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Tobacco Capitalism

Tobacco Capitalism

Author: Peter Benson

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691149202

Category: History

Page: 341

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Tells the story of the people who live and work on US tobacco farms at a time when the global tobacco industry is undergoing profound changes. This book explores the cultural and ethical ambiguities of tobacco farming and offers concrete recommendations for the tobacco-control movement in the United States and worldwide.

Second Thoughts on Capitalism and the State

Second Thoughts on Capitalism and the State

Author: Leslie Sklair

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527582743

Category: Social Science

Page: 306

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This collection of essays highlights the need for sociological and political analysis of actual alternatives to capitalism and the existing system of so-called nation states. It challenges the conventional idea that capitalism can be successfully reformed to meet the needs of most people in the world, confronting it with the existential threats posed by the perfect storm of climate change and the Anthropocene, hyper-urbanization, and the Coronavirus pandemic. Written over a period of 50 years, it charts the ways in which capitalism and socialism have evolved as global systems, their successes and failures, to the point that “it is easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism”. It offers ways forward, community by community.

The Myth of Capitalism

The Myth of Capitalism

Author: Jonathan Tepper

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119548140

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 285

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The Myth of Capitalism tells the story of how America has gone from an open, competitive marketplace to an economy where a few very powerful companies dominate key industries that affect our daily lives. Digital monopolies like Google, Facebook and Amazon act as gatekeepers to the digital world. Amazon is capturing almost all online shopping dollars. We have the illusion of choice, but for most critical decisions, we have only one or two companies, when it comes to high speed Internet, health insurance, medical care, mortgage title insurance, social networks, Internet searches, or even consumer goods like toothpaste. Every day, the average American transfers a little of their pay check to monopolists and oligopolists. The solution is vigorous anti-trust enforcement to return America to a period where competition created higher economic growth, more jobs, higher wages and a level playing field for all. The Myth of Capitalism is the story of industrial concentration, but it matters to everyone, because the stakes could not be higher. It tackles the big questions of: why is the US becoming a more unequal society, why is economic growth anemic despite trillions of dollars of federal debt and money printing, why the number of start-ups has declined, and why are workers losing out.

Capitalism and Socialism in Cuba

Capitalism and Socialism in Cuba

Author: Patricia Ruffin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349208050

Category: Political Science

Page: 212

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Capitalism and Socialism in Cuba documents the history of the attempts by a small island nation to survive and gain respectability within an everchanging international political economy. Professor Ruffin presents a detailed account of the social, political, and economic forces affecting Cuba's prospects for development under both capitalism and socialism. Part one of the study focuses on Cuba's historical association with capitalism and the relationship that Cuba established with the United States. Part two of the study delineates the nature of Cuba-Soviet relations and deals exclusively with the question of socialist dependency. Professor Ruffin's study is a systematic analysis of the internal (race and class formations) and external (capitalism and socialism) factors that have thus far shaped Cuban history.

The American Road to Capitalism

The American Road to Capitalism

Author: Charles Post

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004201040

Category: Political Science

Page: 317

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This book synthesizes Marxian theory with the existing historical literature to produce a new analysis of the origins of capitalism in the US and the social roots of the US Civil War.

Capitalism and Freedom in African Political Philosophy

Capitalism and Freedom in African Political Philosophy

Author: Grivas Muchineripi Kayange

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030443603

Category: Philosophy

Page: 303

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This book investigates ‘capitalism and freedom’—the guiding forces of many political systems—in African philosophy. It builds on classical and neoliberal capitalism rooted in private property and freedom, and argues for the presence of these elements in the traditional and modern African political systems. The author argues that while these elements are partly imported from Western capitalists, they are equally traceable in African traditional political systems. Kayange argues that African politics is marred by a conflict between embracing capitalism and freedom (individualism), on the one hand, and socialism founded on African communitarianism and communist ideas, on the other. This conflict has affected policy development and implementation, and has significantly contributed towards the socio-economic and ethical crises that are recurrent in most of the African countries.

Cancer and Society

Cancer and Society

Author: Eric H. Bernicker

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030058555

Category: Medical

Page: 178

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While a number of books have looked at the intersection between human health in general and other topics, such as climate change or diet, this book focuses specifically on cancer as it impacts and is impacted by social justice issues. The massive explosion of research knowledge of cancer immunology and genomics is holding out great promise of therapeutic advances, yet other human actions—climate change, pollution, business decisions, advertising – are fostering health inequalities as well as increasing risks. Those involved in cancer care and research are in a unique position to let their experiences and knowledge inform the public, yet very often have not taken strong public roles when it comes to discussing issues surrounding tobacco, climate change and health risks, financial toxicity of treatments, and diet choices. Written by a multidisciplinary team of authors and for medical oncologists, cancer researchers, occupational health workers, and related medical students, residents, and fellows, this book encourages oncologists to address public health care and the societal issues associated with cancer risk. This volume discusses the overarching theme of environmental justice and oncology, focuses on business and cancer (such as clinical trials, drug development and profits, and global disparities), as well as animals and cancer.

The Nazi War on Cancer

The Nazi War on Cancer

Author: Robert Proctor

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691070512

Category: History

Page: 394

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Proctor relates how Nazi Germany was progressive in promoting health reforms--including anti-smoking campaigns, restrictions on asbestos, and the promotion of vegetarianism--which stemmed from the idea of a racial utopia reserved exclusively for pure and healthy Germans. 40 halftones. 5 tables.

Case Studies in the Origins of Capitalism

Case Studies in the Origins of Capitalism

Author: Xavier Lafrance

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319956572

Category: Political Science

Page: 364

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This edited volume builds and expands on the groundbreaking work of Robert Brenner and Ellen Meiksins Wood on the origins of capitalism. Whereas Brenner and Wood focused mostly on the emergence of capitalism in the English countryside (agrarian capitalism), this book utilizes their approach to offer original, theoretically sophisticated, and empirically informed accounts of transitions to capitalism – both agrarian and industrial – in a wide range of countries in order to provide within a single volume a diverse collection of relatively brief yet detailed case studies of the historical transition to capitalism distributed across three continents. Offering a new and highly original analysis of the global spread of capitalism, this book will be a unique contribution to the longstanding debate on the transition to capitalism.

Develop Capitalism Africa

Develop Capitalism Africa

Author: John Sender

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135835408

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 190

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First published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.