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The Power of Market Fundamentalism

Karl Polanyi’s Critique

  • Preface
  • 1. Karl Polanyi and the Power of Ideas
  • 2. Beyond the Economistic Fallacy
  • 3. Karl Polanyi and the Writing of The Great Transformation
  • 4. Turning the Tables: Polanyi’s Critique of Free Market Utopianism
  • 5. In the Shadow of Speenhamland: Social Policy and the Old Poor Law
  • 6. From Poverty to Perversity: Ideational Embeddedness and Market Fundamentalism Over Two Centuries of Welfare Debate
  • 7. The Enduring Strength of Free Market Conservatism in the United States
  • 8. The Reality of Society
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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