By Giovanni Arrighi

The lengthy 20th Century strains the connection among capital accumulation and nation formation over a 700-year interval. Arrighi argues that capitalism has spread out as a succession of “long centuries,” each one of which produced a brand new international strength that secured keep watch over over an increasing world-economic area. interpreting the altering fortunes of Florentine, Venetian, Genoese, Dutch, English and at last American capitalism, Arrighi concludes with an exam of the forces that experience formed and are actually poised to undermine America’s global dominance. A masterpiece of historic sociology, The lengthy 20th Century opponents in scope and ambition modern classics via Perry Anderson, Charles Tilly and Michael Mann.

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By Benoist Simmat, Vincent Caut

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Avec los angeles Ligue des capitalistes extraordinaires, Benoist Simmat et Vincent Caut imaginent un manuel présentant les plus grands marketers qui s'adresse à tous. Depuis deux siècles, ils n'ont qu'une idée en tête : accumuler de l'argent pour imposer leurs propres règles. Voici les 50 « plus grands buyers », ces capitalistes extraordinaires qui ont ecu une effect déterminante sur l'économie. Ils partagent un element commun : leur volonté de surfer sur le haut de los angeles imprecise du nouveau système et de s'émanciper de l'ancien. De Citroën à Jobs en passant par Rothschild, Eiffel, Rockfeller, Disney, Agnelli, etc., voici les grands marketers présentés en BD. Un manuel pour apprendre, découvrir ou redécouvrir les grands marketers du monde capitaliste tout en s'amusant.

Biographie de l'auteur

Vincent Caut est né en 1991 en région parisienne. Il tombe – à thirteen ans, et par hasard – sur un weblog de BD. Lui-même passionné par los angeles bande dessinée, il se prend au jeu et décide de démarrer son propre web publication. Il est bientôt récompensé par plusieurs prix du pageant overseas de los angeles BD d'Angoulême (prix du scénario Jeune Espoir expertise en 2008, grand prix Jeune Espoir expertise en 2009 puis start des études artistiques. II obtient ainsi son diplôme d'illustration à l'école Estienne en 2012. Parallèlement, il publie ses premiers albums, dont l. a. série jeunesse "Où es-tu Léopold ?" (Dupuis) et "Les Aventures de los angeles fin du monde" (12bis). En 2014 paraît un album en collaboration avec Benoist Simmat : "La Ligue des économistes extraordinaires" Devant le succès de ce preferable quantity, une suite, "La Ligue des capitalistes extraordinaires", paraît en 2015. Vincent Caut vit et travaille actuellement à Angoulême, et se consacre à los angeles fois à los angeles bande dessinée, au dessin de presse et à l'illustration.

Benoist Simmat, né en 1973, est journaliste économique. Ancien collaborateur du ‘Nouvel Économiste', de ‘L'Agefi' et du ‘Journal du dimanche', il participe ou a participé à de nombreuses pages "éco" de los angeles presse nationale, comme celles de ‘L'Express', ‘Libération', ‘Management', ‘La Revue du vin de France', and so forth. Menant parallèlement une carrière dans l'édition, il est également essayiste – "Ségolène Royal, los angeles dame aux deux visages" (avec Aymeric Mantoux, L'Archipel, 2007), "In vino satanas" (avec Denis Saverot, Albin Michel, 2009), "La Guerre des vins" (avec Aymeric Mantoux, Flammarion, 2012), and so on. – et scénariste pour un style nouveau, l. a. "BD enquête" – "Robert Parker, les sept péchés capiteux" (12bis, 2010) et "La Gauche bling-bling" (12bis, 2012). En 2014, en collaboration avec Vincent Caut, il publie "La Ligue des économistes extraordinaires" (Dargaud). Devant le succès de ce best album, une suite, "La Ligue des capitalistes extraordinaires", paraît en 2015.

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In 1907, pioneering exertions historian and economist John Commons argued that U.S. administration had proven only one "symptom of originality," specifically "playing one race opposed to the other."

during this eye-opening booklet, David Roediger and Elizabeth Esch provide a greatly new approach of knowing the historical past of administration within the usa, putting race, migration, and empire on the middle of what has occasionally been narrowly obvious as a look for potency and economic system. starting from the antebellum interval to the arrival of the nice melancholy, the publication examines the broad literature slave masters produced on how you can deal with and "develop" slaves; explores what was once maybe the best managerial feat in U.S. historical past, the construction of the transcontinental railroad, which pitted chinese language and Irish paintings gangs opposed to one another; and concludes via how those ideas live to tell the tale at the present time within the administration of challenging, low-paying, harmful jobs in agriculture, army aid, and meatpacking. Roediger and Esch express what slaves, immigrants, and all operating humans have been up opposed to because the items of managerial keep an eye on. Managers explicitly ranked racial teams, either by way of which exertions they have been most suitable for and their relative price in comparison to others. The authors express how whites trusted such alleged racial wisdom to regulate and believed that the "lesser races" may possibly basically make the most of their tutelage. those perspectives wove jointly managerial recommendations and white supremacy not just ideologically yet virtually, on a daily basis at places of work. Even in factories ruled via clinical administration, the impulse to play races opposed to one another, and to fit employees into jobs labeled through race, constituted strong administration instruments used to implement self-discipline, decrease wages, continue staff on risky jobs, and undermine solidarity.

Painstakingly researched and brilliantly argued, The construction of Difference will revolutionize the background of work race within the United States.

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By David Frayne

Paid paintings is admittedly critical to the tradition and politics of capitalist societies, but today’s work-centred international is turning into more and more adversarial to the human desire for autonomy, spontaneity and group. the bleak fact of a society during which a few are overworked, while others are condemned to intermittent paintings and unemployment, is a growing number of tricky to tolerate.

In this thought-provoking booklet, David Frayne questions the critical office in mainstream political visions of the long run, laying naked the ways that monetary calls for colonise our lives and priorities. Drawing on his unique examine into the lives of people that are actively resisting nine-to-five employment, Frayne asks what motivates those humans to disconnect from paintings, even if their resistance is futile, and whether or not they may need the potential to encourage another type of improvement, in accordance with a discount and social redistribution of work.

A an important dissection of the work-centred nature of recent society and rising resistance to it, The Refusal of Work is a daring demand a extra humane and sustainable imaginative and prescient of social progress.

“This is the main enticing and finished e-book I’ve ever examine how paintings dominates our lives. it truly is insightful and encouraging and will be learn through each person who is going to paintings each day, in the event that they can locate the time.” —Sharon Beder, writer of Selling the paintings Ethic

“A humane reassessment of the ethics of labor as a way to attract an individual who has questioned no matter if the activity they're scuffling with so demanding to get, or to carry directly to, particularly is well worth the fight. At its center lies the provocative and infrequently poignant bills of these people who can be exhibiting the best way in the direction of an engagement with paintings that's higher for all of us.” —Ralph Fevre, writer of The Demoralization of Western Culture and Trouble at Work

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Los Ensayos económicos de David Hume, publicados en 1752, fueron escritos en el momento que comienza en Gran Bretaña l. a. revolución capitalista conocida como Revolución business. Se trata de un proceso que surge de l. a. mano del liberalismo, con ese trasfondo, el filósofo levanta acta de los angeles muerte del mercantilismo y su dependencia de prácticas monopolísticas. En el lugar y tiempo en que se escribieron, el aumento de l. a. demanda estimulaba los angeles competencia entre productores y ésta l. a. laboriosidad y el ingenio de los artífices, así que Hume denuncia el obstáculo que suponen los monopolios en los angeles consecución de un mayor bienestar y l. a. torpeza de quienes se empeñan en mantenerlos. Otra suggestion novedosa es los angeles argumentación contra l. a. acumulación de oro y plata porque -sostiene- no son éstos los que hacen rica a una nación, sino el trabajo que se realiza dentro de sus fronteras, de no existir industria y comercio, los metales preciosos fluirán al extranjero. Los textos deben entenderse en un contexto más amplio de escritos sobre temas políticos, morales y literarios que el autor comenzó a publicar en 1741 y que, en conjunto, le dieron mayor éxito y reconocimiento que las obras epistemológicas. Sus reflexiones influyeron enormemente en las de Adam Smith, con quien compartió amistad e inquietudes, ambos se dedicaban a los angeles filosofía y a l. a. economía, aunque Hume sea más conocido por lo primero que por lo segundo, a diferencia de lo que sucede con Smith. Sin embargo, el trabajo del último resulta incomprensible sin los Ensayos económicos, porque en éstos se encuentran las intuiciones que desarrollará el otro gran pensador escocés.

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By Joseph E. Stiglitz

A forceful argument opposed to America's vicious circle of turning out to be inequality by way of the Nobel Prize–winning economist.

the United States presently has the main inequality, and the least equality of chance, one of the complicated international locations. whereas industry forces play a task during this stark photo, politics has formed these industry forces. during this best-selling e-book, Nobel Prize–winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz exposes the efforts of well-heeled pursuits to compound their wealth in ways in which have stifled real, dynamic capitalism. alongside the best way he examines the impact of inequality on our economic climate, our democracy, and our approach of justice. Stiglitz explains how inequality impacts and is plagued by each element of nationwide coverage, and with attribute perception he deals a imaginative and prescient for a extra simply and filthy rich destiny, supported by way of a concrete application to accomplish that vision.

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By Tansy E. Hoskins

Stitched Up delves into the beautiful global of favor to bare what's in the back of the garments we put on. relocating among Karl Lagerfeld and Karl Marx, the publication explores consumerism, category and ads to bare the pursuits which reap the benefits of exploitation.

Tansy E. Hoskins dissects fashion’s vampiric dating with the planet and with bodies to discover what makes it so destructive. Why does ‘size 0’ exist and what's the truth of operating lifestyles for types? In a critique of the portrayal of race in model, the book also examines the worldwide stability of strength within the industry.

Beautifully illustrated with especially commissioned designs, In a compelling end Stitched Up explores using garments to withstand. are you able to surprise an that likes to surprise? Is ‘green type’ another? Stitched Up offers a special severe exam of up to date tradition and the distorting priorities of capitalism.

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By Luca Basso

The productiveness of the idea of singularity is argued to be in line with the truth that it permits us to focus on the component to person realisation, concurrently stressing its distance from the trendy belief of individuality. The “correlate” of singularity is the reciprocity, relocating and risky, among the “individual” and the “collective,” which happens at school struggles.

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By William Davies

In iciness 2014, a Tibetan monk lectured the area leaders amassed at Davos at the significance of Happiness. the hot DSM-5, the handbook of all diagnosable psychological health problems, for the 1st time integrated shyness and grief as treatable ailments. Happiness has develop into the most important thought of our age, a brand new faith devoted to well-being.

during this tremendous dissection of our occasions, political economist William Davies indicates how this philosophy, first suggested by way of Jeremy Bentham within the 1780s, has ruled the political debates that experience brought neoliberalism. From a heritage of commercial ideas of the way to get the simplest out of staff, to the elevated point of surveillance measuring each point of our lives; from why specialists wish to degree the chemical within the mind than ask you the way you're feeling, to why Freakonomics tells us much less in regards to the method humans behave than anticipated, The Happiness Industry is a necessary advisor to the marketization of recent existence. Davies indicates that the technology of happiness is much less a technological know-how than an extension of hyper-capitalism.

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By John Bellamy Foster, Richard York, Brett Clark

Humanity within the twenty-first century is dealing with what could be defined as its final environmental disaster: the destruction of the weather that has nurtured human civilization and with it the root of lifestyles on the earth as we all know it. All ecosystems on the earth at the moment are in decline. huge, immense rifts were pushed throughout the smooth cloth of the biosphere. The economic climate and the earth are headed for a fateful collision—if we don’t regulate course.

In The Ecological Rift: Capitalism’s battle at the Earth environmental sociologists John Bellamy Foster, Brett Clark, and Richard York provide an intensive overview of either the matter and the answer. They argue that the resource of our ecological obstacle lies within the paradox of wealth in capitalist society, which expands person riches on the price of public wealth, together with the wealth of nature. within the technique, an immense ecological rift is pushed among people and nature, undermining the stipulations of sustainable life: a rift within the metabolic relation among humanity and nature that's irreparable inside of capitalist society, due to the fact that crucial to its very legislation of motion.

Critically studying the sanguine arguments of mainstream economists and technologists, Foster, Clark, and York insist as a substitute that basic adjustments in social relatives needs to happen if the ecological (and social) difficulties shortly dealing with us are to be transcended. Their research is dependent upon the advance of a deep dialectical naturalism excited by problems with ecology and evolution and their interplay with the financial system. Importantly, they provide purposes for innovative desire in relocating past the regime of capital and towards a society of sustainable human development.

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