top_1_963_35.JPG
top_2_1.jpg top_2_2.jpg
 
 
  HOME   PUBLISH   DONATE   ABOUT   CONTACT   HELP   SEARCH  
 
   
The Power of Money
A Political-Economic Analysis with Special Emphasis on the American Economic System
The Power of Money
Click on image to enlarge

Henry L. Bretton - Author
N/A
Hardcover - 418 pages
Release Date: June 1980
ISBN10: 0-87395-425-4
ISBN13: 978-0-87395-425-9

Out of Print
N/A
Paperback - 418 pages
Release Date: June 1980
ISBN10: 0-87395-426-2
ISBN13: 978-0-87395-426-6

Out of Print
Available as a Google eBook
for other eReaders and tablet devices.
Click icon below...


Summary

Money is both a vibrant, dynamic material substance and a social force that permeates industrial societies in their entirety. Yet significant aspects of how money works in society are concealed by myths, dogmas, and misperceptions.

In The Power of Money Henry Bretton focuses on how money works in a democracy. He contends that the well-being of political democracy depends on a fuller understanding of the centrality of money in politics, and he presents his ideas on monetary policy, corruption and reform, banking and politics, private power within a democracy, money in international relations, and the system-destroying effects of money.

Bretton considers the subject of money and democracy in the context of how monetarization of societies proceeded form antiquity to the Industrial Revolution, and he analyzes the formative years of the United States in terms of being based on political ideas that did not take account of monetarization.

He reviews what social theorists and economists from Aristotle to Friedman have thought about the role of money in society and how it affects individual behavior and social norms. The link between economics and politics has been only partially explored, he contends, and he sees the major task for social scientists as developing a fuller integration of the two mainstreams of social theory, the political and the economic.

Henry Bretton is Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the State University of New York College at Brockport. He is also the author of several books on the politics and political economy of Germany and of African countries.


Bookmark and Share

Table of Contents

No table of contents available for this publication.


Related Subjects
24248/24420(//)

Related Titles

Zones of Peace in the Third World
Zones of Peace in the Third World
Interstate Economic Relations
Interstate Economic Relations
Happiness, Democracy, and the Cooperative Movement
Happiness, Democracy, and the Cooperative Movement
Homelessness, Citizenship, and Identity
Homelessness, Citizenship, and Identity
The Multi-Governance of Water
The Multi-Governance of Water
Thirsty City
Thirsty City
Governing New York State, Sixth Edition
Governing New York State, Sixth Edition
Slavophile Thought and the Politics of Cultural Nationalism
Slavophile Thought and the Politics of Cultural Nationalism
Socratic Rationalism and Political Philosophy
Socratic Rationalism and Political Philosophy
Cultures of Order
Cultures of Order



 
bottom_1_963_35.jpg