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A Capitalism for the People: Recapturing the Lost Genius of American Prosperity by Luigi Zingales

Published By: New York: Perseus Books, Basic Books
ISBN: 978-0-465-02947-1
Date of Publication: 2012


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Reviewed by: Robert J. MacCulloch of Auckland University Business School
Review DOI: 10.1257/jel.51.1.190.r13
Review Pages: 211-14

Book Review Abstract

Robert J. MacCulloch of Auckland University Business School reviews, "A Capitalism for the People: Recapturing the Lost Genius of American Prosperity" by Luigi Zingales. The Econlit abstract of this book begins: "Explores the problems of the American economic system and presents a call for change. Discusses the American exception; who killed Horatio Alger?; crony capitalism American style; crony finance; bailout nation; the responsibilities of the intellectuals; the time for populism; equality of opportunity; fighting inequality with competition; the need for a market-based ethics; limits to lobbying; simple is beautiful; good and bad taxes; reforming finance; data to the people; and being pro-market, not pro-business. Zingales is Robert C. McCormack Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance in the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago. Index."


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Robert J. MacCulloch of Auckland University Business School


JEL Classifications

D31: Personal Income, Wealth, and Their Distributions
D72: Models of Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior
L26: Entrepreneurship
M14: Corporate Culture; Social Responsibility
P16: Capitalist Systems: Political Economy


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