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Mass Men and Exceptional Women or Foxes and Lionesses

Jose Ortega y Gasset (The Revolt of the Masses) when writing in the 1920′s made some acute observations about society that are more relevant for today’s society than when he made them then. 1,735 more words

Economics

Corporate central planning and American industrialization

The Rise of Planning in Industrial America, 1865-1914 shows that the giant corporations that dominated the American economy through the 20th century were, first and foremost, unprecedented examples of successful, consensual central planning at a very large scale. 120 more words

Books

Economic Growth and the Historicity of Capitalism

One of the central characteristics of the new history of capitalism has been its tendency to defer the question of just what “capitalism” is. The project’s enquiry starts with the question, not with a predetermined answer. 563 more words

Commentary

Jo Guldi's Curiouser & Curiouser Footnotes

In The History Manifesto, historians Jo Guldi, the Hans Rothfels Assistant Professor of History at Brown, and David Armitage, the Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History and Chair of the History Department at Harvard, repeatedly misunderstand or misrepresent the research they disparagingly cite in their references — especially the research of economists and economic historians. 5,411 more words

Economic History