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The great transformation

Karen Armstrong

The great transformation

the beginning of our religious traditions

by Karen Armstrong

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Published by Anchor Books in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Religion -- History.,
  • Philosophy, Ancient.,
  • History, Ancient.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementKaren Armstrong.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBL430 .A76 2006
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxiii, 565 p. :
    Number of Pages565
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22769922M
    ISBN 109780385721240

    As noted by the earliest strategists, deception is a crucial element of warfare. The need for trade or markets is no greater than in the case of reciprocity or redistribution. Self-Protection of Society Chapter Nobody gave it context and gravitas better than Polanyi. Neither the port nor the fair nor the staple was the parent of internal or national markets.

    Graeber attacks formalists and substantivists alike, "those who start by looking at society as a whole are left, like the Substantivists, trying to explain how people are motivated to reproduce society; those who start by looking at individual desires, like the formalists, unable to explain why people chose to maximize some things and not others or otherwise to account for questions of meaning. It was reissued by Beacon Press as a paperback in and as a 2nd edition with a foreword by Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz in Block and Margaret Somers argue that Karl Polanyi's analysis could help explain why the resurgence of free market ideas has resulted in "such manifest failures as persistent unemployment, widening inequality, and the severe financial crises that have stressed Western economies over the past forty years. We must learn to live and behave as though people in remote parts of the globe were as important as ourselves. The latter book argues that Neoliberalism was imposed on societies in crisis periods through top-down central planning and violence; The Great Transformation shows us that this has always been the case for markets since the very beginning.

    Man, Nature, and Productive Organization Chapter His discussion of the influence of ideas, likewise, is all too contemporary. Redistributive : trade and production is focused to a central entity such as a tribal leader or feudal lord and then redistributed to members of their society. His empirical case in large part relied upon analysis of the Speenhamland laws, which he saw not only as the last attempt of the squirearchy to preserve the traditional system of production and social order but also a self-defensive measure on the part of society that mitigated the disruption of the most violent period of economic change. Western Europe established generous welfare states, to some extent disembedding housing and employment from the vagaries of the market. Fortunately—according to Klein—Trump is lazy, but future presidents may be more savvy.


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The great transformation book

Our pharmaceutical firms have successfully resisted any government limits on their price-setting ability at the same time that they rely on government grants of monopolies through the patent system. There was a market in labor as well as in land, and supply and demand in either was regulated by the height of wages and rents, respectively; the fiction that labor and land were produced for sale was consistently upheld.

As the SRM was impaired in operation, justifications for international economic cooperation and the liberal state weakened. Answering this question satisfactorily, of course, would take at least one more book, but it is indeed the important question.

Such markets were heavily regulated by authorities. Adventures of a Bystander. Today, the danger is that it may do so again, only this time with far more deadly weapons and a much larger population.

The Great Transformation Background

Reading this book opened my eyes to a better understanding of how my company works with the…. But that does not imply the existence of separate economic institutions; normally, the economic order is merely a function of the social order.

Products of land and of the craft industries, move inward as tribute, taxes, rent, fines, dues, gifts, offerings, etc. Armstrong makes clear that despite some differences of emphasis, there was remarkable consensus among these religions and philosophies: each insisted on the primacy of compassion over hatred and violence.

In addition, all the basic necessities of life, not just luxuries, would be distributed through markets alone. Markets were controlled; they did not control until the beginning of the nineteenth century.

In the years after publication of The Great Transformation Polanyi and a number of colleagues and students expanded analysis of the forms of economic integration and produced the collection of essays published as Trade and Markets in Ancient Empires. He argues that the construction of a "self-regulating" market necessitates the separation of society into economic and political realms.

Synopsis From one of the world's leading writers on religion and the highly acclaimed author of the bestselling A History of God,The Battle for God and The Spiral Staircase, comes a major new work: a chronicle of one of the most important intellectual revolutions in world history and its relevance to our own time.

Land, labour and money are crucial to the efficient functioning of a market economy. ISBN The great transformation book economic system does not, however, depend upon the presence, or absence of the preponderance of any one motive.

Change could not be prevented, argued Polanyi, but governments could and should take action to manage the rate and direction of change so as to protect those most vulnerable to the ravages of capitalism.

Fortunately—according to Klein—Trump is lazy, but future presidents may be more savvy. Polanyi contends that markets, in fact, played only minor roles in most societies up until fairly recently, and that the above institutions were the primary means of economic production and distribution, not market exchange.

Such a situation must exert a continuous pressure on the individual to eliminate economic self-interest from his consciousness to the point of making him unable, in many cases but by no means in alleven to comprehend the implications of his own actions in terms of such an interest.

Western Europe established generous welfare states, to some extent disembedding housing and employment from the vagaries of the market.

He completed it in the U. Are we destined to repeat the same mistakes? History in the Gear of Social Change Chapter Its pattern is the closed group. It strongly tends to support our assertion in respect to the origin of markets which we inferred from conditions in primitive economies.

The natives are to be forced to make a living by selling their labor.The Great Transformation is typical of Armstrong's popularizing work. If you like to imagine great spiritual ideas emerging out of the human soul, this is a book for you.

If you want to understand religion and its role in society you will need to Read More. Write your own review! As for "The Great Transformation," I bought the book at a discount to get free shipping and, what can I say, you win some and you lose some.

DomSaxum: More than 1 year ago: Once again, Ms. Armstrong brings humanity's murky past into sharp relief. More than any other living author, she brings the emotion-charged topics of religion, faith and /5.

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Book Description2/5(1). Mark Blyth begins his important new book, Great Transformations: Economic Ideas and Institutional Change in the Twentieth Century, with his working class father’s complaint about the British Labour party.

“Once they get elected,” his father said, “Labour will spend all this money on creating jobs, which is fair enough, but it never works.

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The Great Transformation The Political and Economic Origins of Our Time (Book): Polanyi, Karl: In this classic work of economic history and social theory, Karl Polanyi analyzes the economic and social changes brought about by the great transformation of the Industrial Revolution.

The Great Transformation: The Beginning of Our Religious Traditions

His analysis explains not only the deficiencies of the self-regulating market, but the potentially dire social.