The Enlightened Capitalist

The Enlightened Capitalist
Bichler, Shimshon and Nitzan, Jonathan. (2014). April. pp. 1-9. (Article - Monograph; English).


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On April 16, 2014, we published a short article in the Indian fortnightly Frontline, titled 'Profit from Crisis'. Scarcely had a day passed from the article’s publication that we got an angry email from an asset manager whom we'll call 'Mr. X'. Mr. X is an enlightened capitalist, and reading our piece had set him on fire. Our article, he protested, was 'terribly flawed'. It 'failed miserably' in understanding capitalism, and its allegation that capitalists do not want recovery is doing 'tremendous harm'. This note deconstructs Mr. X's protestations in the context of the current capitalist angst.



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Article - Monograph

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Profit from Crisis: Why Capitalists Do Not Want Recovery, and What That Means for America
Nitzan, Jonathan and Bichler, Shimshon. (2014). Frontline. 2 May. pp. 129-131. (Article - Magazine; English).


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BN Money & Finance
BN Conflict & Violence
BN Ideology
BN State & Government
BN Distribution
BN Power
BN Ecology & Environment
BN Business Enterprise
BN Capital & Accumulation
BN Policy
BN Value & Price
BN Class
BN Crisis
BN Production
BN Growth

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Jonathan Nitzan

Date Deposited

05 May 2014

Last Modified

09 Apr 2016 00:51


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