The Quality of Society, Volume II

Essays on the Unified Theory of Capitalism

Authors: Figueroa, Adolfo

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  • Presents a more historical companion volume to the author's larger project
  • Explains the persistence of inequality both within countries and between them
  • Highlights how capitalism depletes natural resources and pollutes the natural environment
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This book articulates a unified theory of capitalism as an attempt to provide a comprehensive scientific theory of this social system. A unified theory of capitalism is not the combination of the predominant economic theories—neoclassical, classical, and Keynesian—so as to make them compatible. It is not a composite economic theory. It is a new economic theory. Predictions of the theory’s models were consistent with eight basic empirical regularities of capitalism dealing with economic growth, income inequality, employment level, and environment degradation. Therefore, the unified theory can be accepted as a good approximation of the real capitalist world. But the models were constructed at a high level of abstraction. Also problematic  was the need to work out more fully the public policy implications of the theory. It is, therefore, no wonder that essays on the unified theory to answer these questions are a natural outcome of a new scientific endeavor attempting to reach a unity of knowledge in economics.

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 Adolfo Figueroa holds a Ph.D. degree in economics from Vanderbilt University, USA. He is a Professor Emeritus of Economics at the Catholic University of Peru. He has published several books with Palgrave: The Quality of SocietyEconomics of the Anthropocene AgeRules for Scientific Research in Economics, and Growth, Employment, Inequality, and the Environment. During his distinguished academic career, Figueroa served as a visiting professor at American, European, and Latin American universities. And he participated in several international collaborative research projects (at the University of Oxford, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and other institutions). As a professional economist, he worked as consultant to several international organizations (including the World Bank, ILO, UNDP, FAO, and IFAD), doing fieldwork in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Quality of Society, Volume II
Book Subtitle
Essays on the Unified Theory of Capitalism
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-79565-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-79565-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-79564-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 230
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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