Capitalism in America by Alan Greenspan

Capitalism in America

From the legendary former Fed Chairman and the acclaimed Economist writer and historian, the full, epic story of America's evolution from a small patchwork of threadbare colonies to the most powerful engine of wealth and innovation the world has ever seen.Shortlisted for the 2018 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year AwardFrom even the start of his fabled career, Alan Greenspan was duly famous for his deep understanding of even ...

Details Capitalism in America

TitleCapitalism in America
Release DateOct 16th, 2018
PublisherPenguin Press
GenreEconomics, History, Nonfiction, Finance, Business, North American Hi..., American History, Buisness

Reviews Capitalism in America

  • Marks54
    This one is a bit hard to review. It has its good points and is entertaining is spots. It is a too basic and clearly intended for a general reading audience. It is well written and draws on the best of current historical scholarship. The book also has a clear perspective, which is a mixed blessing.This is a one volume history of American capitalism that stretches temporally from colonial times to the beginning year of the Trump administration. Th...
  • Edward Ocampo
    A compelling narrative which chronologically covers the economic history of the United States. The 19th and most of the 20th century are covered in detail with interesting insights but the last 25 years do not get the same attention. The last chapter proposes a policy response to America's fading economic dynamism which failed to entirely convince me. Nevertheless, well worth reading.
  • Nick Crowley
    Capitalism in America uses history to frame Alan Greenspan's traditional conservative ideology and his prescription for the future maintenance of the macroeconomy. With this book as evidence, I submit that his old-school brand of conservatism--while more palatable than the mindless populism currently in vogue--relies upon a several convenient omissions from the economic history of the United States, as well as a quintessentially aristocratic pers...
  • Jeffrey
    For the most part Capitalism in America is an ambitious account of the history of the development of Capitalism in America. Unlike other accounts which may focus on a certain era or financial, Greenspan and Wooldridge attempt to give an overall sweep of the history of America intertwined with economic and financial developments. The result is greater context and also scope. However the account is slightly flawed because it is colored by "market f...
  • Jason King
    Only a very small number of people are going to like this book. Funny enough, there really aren't many surveys of American economic history written for laypeople, so comparisons aren't going to do much good. But the book is choppy, at times contradictory (praising intellectual property in the beginning as a cause for American economic strength, and then calling it a cause of American productivity decline in the current age - or of praising Japane...
  • Phillip
    Very well researched.