Economic Persuasions

Economic Persuasions

In this book, international scholars from anthropology and economics adopt a rhetorical perspective in order to make sense of material life and the theories about it.

Author: Stephen Gudeman

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1845454367

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 228

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As the transition from socialism to a market economy gathered speed in the early 1990s, many people proclaimed the final success of capitalism as a practice and neoliberal economics as its accompanying science. But with the uneven achievements of the "transition"--the deepening problems of "development," persistent unemployment, the widening of the wealth gap, and expressions of resistance--the discipline of economics is no longer seen as a mirror of reality or as a unified science. How should we understand economics and, more broadly, the organization and disorganization of material life? In this book, international scholars from anthropology and economics adopt a rhetorical perspective in order to make sense of material life and the theories about it. Re-examining central problems in the two fields and using ethnographic and historical examples, they explore the intersections between these disciplines, contrast their methods and epistemologies, and show how a rhetorical approach offers a new mode of analysis while drawing on established contributions.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Voice of the Poor

The Voice of the Poor

Essays cover the interaction between rich and poor nations, economic development, U.S.-Soviet conflicts in Third World nations, the arms race, and inflation What is surprising about these essays is not the insight and grace with which they ...

Author: John Kenneth Galbraith

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674942965

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 88

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Essays cover the interaction between rich and poor nations, economic development, U.S.-Soviet conflicts in Third World nations, the arms race, and inflation
Categories: Business & Economics

Knowledge and Persuasion in Economics

Knowledge and Persuasion in Economics

Argues that economics is a science, but a human science: a witty guide to the ins and outs of economic philosophy.

Author: Donald N. McCloskey

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521436036

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 445

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Argues that economics is a science, but a human science: a witty guide to the ins and outs of economic philosophy.
Categories: Business & Economics

Economy and Ritual

Economy and Ritual

According to accepted wisdom, rational practices and ritual action are opposed. Rituals drain wealth from capital investment and draw on a mode of thought different from practical ideas. The studies in this volume contest this view.

Author: Stephen Gudeman

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781785335198

Category: Social Science

Page: 214

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According to accepted wisdom, rational practices and ritual action are opposed. Rituals drain wealth from capital investment and draw on a mode of thought different from practical ideas. The studies in this volume contest this view. Comparative, historical, and contemporary, the six ethnographies extend from Macedonia to Kyrgyzstan. Each one illuminates the economic and ritual changes in an area as it emerged from socialism and (re-)entered market society. Cutting against the idea that economy only means markets and that market action exhausts the meaning of economy, the studies show that much of what is critical for a people’s economic life takes place outside markets and hinges on ritual, understood as the negation of the everyday world of economising.
Categories: Social Science

Essays in Persuasion

Essays in Persuasion

The essays in this volume show Keynes' attempts to influence the course of events by public persuasion over the period of 1919-40.

Author: J. Keynes

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349590728

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 451

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This reissue of the authoritative Royal Economic Society edition of Essays in Persuasion features a new introduction by Donald Moggridge, which discusses the significance of this definitive work. The essays in this volume show Keynes' attempts to influence the course of events by public persuasion over the period of 1919-40.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Art of Economic Persuasion

The Art of Economic Persuasion

How the government and private interests in Germany cooperated to create friendly relations with Poland before the fall of communism

Author: Patricia Annette Davis

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472109883

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

View: 918

How the government and private interests in Germany cooperated to create friendly relations with Poland before the fall of communism
Categories: Business & Economics

Oikos and Market

Oikos and Market

This volume's six comparative studies of postsocialist villages in Eastern Europe and Asia illuminate the enduring importance of the house economy, which is based not on the market but on the order of the house.

Author: Stephen Gudeman

Publisher:

ISBN: 1782386955

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 195

View: 979

Self-sufficiency of the house is practiced in many parts of the world but ignored in economic theory, just as socialist collectivization is assumed to have brought household self-sufficiency to an end. The ideals of self-sufficiency, however, continue to shape economic activity in a wide range of postsocialist settings. This volume's six comparative studies of postsocialist villages in Eastern Europe and Asia illuminate the enduring importance of the house economy, which is based not on the market but on the order of the house. These formations show that economies depend not only on the macro institutions of markets and states but also on the micro institutions of families, communities, and house economies, often in an uneasy relationship.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Politics of Persuasion

The Politics of Persuasion

To address this challenge, The Politics of Persuasion employs a multifaceted, mixed method approach to studying mass media and public attitudes.

Author: Anthony R. DiMaggio

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438463452

Category: History

Page: 392

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Examines how the US media covers high-profile public policy issues in the context of competing claims about media bias. Tracking the effects of media content on the public is a difficult endeavor, and media effects vary on a subject-to-subject basis. To address this challenge, The Politics of Persuasion employs a multifaceted, mixed method approach to studying mass media and public attitudes. Anthony R. DiMaggio analyzes more than a dozen case studies covering US domestic economic policy and examines a wide range of theories of how bias operates in mass media with regard to coverage of these issues. While some research claims that journalists are overly negative and biased against government officials, some reveals that journalists favor citizens groups. Still other studies contend there is a liberal bias in the media, a progovernment bias, or a bias in favor of advertisers and business interests. Through his analysis, DiMaggio is the first to systematically examine all of these competing interpretations. He concludes that reporters tailor stories to corporate and government interests, but argues that the ability to “manufacture consent” from the public in favor of these elite views is far from guaranteed. According to DiMaggio, citizens often make use of their own personal experiences and prior attitudes to challenge official narratives.
Categories: History

Oikos and Market

Oikos and Market

Self-sufficiency of the house is practiced in many parts of the world but ignored in economic theory, just as socialist collectivization is assumed to have brought household self-sufficiency to an end.

Author: Stephen Gudeman

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781785338366

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 204

View: 345

Self-sufficiency of the house is practiced in many parts of the world but ignored in economic theory, just as socialist collectivization is assumed to have brought household self-sufficiency to an end. The ideals of self-sufficiency, however, continue to shape economic activity in a wide range of postsocialist settings. This volume's six comparative studies of postsocialist villages in Eastern Europe and Asia illuminate the enduring importance of the house economy, which is based not on the market but on the order of the house. These formations show that economies depend not only on the macro institutions of markets and states but also on the micro institutions of families, communities, and house economies, often in an uneasy relationship.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Economics of John Kenneth Galbraith

The Economics of John Kenneth Galbraith

This book redresses the balance by providing an introductory and sympathetic discussion of Galbraith's theoretical contributions, introducing the reader to his economics and his broader vision of the economic process.

Author: Stephen P. Dunn

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139492805

Category: Business & Economics

Page:

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The recent financial crisis has once again seen John Kenneth Galbraith return to the bestseller lists. Yet, despite the continued popular success of his works, Galbraith's contribution to economic theory is rarely recognized by today's economists. This book redresses the balance by providing an introductory and sympathetic discussion of Galbraith's theoretical contributions, introducing the reader to his economics and his broader vision of the economic process. The book highlights and explains key features of Galbraith's economic thought, including his penetrating critique of society, his distinctive methodology, his specific brand of Keynesianism and his original - but largely ignored - contribution to the theory of the firm. It also presents, for the first time, a detailed examination of Galbraith's monetary economics and revisits his analysis of financial euphoria. This unique work seeks to rehabilitate Galbraith's contribution, setting out several directions for possible future research in the Galbraithian tradition.
Categories: Business & Economics

Bootleggers and Baptists

Bootleggers and Baptists

Economists Adam Smith and Bruce Yandle apply the theory to a wide range of current issues, including the financial crisis, Obamacare and environmental regulation.

Author: Adam Smith

Publisher: Cato Inst

ISBN: 1939709369

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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Policy analysts, academics and journalists lament the influence of money on politics. But in the political economy, politicians often carefully design regulations so that two very different interest groups will be satisfied: “bootleggers,” who seek private benefits, and “Baptists,” who seek to serve the public interest, must both support the regulation. Economists Adam Smith and Bruce Yandle apply the theory to a wide range of current issues, including the financial crisis, Obamacare and environmental regulation.
Categories: Political Science

Economic Review

Economic Review

... regulators and academicians, including not only supply-siders but monetarists
and those subscribing to a multitude of other economic persuasions. They flew in
from around the country for “Supply-Side Economics in the 1980s," the spirited ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105005932921

Category: Banks and banking

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Categories: Banks and banking

Essays in Persuasion

Essays in Persuasion

Whilst a certain proportion of these essays deal with matters which now belong to the past, a considerable number relate to affairs the full course of which has not yet run and where the proposals and ideas set forth still have practical ...

Author: John Maynard Keynes

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 9781789123494

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 190

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Essays In Persuasion, which was first published in 1931, was author John Maynard Keynes’ first volume of collected essays. In it he gathered together various writings on public affairs from 1919-1931, including some extracts from his published books. The essays taken as a whole embody forecasts and recommendations made by the author on a variety of subjects which can now be checked by the course of events. Essays In Persuasion is divided into five sections which deal respectively with (1) The Treaty of Peace, (2) Inflation and Deflation, (3) The Return to the Gold Standard, (4) Politics, and (5) The Future. Whilst a certain proportion of these essays deal with matters which now belong to the past, a considerable number relate to affairs the full course of which has not yet run and where the proposals and ideas set forth still have practical application.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Art of Economic Persuasion

The Art of Economic Persuasion

In its most manifest form , economic persuasion could include , for example , governmental subsidization of East - West trade.4 Similarly , the contributors ...

Author: Patricia A. Davis

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 047210988X

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

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How the government and private interests in Germany cooperated to create friendly relations with Poland before the fall of communism
Categories: Political Science

The New Criticism and After

The New Criticism and After

The man Milton , Ransom says , “ is a strong man , and has intense economic
persuasions , if we may bring under that term his personal , moral , and political
principles . ” Though his poetry deals with these principles , it does not do so as ...

Author: Thomas Daniel Young

Publisher: Charlottesville : University Press of Virginia

ISBN: UOM:39015002215260

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 90

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Categories: Literary Criticism

Issues in Advertising

Issues in Advertising

Papers presented at a conference sponsored by the American Enterprise Institute and held June 10-11, 1976 in Washington, D.C. Includes bibliographical references.

Author: David G. Tuerck

Publisher: Aei Press

ISBN: UVA:X000110518

Category: Advertising

Page: 284

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Papers presented at a conference sponsored by the American Enterprise Institute and held June 10-11, 1976 in Washington, D.C. Includes bibliographical references.
Categories: Advertising

Near East South Asia Report

Near East South Asia Report

This conference is organized annually by the Egyptian Association of Political
Economics , Statistics and Legislation in ... Moreover , the economic persuasions
of those who addressed the conference varied , whether they were presenting ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105120074641

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The Political Economy of Business Ethics in East Asia

The Political Economy of Business Ethics in East Asia

Authors in this volume ask how, and why, governments in pre-modern Joseon Korea, modern Korea, and modern Japan used moral persuasion of different kinds in designing national economic institutions.

Author: Ingyu Oh

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: 9780081006955

Category: Political Science

Page: 176

View: 906

The Political Economy of Business Ethics in East Asia: A Historical and Comparative Perspective deals with modes of ethical persuasion in both public and private sectors of the national economy in East Asia, from the periods of the fourteenth century, to the modern era. Authors in this volume ask how, and why, governments in pre-modern Joseon Korea, modern Korea, and modern Japan used moral persuasion of different kinds in designing national economic institutions. Case studies demonstrate that the concept of modes of exchange first developed by John Lie (1992) provides a more convincing explanation on the evolution of pre-modern and modern economic institutions compared with Marx’s modes of production as historically-specific social relations, or Smith’s free market as a terminal stage of human economic development. The pre-modern and modern cases presented in this volume reveal that different modes of exchange have coexisted throughout human history. Furthermore, business ethics or corporate social responsibility is not a purely European economic ideology because manorial, market, entrepreneurial, and mercantilist moral persuasions had widely been used by state rulers and policymakers in East Asia for their programs of advancing dissimilar modes of exchange. In a similar vein, the domination of the market and entrepreneurial modes in the twenty-first century world is also complemented by other competing modes of change, such as state welfarism, public sector economies, and protectionism. Compares Chinese, Japanese, and Korean business ethics from a comparative and historical context Explores recent theoretical approaches to capitalist development in modern history in non-Western regions Discusses the theoretical usefulness of new institutionalism, modes of exchange, and neoclassical discussions of business ethics Evaluates historical texts in their own languages in its attempt to compare Chinese, Japanese, and Korean business ethics in the pre-modern and modern times
Categories: Political Science

Intellectual History of Economic Normativities

Intellectual History of Economic Normativities

Ruben George Oliven, “The Money Rhetoric in the United States” in Economic Persuasions, ed. Stephen Gudeman (New York & Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2009), ...

Author: Mikkel Thorup

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137594167

Category: History

Page: 248

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The book investigates the many ways that economic and moral reasoning interact, overlap and conflict both historically and at present. The book explores economic and moral thinking as a historically contingent pair using the concept of economic normativities. The contributors use case studies including economic practices, such as trade and finance and tax and famine reforms in the British colonies to explore the intellectual history of how economic and moral issues interrelate.
Categories: History