By Robert E. Lane

"Robert E. Lane is likely one of the so much widespread and unique critics of either the human impression of marketplace economies and fiscal concept, arguing from a lot study that happiness is prone to move from companionship, delight in paintings, contribution to society, and the chance to improve as somebody, than from the pursuit of wealth and the buildup of fabric items in marketplace economies. This most modern paintings playfully personalizes the distinction via a discussion among a humanistic social scientist, Dessi, and a industry economist, Adam. it's all too infrequent to have the 2 facets chatting with one another. additionally, in Lane's witty and literate fingers, it's an open-minded and balanced dialog, within which neither aspect has all of the solutions. His remarkable snatch of interdisciplinary social medical wisdom is delivered to undergo at the biggest questions of human existence: What surely makes humans chuffed? How may still human society be equipped to maximise the standard of human lives?"

--David O. Sears, Professor of Psychology and Political technology, UCLA

"Lane's deep wisdom of the resources of human happiness allows him to enhance a robust critique of financial theory."

---Robert A. Dahl, Sterling Professor Emeritus of Political technological know-how, Yale University

Robert E. Lane is the Eugene Meyer Professor Emeritus of Political technological know-how at Yale collage. His past guides contain The lack of Happiness in marketplace Democracies (2000) and The marketplace adventure (1991).

Show description

Read Online or Download After the End of History: The Curious Fate of American Materialism (Evolving Values For A Capitalist World) PDF

Similar political history & theory books

Breaking With the Enlightenment: The Twilight of History and the Rediscovery of Utopia

The 20 th century marked the grand end result of modernism, set in movement via the cloth and metaphysical forces unleashed via the eu Enlightenment within the eighteenth century. A searing account of the parable and fact of modernism, this provocative research bargains a critique of the ideologies, and the metaphysical underpinnings, of either capitalism and socialism.

Theorising NATO: New perspectives on the Atlantic alliance (Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science)

Scholarship on NATO is frequently preoccupied with key episodes within the improvement of the employer and so, for the main half, has remained inattentive to idea. This e-book addresses that hole within the literature. It offers a complete research of NATO via a variety of theoretical views that comes with realism, liberalism and constructivism, and lesser-known ways targeted on studying, public items, securitisation and possibility.

Or Orwell: Writing and Democratic Socialism

There were many stories of George Orwell, yet not anything particularly like this booklet via Alex Woloch—an exuberant, revisionary account of Orwell’s radical writing. Bearing down at the propulsive irony and formal restlessness intertwined together with his plain-style, Woloch deals a brand new knowing of Orwell and a brand new frame of mind approximately writing and politics.

Gender, UN Peacebuilding, and the Politics of Space: Locating Legitimacy (Oxford Studies in Gender and International Relations)

The United international locations Peacebuilding fee (UNPBC) was once proven in December 2005 to enhance outlines of most sensible perform in post-conflict reconstruction, and to safe the political and fabric assets essential to support states in transition from clash to peacetime. presently, the association is curious about reconstruction and peacebuilding actions in six nations.

Extra info for After the End of History: The Curious Fate of American Materialism (Evolving Values For A Capitalist World)

Example text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.06 of 5 – based on 37 votes