17.79
Princeton Univ Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [7/2005] for $65.00
Capitalist Manifesto book by Andrew Bernstein  "The Capitalist Manifesto: The Historic, Economic & Philosophic Case For Laissez-Faire" [2005] by Andrew Bernstein
Univ Press of America 9x6½ pb [9/2005] for $40.37
author's website
Capitalism As If the World Matters book by Jonathon Porritt  "Capitalism: As If The World Matters" [2005] by Jonathon Porritt
Earthscan Publns revised edition 9½x6¼ pb [9/2007] for $24.95
Earthscan Publns 9¼x6¼ hardcover [12/2005] for $22.76
publisher bookpage (revised edition paperback)
Global Capitalism book by Jeffry A. Frieden  "Global Capitalism: Its Fall and Rise In The Twentieth Century" [2006]
by Jeffry A. Frieden

W.W. Norton & Co. 8¼x5½ pb [4/2007] for $13.29
W.W. Norton & Co. 9¼x6¼ hardcover [1/2006] out of print/many used
Culture of the New Capitalism book by Richard Sennett  "The Culture of The New Capitalism" [2006]
by Prof. Richard Sennett

Yale Univ Press 8¼x5½ pb [1/2007] for $9.00
Yale Univ Press 8¼x5¾ hardcover [1/2006] for $28.80
New Spirit of Capitalism book by Luc Boltanski & Eve Chiapello  "The New Spirit of Capitalism" [2006]
by Luc Boltanski & Eve Chiapello, Translated by Gregory Elliott

Written in French, published in France by Gallimard in 1999; serious 'Frenchy' academic sociological text that seeks to lay the basis for a revival of two complementary critiques: the 'artistic critique' attacking the alienation of everyday life by capitalism and bureaucracy, and the 'social critique' that was disarmed by the appearance of neocapitalism and remained fixated on the old schemas of hierarchical production.
Verso 9¼x6¼ pb [9/2007] for $33.96
Verso 9¼x6½ hardcover [2/2006] out of print/used
Profit With Honor book by Daniel Yankelovich  
"Profit With Honor: The New Stage of Market Capitalism" [2006]
by Daniel Yankelovich

Yale Univ Press hardcover [5/2006] for $15.60
Railroading Economics / Free Market Mythology book by Michael Perelman  
"Railroading Economics: The Creation of The Free Market Mythology" [2006]
by Michael Perelman

Monthly Review Press 9x6 pb [6/2006] for $18.28
Monthly Review Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [6/2006] for $71.25
Capitalism 3.0 book by Peter Barnes  "Capitalism 3.0: A Guide To Reclaiming The Commons" [2006]
by Peter Barnes

Berrett-Koehler hardcover [9/2006] for $15.61
publisher bookpage
Transcending Capitalism book by Howard Brick  "Transcending Capitalism: Visions of A New Society In Modern American Thought" [2006] by Howard Brick
Cornell Univ Press 9¼x6½ hardcover [11/2006] for $44.60
Radicals For Capitalism book by Brian Doherty  "Radicals For Capitalism: A Freewheeling History of The Modern American Libertarian Movement" [2007] by Brian Doherty
Kindle Edition from PublicAffairs/Hachette [4/2009] for $12.99
PublicAffairs 9¼x6 pb [5/2008] for $15.05
PublicAffairs 9½x6½ hardcover [2/2007] out of print/70+ used
The Politically Incorrect Guide to Capitalism propaganda by dunderhead Robert P. Murphy  "The Politically Incorrect Guide To Capitalism" [4/2007]
by Robert P. Murphy, PhD

More accurate title for this series is 'Incorrect Guide'; contains right-wing propaganda
with no relation to reality – you should not buy or read this garbage.
Thorstein Veblen & Free Market Capitalism book edited  by Janet Knoedler, Robert Prasch & Dell Champlin  "Thorstein Veblen and The Revival of Free Market Capitalism" [2007]
Edited by Janet T. Knoedler, Robert E. Prasch & Dell P. Champlin

The authors have chosen contributors that support the {FALSE!} premise that laissez faire economics is now 'restored' as "the governing principle of contemporary economic ideology and policy-making" — while the Oligarchs are indeed winning the Class War, there is no economy on the planet where laissez faire capitalism is being practiced!
Edward Elgar Publng 9¼x6 hardcover [9/2007] for $120.65 {sic}
see also Maison d'Être Philosophy Bookstore's Thorstein B. Veblen [1857-1929] Page

Supercapitalism / Transformation book by Robert B. Reich  "Supercapitalism: The Transformation of Business, Democracy & Everyday Life"
[2007] by Robert B. Reich

"a grand debunking of the conventional wisdom . . . the main thrust of Reich's argument is right on" — Prof. Robert H. Frank, Cornell University
Vintage 8x5¼ pb [9/2009] for $10.85
Knopf 9¼x6½ hardcover [9/2007] out of print/many, many used
author's books page
Bad Samaritans book by Ha-Joon Chang  
"Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade & The Secret History of Capitalism"
[2007] by Ha-Joon Chang

Bloomsbury Press pb [12/2008] for $11.56
Bloomsbury Press 9½x6 hardcover [12/2007] for $17.79
Beyond Capitalism & Socialism book edited by Tobias J. Lanz  "Beyond Capitalism & Socialism: A New Statement of An Old Ideal" [2008]
Edited by Tobias J. Lanz, Preface by John Sharpe, Foreword by Kirkpatrick Sale

Anthology of essays describing 'distributism' which holds that political, economic & social liberties are restricted under both socialism & capitalism and that society exists for man, not the other way around.
Kindle Edition from I.H.S. Press [2008 edition] for $10.49
I.H.S. Press 9x6¼ hardcover [3/2008] for $18.05
Capitalism at Work / Business, Government & Energy book by Robert L. Bradley, Jr.  "Capitalism At Work: Business, Government, and Energy" [2008]
by Robert L. Bradley, Jr.

The blame for the Enron collapse rests squarely with political capitalism - a system in which business interests routinely obtain and employ government intervention for their own interests at the expense of consumers, taxpayers, and competitors.
Kindle Edition from M & M Scrivener Press [10/2008] for $27.70
M & M Scrivener Press 9½x6¼ hardcover [10/2008] for $29.16
Pseudo-Capitalism, Socialism For The Rich book by Stephen Bindman  
"Pseudo-Capitalism: Socialism For The Rich"[2008]
by Stephen Bindman

Xlibris 8¾x6 pb [10/2008] for $19.98
Xlibris hardcover [10/2008] for $29.99
Capitalism Hits the Fan, Global Economic Meltdown book by Richard Wolff  "Capitalism Hits The Fan: The Global Economic Meltdown and What To Do About It" [2009] by Prof. Richard D. Wolff of UMass
Olive Branch Press 9x6 pb [10/2009] for $12.24
Richard Wolff 'Capitalism Hits The Fan' lecture on DVD [2009]
Media Education Foundation hour-long color DVD [3/2009] for $17.99
author's official website
The Invisible Hook: The Hidden Economics of Pirates book by Peter T. Leeson  "The Invisible Hook: The Hidden Economics of Pirates" [2009]
by Peter T. Leeson

Princeton Univ Press 8½x5½ hardcover [4/2009] for $16.47
Saving Capitalism from Wall Street & Washington by Nicole Gelinas  "After The Fall: Saving Capitalism From Wall Street and Washington" [2009]
by Nicole Gelinas

Encounter Books 9½x6½ hardcover [11/2009] for $16.29
How Capitalism Will Save Us tripe by Steve Forbes & Elizabeth Ames  "How Capitalism Will Save Us: Why Free People & Free Markets Are The Best Answer In Today's Economy" [11/2009] by Steve Forbes & Elizabeth Ames
Completely wrong-headed propaganda for deregulation of everything: 'free market' robber barons will clean up the catastrophic mess that the 'free market' robber barons made!
Capitalism, Unjust, Unstable & Unsustainable book by Ben Battersby  "Capitalism: Unjust, Unstable and Unsustainable - Henry George &
Jean-Baptiste Say Revisited" [2009] by Ben Battersby

iUniverse 9x6 pb [11/2009] for $15.95
iUniverse 9¼x6¼ hardcover [11/2009] for $25.95
Relentless Revolution, History of Capitalism book by Joyce Appleby  "Relentless Revolution: A History of Capitalism" [2010]
by Joyce Appleby

Kindle Edition from W.W. Norton & Co. [1/2010] for $16.47
W.W. Norton & Co. 8¼x5½ pb [3/2011] for $11.96
W.W. Norton & Co. 9x6½ hardcover [1/2010] for $19.77
The Road From Ruin / How To Revive Capitalism book by Matthew Bishop & Michael Green  "The Road From Ruin: How To Revive Capitalism and Put America Back On Top" [2010] by Matthew Bishop & Michael Green
Crown Business 9¼x6½ hardcover [1/2010] for $17.82
Enigma of Capitalism book by David Harvey  "The Enigma of Capital and The Crises of Capitalism" [2010]
by David Harvey

Oxford Univ Press 9½x6½ hardcover [9/2010] for $16.26
Profile Books, Ltd. 8½x5½ hardcover [4/2010] out of print/used
Free Market Capitalism Survival Guide book by Jerry Bowyer  "The Free Market Capitalist's Survival Guide: How To Invest and Thrive In An Era of Rampant Socialism" [1/2011] by TV news hack Jerry Bowyer
What to do if you believe the fallacy that President Obama is a socialist. (Since that is not true, the book is worthless!) — DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK !
23 Things About Capitalism book by Ha-Joon Chang  "23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism" [2011]
by Ha-Joon Chang

Kindle Edition from Bloomsbury Press [1/2011] for $9.20
Bloomsbury Press 8¼x5½ pb [1/2012] for $10.20
Bloomsbury Press 8¼x5¾ hardcover [1/2011] for $14.47
New Capitalist Manifesto book by Umair Haque  "The New Capitalist Manifesto: Building A Disruptively Better Business" [2011]
by Umair Haque

Harvard Business Press 8¼x5½ hardcover [1/2011] for $17.79
Getting Past Capitalism book by Cynthia Kaufman  "Getting Past Capitalism: History, Vision, Hope" [2012]
by Cynthia Kaufman

Kindle Edition from Lexington Books [1/2013] for $25.10 {sic}
Lexington Books 9x6 pb [12/2013] for $26.42
Lexington Books 9x6¼ hardcover [8/2012] for $52.15
Capitalist Manifesto book by Gary Wolfram  "A Capitalist Manifesto: Understanding The Market Economy and Defending Liberty" [2012] by Gary Wolfram
Amazon reviewers describe this as a clearly-written book by a libertarian who strongly admires (and cites) Ludwig von Mises
Kindle Edition from Dunlap Goddard [8/2013] 2nd edition for $9.99
Dunlap Goddard 2nd edition 9x6 pb [8/2013] for $12.62
Dunlap Goddard 9x6 pb [11/2012] out of print/used
The Great Deformation of Capitalism in America book by David Stockman  "The Great Deformation: The Corruption of Capitalism In America"
[2013 N.Y. Times bestseller] by David Stockman

Stockman is mostly wrong here, but his viewpoints are always interesting; his list of bad guys includes Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, George W. Bush, Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan, Richard M. Nixon, Barack Obama, and Franklin Roosevelt; Stockman's list of 'champions' of balanced budgets and financial market discipline includes Sheila Bair, Bill Clinton, Dwight Eisenhower, Carter Glass, Bill Simon, Harry Truman, and Fed Chairman Paul Volcker
Kindle Edition from PublicAffairs [4/2013] for $14.99
PublicAffairs 9¼x6 hardcover [4/2013] for $25.47

Capitalist Globalization book by Martin Hart-Landsberg  "Capitalist Globalization: Consequences, Resistance, and Alternatives" [2013]
by Martin Hart-Landsberg

Kindle Edition from Monthly Review Press [6/2013] for $9.99
Monthly Review Press 8¼x5½ pb [6/2013] for $20.00
Monthly Review Press 8¼x5½ hardcover [6/2013] for $79.00
Fascism versus Capitalism book by Lew Rockwell  "Fascism versus Capitalism" [2013] by Llewellyn H. 'Lew' Rockwell, Jr.
Book included here as a warning: anarcho-libertarian Rockwell says that free-marlet capitalism is the antidote to fascism, then cites anarcho-capitalist economist Murray Rothbard [1926-95] and fascist Republican politician Ron Paul as heroes.
Kindle Edition from Ludwig von Mises Institute [11/2013] for $4.58
Ludwig von Mises Institute 9x6 pb [11/2013] for $12.48
Capital in the Twenty-First Century book by Thomas Piketty  "Capital In The Twenty-First Century" [2014]
by Thomas Piketty (of France), Translation by Arthur Goldhammer

Kindle Edition from Harvard Univ Press [3/2014] for $22.99 {sic}
Belknap Press 9½x6½ hardcover [3/2014] for $27.48
Capitalism, A Ghost Story book by Arundhati Roy  "Capitalism: A Ghost Story" [2014] by Arundhati Roy
Ms. Roy's book examines the dark side of democracy and economics in contemporary India, and shows how the demands of globalized capitalism have subjugated billions of people to the worst forms of racism and exploitation.
Kindle Edition from Haymarket Books [5/2014] for $9.99
Haymarket Books 7½x5¼ pb [5/2014] for $12.16
American Capitalism Reader textbook by Louis Hyman & Edward E. Baptist  "American Capitalism: A Reader" [2014] by Louis Hyman & Edward E. Baptist
Written by two professors at Cornell University as the official textbook for their MOOC (massive open online course) course at CornellX and at EdX
Kindle Edition from Simon & Schuster Digital Sales [9/2014] for $9.99
Simon & Schuster 8½x5½ pb [5/2017] for $13.39
History of the World In Seven Cheap Things book by Raj Patel & Jason W. Moore   "A History of The World In Seven Cheap Things: A Guide To Capitalism, Nature, and The Future of The Planet" [2017] by Raj Patel & Jason W. Moore
Kindle Edition from Univ California Press [10/2017] for $9.48
Univ California Press8¼x5½ pb [DUE August 2018] pre-order for $17.23
Univ California Press 8¼x5½ hardcover [10/2017] for $18.68
watch full 11/2017 lecture at Rainier Arts Center, Seattle [1:16:22] online at YouTube

Fiction  On  The  Subject

The Octopus novel by Frank Norris  "The Octopus: A Story of California" [1901 novel] by Frank Norris [1870-1902]
The classic historical novel of the decade-long ruthless & bloody battle between the railroad monopoly and the outmatched farmers of California.
Dover 5¼x8 pb [12/2003] for $8.95
Penguin 7¾x5 pb [8/94] for $14.95
Penguin 7¾x5 pb [10/86] out of print/used
Indypublish 6x9 hardcover [9/2002] for $22.99
Bentley hardcover [6/71] out of print/used

The Pit novel by Frank Norris  "The Pit: A Story of Chicago" [1903] by Frank Norris [1870-1902]
Love vs. speculation on the Chicago commodities market; " topical as the internet bubble"; "... shows that greed has always been the driving force in our American economy."
Kessinger 9x6 pb [6/2004] for $31.95
Penguin 7¾x5 pb [8/94] out of print/many used
North Books 8x5½ hardcover [1/2003] for $26.99
Robert Bentley 8½x6 hardcover [6/71] out of print/used

The Money Changers 1908 novel by Upton Sinclair  "The Money Changers" [1908] by Upton Sinclair [1878-1968]
A novel about the Wall Street Panic of 1907, a financial disaster brought on deliberately by powerful banking barons intent upon the ruin of their rivals.
Kindle Edition from Public Domain Books [6/2004 edition] for FREE!
Dodo Press 8¾x5¾ pb [10/2007] for $1.50 {sic}
Aegypan 9x6 hardcover [9/2006] for $24.95
The Financier novel by Theodore Dreiser  "The Financier" [1912 novel] by Theodore Dreiser [1871-1945]
The first of a trilogy about ambitious Frank Cowperwood (based on the flamboyant life of C.T. Yerkes). His fortunes rise and fall in Philadelphia society, from the U.S. Civil War to the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, when his stock empire falls apart due to shady dealings and romantic scandal; he serves time in prison, and heads for Chicago to play the grain market.
Plume 8x5¼ pb [11/67] for $12.48
The Titan novel by Theodore Dreiser  "The Titan" [1914 sequel to "The Financier"] by Theodore Dreiser
Frank Cowperwood enters the financial world of Chicago with letters of introduction that fail to mention his criminal past.
BiblioBazaar 8x5 pb [3/2007] for $18.99
hardcover [12/2007] for $27.50
"The Stoic" [1947 posthumous sequel to "The Titan"] by Dreiser
Signet pb [11/81] out of print/rare
enhanced modern cover for Impromptu In Moribundia novel by Patrick Hamilton  
"Impromptu In Moribundia" [1939] by Patrick Hamilton [1904-62]
described as a 'satirical attack on capitalist culture'
Trent Editions 8x5¾ pb [4/99] out of print/scarce
Constable & Co. U.K. hardcover [1939] long out of print/scarce
Mouse On Wall Street novel by Leonard Wibberley  "The Mouse On Wall Street: Another Mad Irresistible Story About The Little Duchy That Shook Mighty America With Laughter!" [1969]
by Leonard Wibberley [1915-83]

After the success of their invasion of the United States, the Duchy of Grand Fenwick is awash with money. Too much money causes inflation, so the ministers decide to lose money on the New York stock market . . .
Bantam mass pb [1/71] out of print/scarce
Wm. Morrow hardcover [9/69] out of print/used

Conspiracy of Paper novel by David Liss  "A Conspiracy of Paper: A Novel" [2000] by David Liss
Period mystery thriller novel set in early 18th century London against the backdrop of the beginnings of stock speculation and the retreat from a mineral-based currency
Ballantine Books 8¼x5½ pb [1/2001] for $10.29
Random House 9¼x6 hardcover [2/2000] out of print/many, many used
Announced 12/2010 as a Ridley & Tony Scott feature film, adaptation by Danny Strong for Warner Bros. release in 2014; still in development 2017 • latest info at IMDb

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"The Threepenny Opera" [Germany 1928]
Classic musical satire set in a mock Victorian England, a socialist critique of a corrupt capitalist society; interpretation of
John Gray’s "The Beggars Opera" [1728] by Bertolt Brecht [1898-1956] with the jazz music of Kurt Weill [1900-50] [1989]

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Anti-Monopoly 1973 board game by Ralph Anspach  "Anti-Monopoly" board game [ages 8-15; 1973] Created by Ralph Anspach
"The Real Estate Game for the 21st Century" • Created because the Monopoly™ board game seemed to promote monopolies & banks as positive actors in the economy; trademark infringement lawsuits from Parker Brothers followed, which creator Anspach settled (i.e. won); revised in 1984 as Anti-Monopoly II and re-released in 2005 without the number suffix. For 2 to 6 players, ages 8 and up; includes game board, plastic playing pieces, cards, and play moneygame entry at Wikipedia
University Games set made in China - in 10"x15" box [2016] for $14.55
University Games set made in China - in 7½x4¾" tin travel box [2016] for $9.98
35th Anniv Edition: University Games set - in 10½"x10½" box [2008] out of prodn/used

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Capitalism II video game  
"Capitalism II" video game [2001] ranking 8/2002 = 174!; 2005 ranking 825
Enlight Interactive game for Windows [11/2003] for $12.11
U.B.I. Soft game for Windows [12/2001] out of prodn/used
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Capitalism, A Love Story documentary by Michael Moore  "Capitalism: A Love Story" [Dog Eat Dog/Weinstein Oct 2009]
Back in 2008, Michael Moore described his next film as being about 'the wonders of capitalism'. However, fate provided him with the 'G.O.P. Meltdown', the still-rolling collapse of the U.S. and worldwide economy. The American Dream is looking like a nightmare for more and more ordinary people whose lives have been turned upside down, as families pay the price each day with their jobs, their homes and their savings – the disastrous impact of unregulated corporate dominance and scared politicians seeking re-election over mystified & angry citizens across America • Co-produced, written & directed by & starring Michael Moore; interviewees include Cong. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, Cong. Marcy Kaptur of Ohio, Wallace Shawn & Elizabeth Warren, with archive footage of Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Martin Luther King, Barack Obama, Sarah Palin, Ronald Reagan & Franklin Delano Roosevelt; won 2 awards at the Venice Film Festival
Starz / Anchor Bay widescreen color Blu-ray [3/2010] for $24.99
Starz / Anchor Bay widescreen color DVD [3/2010] for $17.99
full credits from IMDbofficial movie site

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