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Title : Accumulation And Power An Economic History Of The United States
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ISBN : 9780873325592
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 290 Pages
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  • Joe
    2019-02-12 18:45

    Good shit. I found this book in a box on the street and decided to read it. I'm so glad that I did. Du Boff writes a scathing critique of American capitalism, pointing out that what's good for American business isn't necessarily good for the American people. He points out the cyclical nature of American capitalism and some of the paradoxes connected to our economic system. Du Boff illustrates how capital accumulation results in the corporate oligopoly we see today. This book is all data. These are not empty criticisms, but well-researched claims to counter the ideas often espoused by followers of neoliberalism, Austrian economics, and other conservative pro-business models. I loved the ideas on the rise of capital in America, as well as the critique of military Keynesianism. Du Boff doesn't offer up any explicit alternatives, but makes it clear that he believes in stronger public control of the economy. Written in the late '80s, his views seem extremely prescient, but in the wave of the Clinton era's middle-class prosperity, one can understand how this book is virtually unknown.

  • Robert
    2019-02-04 15:03

    This was an excellent collection of US economic history and analysis. This work was published in 1989, and I will certainly be looking out for more recent works by Du Boff. Of particular interest to me was the balance of trade that very dramatically went negative during the Reagan years, and the aggregate educational budget at the state and local governmental levels (I had not realized their historic extent). But that just touches the surface. This little book is densely packed with information.