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Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy

Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy [Kindle Edition]

Joseph Schumpeter
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Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy remains one of the greatest works of social theory written this century. When it first appeared the New English Weeklypredicted that `for the next five to ten years it will cetainly remain a work with which no one who professes any degree of information on sociology or economics can afford to be unacquainted.' Fifty years on, this prediction seems a little understated.

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2.0 out of 5 stars Not to my liking. Expected very much more 1 Dec 2013
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Not well presented. Not clear and not what I was looking for. Would not recommend it to others. I think it is very much out dated.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Kindle edition - now I can read this book 31 Mar 2013
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This is a popular classic. However it is hard to get at the library and the print on the Harper edition was too small. Now I can read the book and highlight text. I love the adjustable text size feature on my Kindle.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Every economists should read it. 17 May 2013
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Fundamental for the understanding of the dynamics of capitalist economic development. Complementary reading to Max's Capital and Keynes' General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money. A classical in the field.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Economics for Deep Thinkers 4 May 2014
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Unless you are well studied in economic thought over the past 200 years you will find this pretty deep -- I did, and for a non-economist it is a book that will take time to digest. Free Market economics well thought out, but heavy reading for me. I can't say I "enjoyed" it, only that it took me to ideas I had not fully thought out. IMO, Milt Friedman is a much easier read, but Schumpeter is a classic free market economist.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Boring book with pathbreaking thinking 12 Nov 2013
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Utterly boring read. Better to 'Wikipedia' schlumpater and learn about him rather than this book. Saves lot of time.
Having said this his theory of creative destruction as the fountainhead of growth in capitalist economies was as original as they come.
My respect for his ideas not diminished, only his writing style.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Intellectuals and their vanity 2 Jan 2014
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Schumpeter is avery clever economist. He is one of the few who understood the difference between entrepreneurs and business leaders (See Daniel Isenberg). But he was notoriously self-loving. It must have been his vanity, his wish to be adored and famous, that made him try to explain that the then admired socialism could have a real future. What interested me in this book was exactly the influence of vanity on the intellect.
Very negative is his English: Geman thoughts and the english language definitely do not make a good match
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