Examines whether capitalism is a good, practical, moral, and sustainable economic system. Explores concerns about the relationships between capitalism and democracy, poverty, and personal freedom, and looks at the role of capitalism in the global economic crisis. Also provides perspectives on the question of whether and when the public good warrants intervention by the government in a capitalist system.
"This anthology includes essays that initially appeared in periodicals, newspapers, books, government documents, and public and private organizational publications...A balanced presentation for highly controversial views, the selections differ in style and polish; some are carefully reasoned, and others are emotionally charged. Three major sections explore the dimensions of the problem, its causes, and possible remedies. Pulling no punches, this title covers its subjects well. Useful for research, for reports, and for debates."
-- School Library Journal (November 2001)
Price: US $28.45