Conservative Capitalism

The Social Economy

  • Authors
  • David┬áReisman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. David Reisman
    Pages 1-14
  3. David Reisman
    Pages 15-47
  4. David Reisman
    Pages 48-78
  5. David Reisman
    Pages 79-109
  6. David Reisman
    Pages 110-132
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    Pages 133-166
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    Pages 167-188
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    Pages 189-222
  10. David Reisman
    Pages 223-257
  11. David Reisman
    Pages 258-260
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 261-277

About this book


This book is an authoritative and comprehensive guide to the essential relationship between markets and morals. Smith, Burke and Marx, Durkheim, Polyani and Hayek - all sought to situate market exchange and property-based acquisitiveness in the broader context of human interaction and social values. This framework of interdependence and ethics embeds the capitalist market economy in an ongoing whole of which the calculative present-day is but a part. The book argues that the stability of conservatism anchors the dynamism of entrepreneurship in a matrix of patterns and habits without which orderly free enterprise would be at risk of degenerating into the Hobbesian war of each against all.


capital capitalism economy entrepreneur entrepreneurship ethics interaction interdependence Marx rating social economy stability

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