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The Great Transformation

The Great Transformation

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Written by Karl PolanyiAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Karl Polanyi

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 360 pages
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  • Publisher: Beacon Press
  • On Sale: March 28, 2001
  • Price: $25.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8070-5643-1 (0-8070-5643-X)
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In this classic work of economic history and social theory, Karl Polanyi analyzes the economic and social changes brought about by the “great transformation” of the Industrial Revolution. His analysis explains not only the deficiencies of the self-regulating market, but the potentially dire social consequences of untempered market capitalism. New introductory material reveals the renewed importance of Polanyi’s seminal analysis in an era of globalization and free trade.

“As the Second World War was drawing to a close in 1944, two great works of political economy were published. One was Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom, the driving force behind the free-market revolution in the final quarter of the twentieth century. The other was Karl Polanyi’s The Great Transformation. . . . [It] is well worth reading.” -Larry Elliott, The Guardian

“[The Great Transformation] did more than any work of that generation to broaden and deepen the critique of market societies.”-John Buell, The Progressive