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Capitalism - in all its social, economic, political and cultural dimensions - has long been is a focus of many people's work.  The following are very partial - and frequently updated - listings of books,  articles, organizations, web videos and movies we find particularly useful.  We've included hyperlinks where available (in blue). 


Our goal is to include a variety of perspectives:  we believe the most valuable conversations result from considering different opinions and weighing them against our own ideas and experience.  Therefore, the listing of a resource here should not be understood as a statement of support for the ideas it expresses.   


Feel free to let us know if you have suggestions of resources to add!  


  • Samuel Bowles, Richard Edwards, and Frank Roosevelt, Understanding Capitalism, 4th      edition (New York: Oxford University Press, 2018).

  • Jared Bernstein, Crunch: Why Do I Feel So Squeezed (And Other Unsolved Economic Mysteries) (San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler, 2008).   

  • J. Bowe, M. Bowe and S. Streeter, eds., Gig: Americans Talk About Their Jobs (New York: Random House, 2001). 

  • Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America (originally published 1835-1840, widely reprinted). 







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