By Thorstein Veblen
Absentee possession is an inquiry into financial situations as they've got taken form within the 20th century, fairly as exemplified with regards to the United States. in response to Thorstein Veblen, absentee possession is the most and speedy controlling curiosity within the lifetime of civilied males.
Read Online or Download Absentee Ownership and Business Enterprise in Recent Times: The Case of America PDF
Similar marxism books
During this man made, interdisciplinary paintings, Neil Brenner develops a brand new interpretation of the transformation of statehood less than modern globalizing capitalism. while such a lot analysts of the emergent, post-Westphalian global order have excited by supranational and nationwide institutional realignments, "New kingdom Spaces" exhibits that strategic subnational areas, reminiscent of towns and city-regions, signify crucial arenas within which states are being remodeled.
"Ernst Bloch's precept of desire is without doubt one of the key books of our century. half philosophic hypothesis, half political treatise, half lyricvision, it truly is workout a deepening effect on proposal and on literature. .. . No political or theological appropriations of Bloch's leviathan can exhaust its visionary breadth.
Out of the chaos following Lenin’s loss of life and the mounting fury opposed to Lukács and his freshly penned heritage and sophistication awareness (1923), this ebook bears an evaluate of Lenin as “the simply theoretical equivalent to Marx. ” Lukács indicates, with unheard of readability, how Lenin’s ancient interventions—from his forefront politics and repurposing of the nation to his detection of a brand new, imperialist level of capitalism—advanced the conjunction of conception and perform, classification recognition and sophistication fight.
The 12 months 1968 was once a watershed. thousands of staff in France struck in protest at police violence, the black ghettos within the usa rose in protest on the assassination of Martin Luther King, and it was once the 12 months of the Prague Spring whilst scholars and employees rose opposed to Stalinism, simply to be beaten through Russian Tanks. considerably revised and up to date to coincide with the thirtieth anniversary of the insurrection, this paintings analyses the interval and attracts classes from the occasions of 1968 that would nonetheless have relevance this day. - from new version (1998)
Additional resources for Absentee Ownership and Business Enterprise in Recent Times: The Case of America
America's unexampled resources have enabled this nation to carry a heavier handicap of arti ficial disabilities than the others. Presumably it is not that the Americans are endowed with a larger capacity for clannishness and self-deception. Certain considerations bearing on the case of mer cantilism in America may be called to mind to e;xplain and exculpate the peculiarly shameless abandon with which that ancient policy of damage and defeat continues to be pursued by this nation. America has by nature been endowed with unexampled resources, which have hitherto enabled this people to find an easy livelihood in spite of their costly and vexatious tariffs and their equally thriftless land policy.
Instead of a master workman, he became a business man engaged in a quest of profits, very much after the pattern of business men engaged in ·commercial enterprise. The result was that investment and absentee ownership presently became the rule in the mechanical industries, as it already was the rule in com merce and as it had long been the rule in husbandry. This rearrangement of economic factors, and division of economic activities, was brought on by the increasing :scale of the industrial plant and operations, wherever and so far as the new technology of the machine process took ·effect.
It was absentee ownership, and would be recognised as such by anyone looking back to the facts of that time from the stand point of the present; but it does not appear to have seemed so, at least not obtrusively so, to the men of that time, who had to do with the industrial situation as it then lay before them. Absenteeism was not the main and obvious feature of the case. 8 But with the transition to the machine industry and the factory system the business organisation of industry which shows the qualifications and daily occupation of a mer chant of the larger sort at the middle of the sixteenth Century.