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Book: The Origin of Capitalism, by Ellen Meiksins Wood

Ellen Meiksins Wood, The Origin of Capitalism: A Longer View (Verso 2002), 216pp The aim of this book is to place capitalism into historical context: a social system that was brought about by specific conditions and historical trends. Particularly, it is concerned with showing that capitalism was not simply an expression of natural human tendencies; to “truck, barter, […]