Capitalism, democracy and Ralph's Pretty Good Grocery

Capitalism, democracy and Ralph's Pretty Good Grocery

Author: 
Mueller, John E.
Place: 
Princeton, N.J.
Publisher: 
Princeton University Press
Phys descriptions: 
356 pages ; 24 cm
Date published: 
2014
Record type: 
ISBN: 
978-56414-975-6
Call No: 
330.342.141 MUE
Abstract: 

Democracy is overrated. Capitalism, on the other hand, doesn't get enough credit. In this provocative and engaging book, John Mueller argues that these mismatches between image and reality create significant political and economic problems--inspiring instability, inefficiency, and widespread cynicism. We would be far better off, he writes, if we recognized that neither system is ideal or disastrous and accepted instead the humdrum truth that both are "pretty good." And, to Mueller, that means good enough. He declares that what is true of Garrison Keillor's fictional store "Ralph's Pretty Good

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CITATION: Mueller, John E.. Capitalism, democracy and Ralph's Pretty Good Grocery . Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press , 2014. - Available at: http://library.au.int/capitalism-democracy-and-ralphs-pretty-good-grocery