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Spirit of Capitalism
By Liah Greenfeld

The Spirit of Capitalism

Nationalism and Economic Growth

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Spirit of Capitalism by Liah Greenfeld

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Nowhere has economic activity been further removed from the rational calculation of costs than in the United States, where the economy has come to be perceived as the end-all of political life and the determinant of all social progress. American "economic civilization" spurs the nation on to ever-greater economic achievement. But it turns Americans into workaholics, unsure of the purpose of their pursuits, and leads American statesmen to exaggerate the weight of economic concerns in foreign policy, often to the detriment of American political influence and the confusion of the rest of the world.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674012394
ISBN-10: 0674012399
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 155mm x 32mm)
Pages: 560
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 2-Sep-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Liah Greenfeld

Liah Greenfeld is University Professor and Professor of Political Science and Sociology, Boston University.

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