Crisis of Capitalism

Compendium of Appled Economcics (Global Capitalism)

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This book is a compendium of a comprehensive treatise of applied economics published in Italian by Jaca Books in 2007. It includes a number of changes and updates, and a new section on the contradictory relation of capital to nature, intrinsic to the fundamental conflict between capital and labour. The context for the analysis provided of the dynamics of the capitalist development of the forces of production is the global economy, or capitalism as a world system.
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Biographical Note

Luciano Vasapollo, Professor of economics and statistics at Università La Sapienza in Rome, and the Universidad de Habana (Cuba); director of the research centre CESTES and the journals PROTEO y NUESTRA AMÉRICA. Author of many books and honored with a 'gold medal' for contributions to the national culture in Cuba and an honory doctorate.

Table of contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction: Economics between Science and 'Non-Science' in the Current Crisis of the Capitalist System

PART I: A CRITIQUE OF BASIC ECONOMIC CATEGORIES
1. Economic Theory from Utopian Socialism to Marx
2. The Production Process

PART II: CATEGORIES AND DYNAMICS OF THE CAPITALISM SYSTEM AND ITS CRISES
3. The Basics of National Accounting
4. A Critique of National Accounting

PART III: A CRITIQUE OF ECONOMICS AS APPLIED TO THE STRUCTURE OF MANAGEMENT: THE ENTERPRISE SYSTEM AND THE PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION SYSTEM
5. A Critical Theory of the Enterprise
6. The Enterprise and the Microeconomics of Socialism
7. Socialist Public Administration

PART IV: A CRITIQUE OF ECONOMICS AS APPLIED TO ECONOMIC SYSTEMS: REGULATION AND PLANNING
8. A Critique of the Theory of Hegemonic Liberalism and the Paradigms of Financialization
9. The Objectives of the Socialist Economic Model

PART V: A CRITIQUE OF ECONOMICS AS APPLIED TO THE WORLD-SYSTEM: OPEN ECONOMY AND IMPERIALISM
10. International Trade and Imperialism
11. International Economic Relations Since the Theory of Imperialism
12. Imperialism and International Trade in Action

PART VI: SCENARIOS FROM THE SYSTEMIC CRISIS AND THE VALIDITY OF MARX’S SCIENTIFIC ANALYSIS
13. The Post-Fordist Paradigm and the New Industrial Revolution
14. Socio-Productive Configuration of Knowledge Economies
15. The Dynamics and Implementation of Economic Policies in the Global Competition
16. The New Composition of the World of Labour and the Construction of an Anticapitalist Social Block

PART VII: CAPITAL AGAINST NATURE
17. How Capital Destroys Humanity
18. Market 'Sustainable Development' in the Dynamics of the Quantitative Development of Capital
19. Capital Destroys and then Measures
20. ‘Clean’ Energies of Capitalism: Agro-Fuels and Planned Crimes Against Humanity
21. Brief Conclusions: The Struggles of Grassroots Movements and an Economic Socio-Ecological Political Theory for a Development Outside the Market

PART VIII: CURRENT TRENDS: FROM QUANTITATIVE GROWTH TO THE STRUCTURAL AND SYSTEMIC CRISIS OF CAPITALIST PRODUCTION
22. Capitalist Accumulation and its Crises
23. The Economies’ Cyclical Behavior After WWII
24. An Attempt to Exit the Structural and Systemic Crisis: A Radical Alternative is the Solution

Bibliography
Index

Readership

All those interested in a scientific understanding of the fundamental workings of capitalism as an economic system will find in this book an indispensable guide, a compendium of concepts and theories, and a comprehensive analysis of capitalism from an economic standpoint.

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