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Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

The most celebrated and widespread of the 19th-c. European revolutions proved also a crucial turning point in the Italian Risorgimento. Beginning with an insurrection in Palermo in January,...

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Poverty, the Poor Laws, and the Family

Joseph Persky.

in The Political Economy of Progress

July 2016; p ublished online June 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Economics. 5440 words.

A general policy consensus among classical economists sought Poor Law reform, which would guarantee recipients a state of “less eligibility”—i.e., a state no more attractive than the...

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Cooperatives, Unions, and Economic Democracy

Joseph Persky.

in The Political Economy of Progress

July 2016; p ublished online June 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Economics. 7875 words.

The key argument of this volume is that Mill saw laissez-faire capitalism as a transitional state. For Mill the concrete manifestation of this transition was to be found in the rise of...

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Twentieth-century political economy: a brief history of global capitalism

JD Sachs.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

December 1999; p ublished online December 1999 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development and Growth; Public Economics; Political Economy; Public Policy. 0 words.

Modern capitalism emerged in the early nineteenth century in western Europe and the European offshoots of the Americas and Oceania. Recognizing the unparalleled dynamism of the new...

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