WorldCat Identities

Perelman, Michael

Overview
Works: 53 works in 321 publications in 4 languages and 12,168 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HC103, 303.6
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works about Michael Perelman
 
Most widely held works by Michael Perelman
Class warfare in the information age by Michael Perelman( Book )

16 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The mention of class struggle evokes images of a grimy age in which bygone captains of industry callously oppressed armies of overworked and underpaid proletarians. This dark portrait of class conflict stands in sharp contrast to the glorious promise of an information age. In Class Warfare in the Information Age, Michael Perelman shows how class conflict remains a contemporary issue. He challenges the notion that, with the help of modern computer and telecommunication technologies, we can look forward to life in a well-educated society in which anybody with even a modicum of intelligence and discipline can enjoy a more than comfortable existence. In a relatively jargon-free economic and political analysis, Perelman reveals how the efforts of business to profit from the sale of information will result in the reduction of access to information, rather than the increase. He demonstrates how the treatment of information as a commodity will cause it to be more regulated and less accessible. In the future, Perelman argues, it will still become a class-based privilege to access and afford information, and the rights of individuals will disintegrate as the power of the corporate sector grows. Class Warfare in the Information Age is a refreshingly critical work that forces readers to rethink the conventional hype surrounding the information superhighway. Book jacket."--Jacket
Steal this idea : intellectual property rights and the corporate confiscation of creativity by Michael Perelman( Book )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steal This Idea explores options for moving beyond the current regime to one that truly fosters intellectual progress and results in a more equitable distribution of goods created under its watch."--Jacket
The pathology of the U.S. economy : the costs of a low-wage system by Michael Perelman( Book )

19 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book demonstrates the calamitous consequences of the current U.S. policies that follow a Haitian model of low-wage development. The author makes his case by describing the decades-long unfolding of the current crisis in the U.S. economy following the postwar boom. From the beginning, the boom contained the seeds of its own destruction. As the boom disintegrated, attempts to stabilize the economy made matters even worse. Efforts at profit maximization reinforced the problems. For example, attacks on both labour and government reinforced the decline. This work warns against framing policies predicated upon either Keynesian or neo-classical theory since both suffer from an unwarranted belief that a market economy can avoid crisis with appropriate economic management
Farming for profit in a hungry world : capital and the crisis in agriculture by Michael Perelman( Book )

15 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The myth of agricultural efficiency; Developing agriculture for profit; Capital conquers the countryside; The global domain of capital; Myth and economics
Classical political economy : primitive accumulation and the social division of labor by Michael Perelman( Book )

26 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Présentation de l'éditeur : "Classical Political Economy addresses the question of what determines the social division of labour, the division of society into independent firms and industries and develops the theoretical implications of primitive accumulation. It also offers a significantly different interpretation of classical political economy, demonstrating that this school of thought supported the process of primitive accumulation. Classical political economy presents an imposing facade. For more than two centuries, the accepted doctrine dictates that a market generates forces that provide the most efficient method for organising production. This laissez faire approach is an ideology that gives capital absolute freedom of action, and yet called for intervention to coerce people to do things that they would not otherwise do. Classical political economy therefore encouraged policies that would hinder people's ability to produce for their own needs. Michael Perelman, however, in this innovative take on the subject, seeks to challenge the ideologies that would allow things to continue in this line unchecked."
The perverse economy : the impact of markets on people and the environment by Michael Perelman( Book )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Perelman will show how this approach has produced a discipline in which its followers' models and representations of the world around them are so removed from reality that continuing to abide by them would jeopardize both human capacities and nature itself."--Jacket
The invention of capitalism : classical political economy and the secret history of primitive accumulation by Michael Perelman( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The originators of classical political economy - Adam Smith, David Ricardo, James Steuart, and others - created a discourse that explained the logic, origin and, in many respects, the essential rightness of capitalism. But, in the great texts of that discourse, these writers downplayed a crucial requirement for capitalism's creation: for it to succeed, peasants would have to abandon their self-sufficient lifestyle and go to work for wages in a factory. Why would they willingly do this?
The natural instability of markets : expectations, increasing returns, and the collapse of capitalism by Michael Perelman( Book )

20 editions published between 1957 and 2003 in English and Chinese and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the rush to open societies to the benefits of competition, economists have overlooked the fundamental instability of competitive markets - what had seemed to be an invincible capitalist juggernaut may be reaching its apotheosis. Michael Perelman argues that capitalism's victory is temporary, based as it is on an unrealistic understanding of the system's inherent risks. He analyzes the nature and causes of crisis within a market society and along the way, he reexamines one of capitalism's most primary and unquestioned tenets - the more competition there is, the better off society will be. This accessible book, garnished with plenty of examples and anecdotes, is an open-minded injection of common sense into the understanding of a capitalist society
Manufacturing discontent : the trap of individualism in corporate society by Michael Perelman( Book )

14 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corporate power has a huge impact on the rights and privileges of individuals -- as workers, consumers, and citizens. This book explores how the myth of individualism reinforces corporate power by making people perceive themselves as having choices, when in fact most peoples' options are very limited. Perelman describes the manufacture of unhappiness - the continual generation of dissatisfaction with products people are encouraged to purchase and quickly discard - and the complex techniques corporations employ to avoid responsibility and accountability to their workers, consumers and the environment. He outlines ways in which individuals can surpass individualism and instead work together to check the growing power of corporations. While other books have surveyed the corporate landscape, or decried modern consumerism, Perelman, a professor of economics, places these ideas within a proper economic and historical context. He explores the limits of corporate accountability and responsibility, and investigates the relation between a wide range of phenomena such as food, fear and terrorism. Highly readable, Manufacturing Discontent will appeal to anyone with an interest in the way society works - and what really determines the rights of individuals in a corporate society
Keynes, investment theory, and the economic slowdown : the role of replacement investment and q-ratios by Michael Perelman( Book )

21 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Obsolete capital goods, thereby leading the economy into a period
Information, social relations, and the economics of high technology by Michael Perelman( Book )

15 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pathology of the U.S. economy revisited : the intractable contradictions of economic policy by Michael Perelman( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book describes the deep contradictions plague market economies. It shows how the influence of these contradictions sometimes subsides, allowing the economy to perform relatively well. But in time, these contradictions accumulate and economy declines as if it suffers from some degenerative disease
Railroading economics : the creation of the free market mythology by Michael Perelman( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Most economic theory assumes a pure capitalism of perfect competition. This book is a penetrating critique of the rhetoric and practice of conventional economic theory. It explores how even in the United States--the most capitalist of countries--the market has always been subject to numerous constraints. Perelman examines the way in which these constraints have been defended by such figures as Henry Ford, J.P. Morgan, and Herbert Hoover, and were indeed essential to the expansion of U.S. capitalism. In the process, he rediscovers the critical element in conservative thought that has been lost in the neoliberal present. This important and original historical reconstruction points the way to a discipline of economics freed from the mythology of the market."--Publisher's website
The confiscation of American prosperity : from right-wing extremism and economic ideology to the next great depression by Michael Perelman( Book )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book argues that the right-wing revolution in the United States has created deepening inequality and will lead to economic catastrophe. The author makes the case that over the past three decades the rich have confiscated wealth and income from the poor and middle class to a far greater extent than many realize, and he explores in detail important but commonly unmeasured dimensions of inequality. He also takes aim at the economics profession, criticising the analytical blinders that leave economists incapable of seeing the coming crisis
The end of economics by Michael Perelman( Book )

21 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, Perelman explores the real constraints on the US market and the implications of a non-perfect world
Late bloomers : how to achieve your potential at any age by Carol Colman( Book )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marx's crises theory : scarcity, labor, and finance by Michael Perelman( Book )

10 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of capitalism has long been thought to be a sequence of recurring crises that appear in various forms: crises in employing people, crises in obtaining resources, and financial crises. Marx's Crises Theory: Scarcity, Labor, and Finance provides a framework for interpreting Marx's theory of crises. In conclusion, the author asserts that as long as the financial structure leads to periodic breakdowns, Marx's writings on the subject will retain their importance as a source of theory and analysis of the dynamics of political economy
Transcending the economy : on the potential of passionate labor and the wastes of the market by Michael Perelman( Book )

17 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using examples ranging from wartime selflessness to blood donations and computer programming, he demonstrates that passionate labor has the potential to elevate both human performance and satisfaction well beyond the shallow limits imposed by markets."--Jacket
The invisible handcuffs of capitalism : how market tyranny stifles the economy by stunting workers by Michael Perelman( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mainstream economics ignores or distorts the most fundamental aspect of this reality: that the vast majority of people must, out of necessity, labor on behalf of others, transformed into nothing but a means to the end of maximum profits for their employers. The nature of the work we do and the conditions under which we do it profoundly shape our lives. And yet, both of these factors are peripheral to mainstream economics. By sweeping labor under the rug, mainstream economists hide the nature of capitalism, making it appear to be a system based upon equal exchange rather than exploitation inside every workplace
The confiscation of American purity : from right-wing extremism and economic ideology to the next great depression by Michael Perelman( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book argues that the right-wing revolution in the United States has created deepening inequality and will lead to economic catastrophe. The author makes the case that over the past three decades the rich have confiscated wealth and income from the poor and middle class to a far greater extent than many realize, and he explores in detail important but commonly unmeasured dimensions of inequality. He also takes aim at the economics profession, criticising the analytical blinders that leave economists incapable of seeing the coming crisis
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.36 (from 0.02 for Marx's cri ... to 0.90 for Artist fil ...)

Class warfare in the information age
Alternative Names
Michael Perelman American economist

Michael Perelman economista estadounidense

Perelman, Michael A. 1939-

페럴먼, 마이클

Languages
English (268)

Chinese (3)

Spanish (2)

German (1)

Covers
Steal this idea : intellectual property rights and the corporate confiscation of creativityThe pathology of the U.S. economy : the costs of a low-wage systemThe perverse economy : the impact of markets on people and the environmentThe invention of capitalism : classical political economy and the secret history of primitive accumulationThe natural instability of markets : expectations, increasing returns, and the collapse of capitalismManufacturing discontent : the trap of individualism in corporate societyKeynes, investment theory, and the economic slowdown : the role of replacement investment and q-ratiosThe pathology of the U.S. economy revisited : the intractable contradictions of economic policy