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The Origin of Capitalism - Wood, Ellen Meiksins
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Few questions of history have as many contemporary political implications as this deceptively simple one: how did capitalism come to be? In this clarifying work, Ellen Meiksins Wood refutes most existing accounts of the origin of capitalism, which, she argues, fail to recognize capitalism's distinctive attributes as a social system, making it seem a culmination of a natural human inclination to sell and buy. Wood begins with searching assessments of classical thinkers ranging from Adam Smith to Max Weber. She then ...

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The Origin of Capitalism 1999, Monthly Review Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9781583670002

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