Rentier capitalism

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  • Advantages Of Rentier Economy

    A rentier state can be defined as a state that “derive[s] most or a substantial part of [its] revenues from the outside world and the functioning of [its] political system depend[s] to a large degree on accruing external revenues that can be classified as rents” (Schwarz 604). Rentier states are heavily concentrated in Latin America, the Middle East, and Sub-Saharan Africa. The similarities of the rentier economies in these three regions vastly outweigh the differences as they are all plagued with the two classic problems all rentier economies face: economic dependence and vulnerability due to the boom and bust cycle. There are some nuanced differences between the economies in the regions, such as Dutch Disease occurring at a higher rate in…

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  • General Theory Of Employment Interest And Wealth Study Guide

    and strength of capitalist economy. The last chapter of the book, chapter 24 begins with the statement that the biggest and foremost problems of capitalism are “its failure to provide for full employment, and its arbitrary and inequitable distribution of wealth and incomes.” Keynes ends up suggesting an active role of government to intervene with fiscal and monetary policy to keep down the interest rate, which would ultimately lead to the “euthanasia of the rentier”. He considers this as a…

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  • Adam's Fallacy Summary

    Adam’s Fallacy: A Guide to Economic Theology Adam Smith’s book The Wealth of Nations is not noteworthy because it introduces any radical new ideas on capitalism, but rather because it gives a clear case of the possibility of a capitalist society developing, and more importantly undertakes the biggest problem capitalism has, at least in the eyes of Foley. “The question of how to be a good person and live a good and moral life within the antagonistic, impersonal, and self-regarding social…

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  • Gazprom's State Capitalism In Russia

    The weakness of the liberal order lies within the assumption that actors in the global market are purely motivated by economic rather than political objectives. This essay does not suggest that Russia is a unique case of “state capitalism”, but rather an example of a powerful state-owned multinational’s methods in influencing European politics. Gazprom’s strategy can be described as being founded on the premise that it runs in an oligopolistic market where its business decisions can have a…

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  • Globalisation Third World Countries Case Study

    Globalisation promotes interdependence between countries and advances the transfer of commodities, including cheap labour (Shangquan 2000: 1). As part of the drive towards ‘modernisation’ and global economic integration, many female workers are relocating around the world, following the promise of better work opportunities. However as the nature of capitalism inevitably involves the exploitation of workers for increased profit (Marx in Robinson 2004: 3), many of these women are then trafficked…

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  • Antanas Kaztauskis Character Analysis

    Antanas Kaztauskis was an immigrant from Lithuania who came over to America during the time of the industrial revolution. His time in America gives us just a small glimpse of how arduous life was at the time for the poor, unskilled worker, especially as an immigrant. He chronicles how upon his arrival, he had to search for jobs, and the search was a brutal one, with nearly 200 in line to get a job, all of them “tired and hungry”(Kaztauskis DH,pg.5). Over the course of the industrial revolution,…

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  • Analysis Of Mexican Profundo: Reclaiming A Lost Civilization

    However, the author points out that Mesoamerican cultural traits and traditions have survived despite being forcefully dominated by western capitalist societies. The preservation and survival of the Mesoamerican way of life is largely attributed to the Mexico Profundo. On the other hand, the imaginary Mexico works to destroy the Mesoamerican way of life and to fill that void with western capitalism. After reading Batalla’s book, I have learned that the oppression of the Mexico Profundo still…

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  • An Old Stage Of Capitalist Development Was Globalized Capitalism Case Study

    1. Americans work less than the French. 2. In 2008 the United States pushed the world into an economic crisis. 3. In a capitalist system the major proportion of production and distribution is in private hands. 4. Socialism is a system characterized by public ownership of property and a planned economy. 5. Yugoslavia once approximated worker control socialism. 6. An old stage of capitalist development was globalized…

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  • Effects Of Corruption In Nigeria

    state to control access to uncensored information. Third, in many countries the economic advances of the last quarter century have led to the emergence of increasingly prosperous middle and working classes who have pushed for democratic reforms. The New World Order and Global Terrorism C) The end of the Cold War and the “new world order” that followed the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, taken together with collapse of many authoritarian regimes in…

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  • Democracy And Capitalism In Modern Democracy

    Modern democracy is connected to capitalism on behalf of the bourgeoisie’s class in current economy. The 18th century social movements were pre dominantly caused by the help of bourgeoisie where they wanted to have formal right to own their land, property and free from arbitrary rule by the government. Importantly the whole society wanted just rules and laws that governed every individual in society. The rules and laws were established by the people as a whole. However, in modern democracy,…

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